The 4th annual Tommy Thompson Park Butterfly Festival was declared a success! Native wildflowers and sunny skies flattered the butterflies on a picture-perfect summer day, ideal for celebrating their mighty migration.
Festival goers turned out in crowds, eager to catch a glimpse of a fluttering Eastern tailed-blue or spy on a Monarch feeding on nectar. An estimated 1,500 participants attended guided hikes, visited educational displays and strolled, biked or rollerbladed through the park.
We look forward to seeing you in 2013!
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.
Visit the TTC Website for more details.
Please note that pets and unauthorized vehicles are not permitted in the park.
In the event of rain on August 25 please call the TTP Hotline for notice of cancellation (416) 661-6600, ext. 5770.
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