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.
UPCOMING ONLINE WEBINARS AND MEETINGS
CANADIAN WILDLIFE FEDERATION
Free Gardening and iNaturalist Webinars April 6 to 11 Webinars on National Wildlife Week
Topics include Observations from Isolation: Creating a Wildlife-friendly Garden, #DoMoreForWildlife
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS AND GROUPS
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
NANPS Spring 2020 Speaker Series The Pollinators: Wild Bees, Butterflies Multi-Faith Centre (Koffler Building) University of Toronto. 7:00 to 8:30 pm
March 4, Bees with Laurence Packer and April 15, Butterflies with Jessica Linton
Seedy Saturdays various dates and locations
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
GARDEN JANE PERMACULTURE WORKSHOPS
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.
COMMUNITY STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM
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.
A resource for aspiring native plant gardeners, providing advice, native plants, workshops, landscape design, stormwater attenuation, and environmental consulting services.
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.
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).
Gardening Resources - information on gardening with native plants.
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 email@example.com
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
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.
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.