TFN empowers its members to Take Action in protecting Toronto’s green spaces and the species that inhabit them. Members of our Action Committee circulate important environmental news, create petitions, collaborate with other organizations to address issue of concern, and sit on numerous advisory councils, community associations, and stakeholder groups, helping to advocate for nature, raise environmental awareness, and inform decision-making.
World Wetland Day: A Splashy Affair February 9, 2024 - Each February, the global community marks World Wetland Day. Wetlands are among the planet’s most biodiverse habitats; in Toronto, wetlands are the best places to spot turtles, trumpeter swans, wood ducks, herons and muskrats, just to name a few species. Wetlands are vital for buffering floodwaters and storing carbon. But wetlands are also under intense Read More Can a walk in the park fight climate change? January 27, 2024 - Rainy January days are a worry; they remind us that our winters are warming. Climate is a common conversation theme, and we all feel the urge to move beyond worry to action. When we explore ways to lighten our personal carbon footprints, our travel choices are key. Air travel especially, is an outsized contributor to Read More Public shoreline parkland or private spa? December 4, 2023 - The future of Ontario Place hangs in the balance. The natural habitat of Ontario Place was a chief casualty of the grand New Deal announced between the City of Toronto and the provincial government on November 27, 2023. As part of the deal to help the city resolve its critical budget shortfalls, the city agreed Read More Good news on Earl Bales Trail Link! November 10, 2023 - Thanks to all who responded to TFN’s recent action request and emailed their councillor supporting the Earl Bales Trail Link! On Nov 8, City Council unanimously directed City staff to explore the best trail route between Earl Bales Park and York Mills subway station. Parks, Forestry and Recreation staff are to consult with the City’s Read More
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