Other Groups & EventsCollected by High Park Nature

There are many activities happening in Toronto and beyond online that you may also be interested in attending or groups that you may want to receive newsletters from. Here are a few of them to get you started. 



Free Gardening and iNaturalist Webinars April 6 to 11 Webinars on National Wildlife Week

Recording Wildlife With iNaturalist Canada

Other topics:

Topics include Observations from Isolation: Creating a Wildlife-friendly Garden, #DoMoreForWildlife


In the Zone Gardens

In September and October, WWF-Canada, along with various local collaborators, is participating in a series of neighbourhood events to help communities restore wildlife habitat in parts of West Toronto. ITZ Upcoming Events and main website

Project Swallowtail We’re looking for volunteers interested in becoming Block Ambassadors for a habitat restoration initiative in west Toronto. Sign-up form

Green 13 is a group of Ward 13 residents concerned about the impact humans are having on our climate and environment. Green 13 website Subscribe to their excellent newsletter

North American Native Plant Society (NANPS)

NANPS is committed to preserving native plant habitat in wild areas and restoring indigenous flora to developed areas. main website


The Horticultural Societies of Parkdale & Toronto

The focus of the Horticultural Societies of Parkdale & Toronto is community gardening — making it accessible to those of all ages and physical or mental abilities. The funds raised at our annual Plant Fair and the Garden Tour go to support approximately fifteen community gardens. There are also presentations and many projects. main website


Stewardship and Environmental News

This is an excellent resource and Blog by Jason Ramsay-Brown

Toronto's Ravines and Urban Forests a new book on our urban forests ravines.to

Stewardship Network Monthly Webcasts from noon to 1 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month, covering a variety of conservation and land management topics.


Youtube videos for Other Groups
There are many online workshops and recordings from other nature groups available for viewing


Lists of places to find native plants, plant bloom times and growing conditions etc.

Links to groups that provide this information can be found below.


Links to webinars and other Nature based educational materials

TRCA community learning event calendar
April online events are coming up.

Seedy Saturday Library has links to webinars and documents on seeds and gardening.

High Park Nature Centre has online learning and some adult learning opportunities.

PaRx: How we can better human health by protecting the planet, why healthcare workers are positioned to take up the climate justice fight, and how nature is the doctor-recommended prescription we all need to fill.


Pollinator Partnership Facebook group and webinars


Project Swallowtail is a collaborative effort to connect communities street by street and empower residents to restore nature in west Toronto.

LEAF has many activities including native plant and tree plantings, workshops and among other resources provide garden kits to plant at own homes. Please read the Blogs to find out more about the people and programs supported.


Sept. 27, 7:30 pm online



This newsletter contains great information on other city stewardship groups. Calendar of Stewardship Sessions. Also see Twitter Toronto Forestry and Facebook Nature in the city and the city website Green Toronto Stewardship Program and Community Stewardship Newsletter September.

Toronto Nature Stewards

TNS a group of volunteers, citizens, and scientists dedicated to “protecting, regenerating, and celebrating” the Toronto Ravine System and natural spaces. Activities include litter pickup, removal of garlic mustard, dog-strangling vine, Japanese knotweed, burdock, monitoring and more. If you or someone you know wants to lend a hand in helping nature in Toronto, please email toronto.nature.stewards@utoronto.ca. Summer 2021 newsletter

Colborne Lodge Events

Follow John Howard's journey to Canada on Facebook (see entries from 2013)

New Funding for Park Groups

The Partnership Development Unit of Parks, Forestry & Recreation helps grassroots community groups with their fundraising projects, and we welcome support and funding from corporations, foundations and philanthropists. Working together, we have successfully raised millions of dollars for parks, recreation and urban forestry projects for the benefit of Torontonians and visitors. Please contact us to discuss your needs and projects.

Also see Park People for Weston Family Grants to Parks.

TRCA Online Resources (Toronto and Region Conservation Authority)

Discover new e-Learning videos, activities, lesson plans, and more. These resources are designed to help families, teachers and their classes deepen their knowledge of nature, ecology, the environment and their place in it.

Toronto Botanical Gardens Toronto Botanical Gardens 777 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto, ON. TBG offers an array of 17 award-winning themed gardens spanning nearly four acres, designed to educate and inspire. You'll also find a complete range of innovative indoor and outdoor learning experiences for all ages including programs, garden tours, nature day camps, organic farmers' market and an extensive horticultural library. Events

Toronto Community Garden Network TCG members are committed to greening and sustainable gardening practices across the City of Toronto, and to make community gardening an integral part of city life. Check events in Feb-Mar for Seedy Saturday and Sundays

Upcoming Events and Workshops - LEAF LEAF has many activities and demonstration native plant gardens at specific subway secondary entrances (including High Park).

Nature Workshops

Explore the wildflower diversity of High Park with seasoned naturalist and educator Richard Aaron. Each of the hikes will focus on the intriguing variety of plants blooming at that time, along with ample discussions on their natural history, ecology, lore and uses.

Save the Plants, Save the World...

Plant Rescue Alert - sign up at rescues@nanps.org

North American Native Plant Society and The Local Scoop

Other Links

Toronto Field Naturalists Promoting a love of nature in Toronto since 1923.

ProtectNatureTO Advocating for the protection of wildlife and natural areas across the City of Toronto

Stewardship Network of Ontario

Humber Arboretum Centre for Urban Ecology

Toronto Botanical Garden

The International Year of Forests, 2011

Nature Canada

Tallgrass Ontario

Carolinian Canada Coalition

Ontario Nature Please sign the Ontario Nature's 20/20 Vision: A Biodiversity Charter for Ontario

LEAF Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests, backyard tree planting, native plant kits and much more.

Native Plant Girl An excellent resource listing for Stewardship in Toronto.

Farms at Work Promoting healthy and active farmlands in East Central Ontario. Info on native pollinators and sustainable agriculture.

The Sustainability Network works with environmental non-profits to make them more effective and efficient.

Evergreen Brickworks Open year-round, Evergreen Brick Works is a community environmental centre that inspires and equips visitors to live, work and play more sustainably.


A resource for aspiring native plant gardeners, providing advice, native plants, workshops, landscape design, stormwater attenuation, and environmental consulting services.

Canada Blooms 2021 - 25 Anniversary Newsletter, Canada Blooms is not being held in 2021 but there are many items of interest here.


A ravine-land who’s who: Take a virtual hike through our urban ecosystems and the threats they face from humans


In cities like Toronto where ravines and valleys define the landscape, what we imagine is unspoiled wilderness is being constantly changed by urbanization, non-native species and pollution. Here, a naturalist and an illustrator show you what to look for

We’re in a biodiversity crisis. What we plant and how we alter landscapes matter

By Lorraine Johnson and Sheila Colla
Mon., April 19, 2021, Toronto Star

... The science is clear: habitat loss and fragmentation cause species loss and worsen the effects of climate change. We need to protect remaining habitat, but we also need to create it in places where we have green-paved it with lawns and non-native species. ...

Biodiversity Booklet Series

Includes: Birds, Butterflies, Spiders, Fishes, Mammals, Bees, Reptiles and Amphibians, Mushrooms, and Trees, Shrubs and Vines of Toronto. Free copies may be available at your local Toronto Public Library branch. To find out more about these free guidebooks or to download a pdf version, visit the City of Toronto's Biodiversity website.

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Trees + Shrubs



Wetland Plants

Invasive Plants