Special Invitation in Crothers Woods

City of Toronto, Forestry is planning a natural surface trail wayfinding pilot project in Crothers Woods, Sun Valley and Cottonwood Flats. This will see installation of wayfinding signage throughout the area to improve trail user experience and tie into the larger Toronto Park & Trails Wayfinding Strategy and the Toronto 360 Wayfinding Strategy. TFN Members are being welcomed to an invitation-only pop-up ‘Prototype Test’ to collect feedback before permanent installation!

The Prototype Test will involve temporary installation of representative signs in a select area. Volunteer participants will have a chance to interact with these signs along the trail and provide targeted feedback which will be used to help with planning for the next stage of the project.

The event will run from 10am – noon on Saturday, November 20th. City staff will be on site to direct participants and collect feedback, and pre-registration and COVID screening will be required. Trails involve some uneven terrain and sturdy footwear is recommended.

Ideally the City would like to have some participants that are familiar with the trail system and some that are not, so if you’ve never been to Crothers Woods, or know someone that hasn’t, all are welcome. Children are also welcome as they provide their own unique perspective.

To participate, please see the November issue of Communications of the TFN (our monthly email) or reach out to webmaster@torontofieldnaturalists.org.

Toronto Field Naturalists wishes to acknowledge this Land through which we walk. For thousands of years, the Land has been shared by the Wendat, the Haudenosaunee, and the Anishinaabe. Toronto is situated on the Land within the Toronto Purchase, Treaty 13, the traditional and treaty Lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. This territory is also part of the Dish with One Spoon Wampum, a covenant agreement between Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Wendat peoples and allied nations to peaceably share the land and all its resources. Today, the Land is home to peoples of numerous nations. We are all grateful to have the opportunity to continue to care for and share the beauty of this Land.