Please check out the latest episodes of our Toronto Nature Now radio show in partnership with CJRU: Episode 166: Spring Ephemeral Plants Jonathan explains what (spring) epheremal plants are, some examples, how they come to be and some little (sometimes blue) friends who help reproduce them. Listen here Episode 167: Wildlife at Ontario Place Francesca Read More
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The Future of Parklands surrounding Ontario Place: Speak up on April 27th.
On April 27, 5:00 pm please speak up for nature at Ontario Place – in particular, the future parklands that will surround the proposed new development. A major redevelopment – featuring a massive (65,000 square metre) private spa – is proposed for the site by Infrastructure Ontario, on behalf of the province, which owns the Read More
The Future of Ontario Place – West Island: Public Parkland or Private Spa?
We have two opportunities to speak up for Ontario Place’s West Island over the coming days. A major redevelopment – featuring a massive (65,000 square metre) private spa – is proposed for the site by Infrastructure Ontario, on behalf of the province, which owns the lands. Many groups have raised concerns about the impacts on Read More
Fight for Nature – Fight Bill 23
Long-standing safeguards for natural heritage in southern Ontario, and especially the Greenbelt, are about to be swept away by Bill 23, an omnibus bill being rushed through by Doug Ford’s government at Queen’s Park. Introduced on October 25, Bill 23 is devastating in its scope and disregard for the environment, and has already passed second Read More
Ontario Place needs nature-focused designs, speak up by November 18!
Ontario Place is being redeveloped, including the public parkland areas. Now is your chance to choose between options for five zones along the waterfront, including the water’s edge, the marina and the cove. Project designers are asking the public to choose between more natural and less natural options for each zone. The online survey takes Read More
Toronto Star opinion piece by TFN President, Ellen Schwartzel.
The Toronto Star has today published an opinion piece by our president, Ellen Schwartzel titled “Toronto’s parklands require more care, protection and expansion”. Below is a link to the opinion piece. https://tfngo.to/aug21star Read More
Take the Survey about Feeding Wildlife in Toronto
The City of Toronto is reviewing its Animal Bylaw, and would like your feedback. You can take action by completing The City’s online survey before midnight on December 17, 2021. Many aspects of the Animal Bylaw are included in the survey, and the TFN specifically supports changes to the rules for feeding of wildlife. Feeding Read More