Tommy Thompson Park

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Address: 1 Leslie St, Toronto, ON M4M 3M2
Phone: +14166616600 
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One of our favourite things to do at Tommy Thompson park is watching sunsets and bird watching. The park is totally man-made which extends into the lake for about 500 hectares making it seem like an island but still connected to the main city. This park is located at the Harbourfront, great for lake views and getting away from the city. Tommy Thompson is the perfect location to visit if you want to spend a quiet day in nature.

Things to Do

You can enjoy one of the gorgeous sunsets accompanied by the city’s skylines from Tommy Thompson’s beach, which is calm and beautiful. The park also has multiple trails, which are great for nature walks, bicycles and rollerblading. It takes around 2-3 hours to walk around the entire park, which is a great way to get some exercise while admiring the landscape. You can enjoy the sunset from a variety of locations, especially the lighthouse towards the park’s end is the best. The park is also an excellent spot for meditation and connecting with nature.
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This park is home to a variety of flora and animals, particularly birds. There are several bird-watching viewpoints around the park. The park has over 300 species of birds including Red-headed woodpecker, great grey owl, and house sparrow. When visiting the park, make sure you do not disrupt or harm the wildlife. When photographing owls, make sure not to use flash.
Tommy Thompson Park is covered by forests, wetlands, meadows and woodlands. A considerable number of colonial birds, such as herring gulls, great egrets, and common terns, can be seen in the park. It is a wonderful location to visit with your family and friends. However, pets are not permitted.
You can observe animals like rabbits, turtles, butterflies, fish such as Alewife and largemouth bass. Foxes and coyotes can also be seen depending on the time of day. You can hear them howling at night, and if you see a coyote with a collar, it’s a study coyote for research, and you should avoid approaching. Groundhogs, bats, and opossums are among the other animals you can enjoy watching.


The park entrance and Pavillon is also a modern public outdoor infrastructure with amenities such as washrooms and lounging places, all of which are sheltered by the massive cantilevered roof. There is also free parking available at this area on Leslie St and Unwind Ave, which has plenty of room for everyone, but if you choose to park somewhere else, such as on Unwined Ave, feel free to do so.


Make sure to visit this amazing park for stunning views within their public access hours, which are weekends, holidays, and weekdays from 4 to 9 p.m., and make sure to not litter.

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