From Harbourfront in Toronto (Jack Layton Ferry Terminal at Bay/Queen's Quay), catch the 6:30 a.m. ferry to Ward’s Island. Tickets can currently only be bought online, in advance, at the following link:
Early Fall migrants. The trip involves a lot of walking all day long. Please bring lunch if you plan to stay all day (some food may also be available to purchase on the island).
Who can come: Trip is for OFO members. One birding buddy may accompany registrant if required. Maximum: 20 participants.
Leaders: Gavin Platt
Location: Toronto Islands
What to bring: Water, sunscreen, insect repellant, snacks. Please contact trip leader in advance if you require loaner binoculars or accommodations by sending email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Terrain: Flat terrain. Reasonable pace.
Facilities: Restrooms should be open in ferry terminal, on ferry and on Islands.
Land Acknowledgement for Toronto :
The land in Toronto in what we now know as Canada, includes the traditional territories of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.
We also acknowledge that Toronto and this area of Toronto have been included under the Williams Treaty, the Toronto Purchase - Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit and the “Dish With One Spoon” wampum inter-nation peace agreement.
We are doing a land acknowledgement today to recognize the communities of peoples that were present and inhabited the lands before us and the traditional territories of the peoples whose lands we are fortunate to share, live on and enjoy nature today. Together, may we care for this land and each other.