Record runner roster at Tannenbaum 10 k

A record 984 runners and walkers raced the 10th annual Tannenbaum 10 k run on a relatively balmy Sunday, Dec. 6. Hosted by the Toronto Beaches Runners Club, all proceeds from the charity run support Community Centre 55’s Share-A-Christmas campaign. For a full list of results, visit the Tannenbaum 10 k website. [envira-gallery id=”18405″]  

Beach family flies high in birdathon

How do you warm up for a birdathon? Just wing it. At least, that’s one approach recommended by Beach birder Andrew Macdonald, whose family is currently ranked third in the Great Canadian Birdathon. “Grab a pair of binoculars and some snacks, and just go to the Leslie Spit on the weekend,” said Macdonald. “There’s so […]

New trails proposed for Leslie Street Spit

A public meeting was held on April 28 at the Fire Academy on Eastern Avenue to gather input on plans to construct a series of trails through the baselands in Tommy Thompson Park. The baselands cover the area of the park southwest of the main entrance, bounded by Unwin Avenue and the Outer Harbour Marina […]

A jewel of a park built on landfill

Returning from a bike ride on a warm and sunny Sunday in September, I braked to a sudden stop and looked down. A small green spotted frog sat enjoying the radiating warmth of the asphalt path. I turned my front wheel to shield it from oncoming cyclists until it hopped to the safety of the […]

Discovery afoot with Jane’s Walks

The Jane’s Walk festival is set to take to the streets, laneways and urban trails of Toronto on the weekend of May 2, 3 and 4. The walks are free, locally-led tours that organizers call “walking conversations.” The event pays homage to the late Jane Jacobs, an urban activist who encouraged residents to become involved […]

The call of a small, green-brown wild

After work the other night, I took a walk by the ponds down at Bluffer’s Park near the lake. The strident chorus of sounds coming from the area was mesmerizing. I looked around the pond and knelt down by the water and saw several toads swimming around, chasing each other, some mating, and some just […]

Spit critters celebrated at fest

An amazing birding festival is taking place on May 11 just minutes from the Beach at Tommy Thompson Park.  Come learn about migration and the importance of bird conservation.  A variety of activities will be available for individuals of all ages and abilities. You can explore the trails looking for seasonal birds, birds of prey, […]

Blanding Turtle anything but bland

Say hello to the Blanding Turtle.  I saw my first Blanding Turtle (Emydoidea Blandingii) while I was driving my car down a dirt road. All of a sudden I saw a large turtle with his bright yellow neck, out on the road in front of me.  I pulled the car to the side of the […]