Tell the City to make nature a priority on the Toronto Islands

Your chance to comment on the Toronto Island Park Master Plan is March 1st – March 7. Tell the City to make nature a priority on the Toronto Islands!

The City is hosting four public input evenings on the long-term future of the Toronto Islands.

  • March 1st (6:00 – 9 pm) Open House
  • March 3 (6:00 – 8 pm) is about enhancing visitor experience
  • March 7 (6:00 – 8:00 pm) is about the environment
  • March 10 (6:00 – 8:00) is about access and connection

Register now for any of these events

What’s at Stake

The Toronto Islands represent one of the most remarkable biodiversity hotspots along the north shore of Lake Ontario, with 75 bird species nesting there regularly. Toronto Islands may have the highest concentration of rare plants in the City of Toronto. As well, 36 species of butterflies live on the sand dunes, meadows and woodlands of the Toronto Islands.

With 1.5 million visitors a year, Toronto Island’s nature is under a lot of pressure. Tell City planners that you care about the remarkable biodiversity on Toronto Islands, and that protection needs to be a key priority.

Learn more about Island biodiversity and how to protect it in Biodiversity Principles for Toronto Islands

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.