Stewardship on Public Land

Hoptree-Misty Hills

Nearest Address:
Hoptree: Flower Parkette, 21-45 Flower Crescent, Scarborough, ON, M1X 1V9
Misty Hills: Misty Hills Park, 57 Misty Hills Trail, Scarborough, ON, M1X 2C4

Meets: Tuesdays, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Transit: Scarborough Centre Station; #133 Neilson North Bus towards Morningside Heights, exit bus at Mantis Road/Poppy Place bus stop, walk 5 minutes north to Flower Parkette. Trip should take 45 minutes.

Meet-up locations will vary according to the selected work site given the size of the site  (15 hectares) which is divided by Morningside Creek, and the fact that the Hoptree and Misty Hills parcels are not adjacent to each other.

Hoptree/Misty Hills is a new site for TNS in 2023 and is comprised of two parcels of ravine land in Morningside Heights. 

The Hoptree parcel is a ravine and is traversed by Morningside Creek, a tributary of the Rouge River. The Hoptree ravine is framed to the north by Seasons Drive and to the south by Staines Road. Staines Road crosses Morningside Creek and runs parallel to Hoptree on the east side. The ravine was created in the early 2000s by the Toronto Regional Conservation Authority (TRCA) and the City Parks Department.The ravine contains marshes, ponds, meadows and sloping hillsides that are home to Red-tailed Hawks, Blue Herons, Great Egrets, Canada Geese, Swans, Ducks, Belted Kingfishers, Downy Woodpeckers, Red-winged Blackbirds, Beavers, Muskrats and Minks. The creek is home to rare endangered Red Dace Minnows. 

Misty Hills is a park south of the railroad tracks that is framed to the west by Morningside Road, to the south by Old Finch Road and to the east by Misty Hills Trail. Morningside Creek runs through it. Misty Hills Park contains wooded areas, marshes and meadows. It is also home to native animals.

We welcome you to come learn about, identify and remove invasive plants to protect and enhance our site’s ecological integrity as a sanctuary for the diverse plants and creatures who make this place home.

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Questions for the Hoptree-Misty Hills Team?

Complete the form below and the Hoptree-Mistry Hills Lead Steward will be in touch.