Tommy Thompson Park on the Leslie Street Spit
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Tommy Thompson Park on the Leslie Street Spit
Date(s) - 16 Jun 2021
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

This is a place for land, lake, and cityscape photography, nature and bird photography, and photography of inuksuk type statues made from concrete rubble and bricks.

Located on the Toronto waterfront, Tommy Thompson Park is a unique urban wilderness located just minutes from downtown.  The park is located on a man-made peninsula, known as the Leslie Street Spit.  It extends five kilometers into Lake Ontario and is over 500 hectares in size. The park represents some of the largest existing natural habitat on the Toronto waterfront, encompassing. wildflower meadows, cottonwood forests, coastal marshes, cobble beaches, and sand dunes.  Wildlife, especially birds, flourish at the park, making it one of the best nature-watching areas in the Greater Toronto Area. Other recreational opportunities include hiking, cycling, rollerblading, and fishing.
Tommy Thompson Park features 10 kilometers of accessible paved trail.

Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 (weather permitting)
Time: 9:30am – 12:00 Noon (and beyond)
Location: Meet in the Parking Lot (corner of Leslie St & Unwin Ave)
Registration: Limited to 10 members (guests of members not allowed)

Registration Cost: None, parking is free, just enter off of Unwin Ave
Bring a light snack or lunch, suntan lotion, and spend the day if you like.
The preferred way to enjoy this trip is to BYOB (Bring your own bike)
While you can walk the entire park, carrying heavy lenses and camera gear 10k might be both challenging and tiring. You can rent bikes there from “Bike Share Toronto” for $3.25 per 30 minutes or $7.00 for 24 hours however you must return and check in every 30 minutes or there is an additional penalty.

• Pets and unauthorized vehicles are not permitted at the park.
• Poison Ivy and other poisonous plants are present at the park. Please remain on designated trails.
• Mountain biking is not permitted, but leisure cycling is permitted on the roadways.

Further details will be shared with members who register for this event. Please email Ed Orendorff with any questions.
– Tripod if you can strap it on your bike; ND filters for long exposures
– Wide to long-range lenses: 16mm-35mm, 24mm-70mm, 100mm-400mm (& higher)

Safety Considerations
– Face Mask (optional during cycling)
– 2-Meters of Physical Distancing (mandatory)
– Car Pooling (strongly discouraged)

RHCC Assigned Topics for 2021-2022
1. Minimalism (Emphasis on colour, objects, shapes & textures. Minimal content)
2. Black & White
3. Long Exposures (Sharp stationary objects & blurry moving elements. Strong story)
4. Creative
5. High Key )Minimal tonal range. Lacks deep contrasts. Almost entirely bright with a few dark areas)
6. Geometrics (Emphasis on lines, circles, spheres & triangles)
Further details will be shared with members who register for this event. Please email Ed Orendorff with any questions.

10 spaces,


10 spaces, 5 still available

Registration is closed for this event.

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