6th Annual Tommy Thompson Park Butterfly Festival
August 23, 2014
Late August is the prime time to get a glimpse of the Monarch Butterfly before they start their annual migration to Mexico, where they spend the winter. This incredible 3,500 km migration takes place between August and November and begins with the gathering of the Monarchs at places like Tommy Thompson Park, Toronto?s Urban Wilderness.
On Saturday, August 23, 2014 the 6th annual Tommy Thompson Park Butterfly Festival will celebrate this incredible migration by welcoming children, families and nature lovers to learn more about butterfly conservation and biodiversity. Through the many activities, nature hikes and educational displays at this year?s FREE event, visitors can discover the more than 55 species of butterflies and moths recorded to date at the park.
* KIDS! DRESS TO IMPRESS *
**Come dressed in bright colours like your favourite butterfly!**
Where is TTP?
Tommy Thompson Park is located at 1 Leslie Street, Toronto (at the foot of Leslie St, south of Lake Shore Blvd E).
FREE parking is available on Unwin Avenue or Leslie Street, and in the TTP Parking Lot. Parking is limited.
Getting to TTP via TTC
From Donlands Subway Station: Take the 83 Jones S. bus south from Donlands station to Commissioners St. It is a short walk south of the stop to the park.
From Downtown: Take the 501 Streetcar along Queen St. to Leslie St. Catch the 83 Jones S. Bus to Commissioners St. and walk south to the park entrance.
Due to expansion of TTC's streetcar infrastructure on Leslie Street, bus detours, lane closures and reduced street parking are expected.
Leslie Street will be closed on Saturday, August 23. Detour on to Cherry Street down to Unwin Ave.
Visit the TTC Website for more details.
Please note that pets and unauthorized vehicles are not permitted in the park.
This is a rain or shine event!
Other Things You Should Know
A hotdog vendor will be selling food on Leslie St. at Unwin Ave. Please know that this is the only opportunity to purchase food and beverages at the festival - there is no food or drink available inside the park. Make sure to bring adequate snacks and water for the day!
Tommy Thompson Park Map