How You Can Help

If you see behaviour or park issues that concern you, phone 311 or email 311@toronto.ca. Consider also contacting your councillor and the mayor. Direct confrontation with other park users/abusers is not recommended. More about 311…

Tell your elected officials (Mayor and local councillor) that you care about protecting Toronto’s natural places and wildlife. Encourage them to provide adequate resources to accomplish this protection. Make a deputation or written submission to Council and Committee meetings when there is an agenda item that relates to your concerns. More about deputations…

Get involved in a park you care about. Check our Affiliated Groups for a group in your area.  If no local program exists, consider starting one of your own. See Park People’s handbook How to Connect with Nature in the Park

When you visit Toronto parks and especially the prime natural areas, practise responsible use. Follow park rules and be a positive model to others. Stay on the trail. If you are walking with your dog, keep your dog on leash, on the trail and under your control. Avoid shouting or other loud noises that can disturb wildlife. Do not remove any plant material. Cycle only on paved trails or trails approved for cycling.

If you would like to find more ways to help, contact ProtectNatureTO