Public walks are back.

We are happy to be able to offer public walks again. Starting in July 2022, we will start offering one public walk per month.

Our July public walk will take place on July 7th in Woodbine and Ashbridge’s Bay Parks and will be lead by Bob Kortright. This will be a nature and heritage walk. See full details on the walk below:

Woodbine and Ashbridges’ Bay Parks – nature and heritage

July 7th at 9:00 am

Walk leader:  Bob Kortright

Location: Woodbine and Ashbridges’ Bay Parks

Meeting spot: Park edge at the southeast corner of Coxwell and Eastern Avenues.

This is a 2.5 hour circular walk covering 3kms over mostly paved and fairly flat surfaces.

We will outline the history of Ashbridge’s Bay, Woodbine and Ashbridge’s Bay Parks, including the replacement of the western 40% of the Woodbine/Greenwood racetrack with Woodbine Park, the construction of Coatsworth cut, the sedimentation remediation, new wastewater treatment outfall, shoreline protection and the naturalization of the parks. Expect trees, flowers & butterflies.

Stairs: There are no stairs.

Washrooms: Washrooms are available along the way

What to bring: Binoculars, water, snacks, sunscreen, hat.
TTC: The 22A Coxwell bus from the Coxwell subway station on line 2 and Queen streetcar stops are close to the starting point. 

Parking: Parking is available in Ashbridge’s Bay Park and off Eastern Avenue east of Coxwell.

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.