About Tommy Thomson Park
In 2012, Waterfront Toronto with Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) made improvements to Tommy Thompson Park, a distinctive urban wilderness minutes from downtown.
Located in the Port Lands at the foot of Leslie Street, the five kilometre man-made peninsula is home to the largest existing natural habitat on Toronto’s waterfront and provides opportunities for recreational activities including bird-watching, hiking, cycling and fishing.
As part of the park’s Master Plan, park infrastructure was installed including a new park entrance, nature viewing platform, an ecological research station, and a pavilion with washrooms. These small buildings were designed to act as elemental shelters without disturbing the park’s natural character.
The project also includes enhancements to the park’s aquatic and terrestrial habitats, and trail system. These improvements benefit a wide range of species in the park and further enhance the park as a biological centre on the Toronto Waterfront.