Toronto Field Naturalists  –  Enjoy and preserve nature with us!
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Tips for Summer Walks
  • Wide brimmed hat for sun protection.
  • Long pants to protect your legs from thistles, poison ivy & ticks.
  • Water, sun screen and insect repellent.
  • Hiking boots or running shoes.
Our Walks
Guests are welcome at our events.
Receiving full information about walks is a benefit of membership.
We publicize information on about 2 walks per month as a benefit to the general public who might want to join us. Groups should contact us in advance for permission to join a walk since since not all walks are suitable for larger groups.
You may reach us at 416-593-2656 or via email. We are staffed by volunteers so it may take a few days to receive a response. If you are enquiring about a weekend walk please contact us before noon on Friday.
Helpful Information
Make the most of your walk by using these resources:
Guidelines for Participants
TFN walks are conducted by unpaid volunteers. Guests are welcome on our walks but are asked to comply with our guidelines:
  • Read the Naturalists' Code of Ethics.
  • Outings go rain or shine. Check the weather to know what to wear.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. If you plan to bring a stroller, be aware that there may be steps or other unsuitable terrain.
  • Stay on the paths. Do not pick or collect specimens.
  • Please do not bring pets.
Resources for Leaders
Upcoming Walks - 2015

Mon, July 20 at 11:00 am. • TODMORDEN MILLS WILDFLOWER PRESERVE & HISTORIC SITE IN THE DON RIVER VALLEY – Pan Am Games Walk

Leaders: Vivienne Denton and Margaret McRae. Join with the Toronto Field Naturalists for a pleasant stroll through the Todmorden Mills Wildflower Preserve and historic mill site in the Don River Valley for a walk of historical and natural interest.

Meet at Todmorden Mills, 67 Pottery Road, down the hill from Broadview Avenue, at the beginning of the pedestrian bridge at the end of the red brick road. Get off any bus from Broadview subway station at Mortimer Avenue and walk down Pottery Road to the site. If you drive, there is free parking on site.

Tues, July 21 • LAVENDER CREEK & SMYTHE PARK – Nature & Heritage

Thurs, July 23 • FOREST HILL/SPADINA DITCH – Evening Ramble

Sat, July 25 • EARL BALES PARK & THE WEST DON RIVER –– Nature Walk

Sun, July 26 at 1:00 pm • L'AMOREAUX NORTH PARK & PASSMORE FOREST – Nature Walk

Leader: Jason Ramsay-Brown. Meet at the southwest corner of the parking lot at L'Amoreaux Community Recreation Centre (2000 McNicoll Ave) by the steep staircase down to the park. Learn about local history and natural heritage as we take a 2 km circular walk around the pond and through Passmore Forest. Some short inclines and uneven trails. Bring water, camera, binoculars, and a snack if you like.

Tues, July 28 • GUILDWOOD PARK TO DORIS MCCARTHY TRAIL – History & Local Lore

Wed, July 29 • JIM BAILLIE NATURE RESERVE – Nature Walk

Thurs, July 30 • MOUNT PLEASANT CEMETERY – Evening Ramble

Sat, Aug 1 • MUSIC GARDEN – Nature Arts

Sun, Aug 2 • LOWER HUMBER RIVER – Nature Walk

Mon, Aug 3 • WEST DON VALLEY – Nature Walk

Tues, Aug 4 • ROSETTA MCLAIN GARDENS – Evening Ramble

Wed, Aug 5 • EGLINTON FLATS – Nature & Heritage

Thurs, Aug 6 • G ROSS LORD PARK – Nature Walk

Sat, Aug 8 at 1:30 pm • CHESTERTON SHORES TO THE ROUGE – Nature Walk

Leader: Joanne Doucette. Meet outside the entrance to the Rouge Hill GO station. Take a guided walk with a naturalist along Toronto's own coast. Learn about the birds, flowers, rocks while enjoying great views with plenty of outlooks and benches along the Waterfront Trail. We will walk to the Rouge Marsh and back (about 5 km). Family friendly but no dogs please. Bring binoculars. The trail is wide, paved and easy with gentle slopes and no stairs. Access information for GO Transit call 416-869-3200. For TTC info call 416-393-4636

Sun, Aug 9 • TODMORDEN MILLS/BRICKWORKS – Pollinators

Wed, Aug 12 • WILKET CREEK PARK – Trees & Nature

Thurs, Aug 13 • GLEN AMES RAVINE – Evening Ramble

Sat, Aug 15 • GLENDON CAMPUS – Heritage & Trees

Sun, Aug 16 at 2:00 pm • FOXWELL ALLOTMENT GARDENS, "TORONTO CARRYING PLACE", SMYTHE PARK – Lost Rivers

Leaders: Helen Mills and friends. Meet at Jane St and Woolner Ave. Explore an indigenous trade route, a remnant of oak savannah, wetland restorations and water birds. Walk will end at Jane St and Alliance Ave. A joint outing with Toronto Green Community.

Wed, Aug 19 • YORK CEMETERY – Trees

Thurs, Aug 20 at 6:30 pm • HIGH PARK – Evening Ramble

Leader: Wendy Rothwell. Meet at the park entrance at Bloor St W and High Park Ave for a circular walk.

Sat, Aug 22 • ROUGE PARK – Nature Walk

Sun, Aug 23 • CENTRAL WATERFRONT PARKS – Nature Walk

Tues, Aug 25 • MOUNT PLEASANT CEMETERY – Trees & Horticulture

Thurs, Aug 27 • WOODBINE PARK & EASTERN BEACHES – Evening Ramble

Sat, Aug 29 • PINE HILLS CEMETERY – Trees

Sun, Aug 30 • YELLOW & MUD CREEKS – Nature Walk

Other Walks