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About Jane's Walk

For both Nature lovers and those interested in exploring Toronto’s unusual “beauty spots”, Leslie Spit (aka Tommy Thompson Park) has a lot to offer; beautiful views of the lake, interesting plants, birds and an ever-changing landscape. Join guides Felicia Cohen and Charles Bruce Thompson for a leisurely 3 hour walk through the spit, exploring how Nature has colonized a landfill site, and discussing its future.

We will meet at 8AM, Sunday May 4 at the entrance of the park, at the southernmost end of Leslie street, below Lakeshore and Commissioners at Unwin. Please wear comfortable walking shoes, and sun protection, if it is a sunny day. Binoculars are suggested.

Photo credit: Margaux Yiu (margauxyiu.com) from last year's Leslie Spit Jane's Walk.


On Toronto waterfront, there is a park with a difference for nature lovers!

A Public Urban Wilderness that is the habitat of hundreds of plants and birds. An informal, unmanicured, car-free park where you can birdwatch, walk, cycle, look at wildflowers, push your baby's pram, roller bade, landscape paint, take photographs...or do just nothing.

North America's most remarkable public urban wilderness

The Leslie Street Spit is North America's most remarkable public urban wilderness. It is a 5-kilometre long peninsula, built by lakefilling, that juts into Lake Ontario close to downtown Toronto. Started 40 years ago, it was intended to be a breakwater for harbour expansion, which was not needed due to a decrease in lake shipping. » more

About FOS

Friends of the Spit is a non-partisan advocacy group, founded in 1977, to keep the Leslie Street Spit as a Public Urban Wilderness. Friends of the Spit work within the democratic process to ensure that the Leslie Street Spit remains a car-free environmental resource, entirely public and accessible at no cost. » more


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