Hoptree-Misty Hills

Nearest Address:
Hoptree: Hoptree Park, 15 Hoptree Ave., Scarborough, ON, M1X 1Y3
Misty Hills: Misty Hills Park, 57 Misty Hills Trail, Scarborough, ON, M1X 2C4
(Note that access to the TNS site which is west of Morningside Creek is from Old Finch Avenue.)

Meets: Tuesday 5:30-7:30 PM from April 20 to November 13
Transit: Scarborough Centre Station; #133 Neilson North Bus leaves from Kennedy Subway Station via Scarborough Centre Station towards Morningside Heights, exit bus at Stop No. 14086 at the Staines Rd./Mantis Rd. bus stop, walk 5 minutes east to Hoptree Park, north of Staines Road. Trip should take 45 minutes.

Meet-up locations will vary according to the selected work site given the size of the site  (6 hectares) and the fact that the Hoptree and Misty Hills are separated by a city green space containing Staines pond and railroad lands.

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

The Hoptree parcel is a ravine on the west side of Morningside Creek, a tributary of the Rouge River. The Hoptree parcel is located from Seasons Drive to the north and runs to Staines Road to the south. 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, Ducks, Belted Kingfishers, Downy Woodpeckers, Red-winged Blackbirds, Beavers, Muskrats and Minks. The creek is home to rare endangered Red Dace Minnows. 

The Misty Hills parcel is in Misty Hills Park on the west side of Morningside Creek. The parcel is framed to the north by the railroad tracks, to the west by a City bike path and Morningside Road, to the south by Old Finch Avenue and to the east by Morningside Creek. Misty Hills Park contains wooded areas, marshes and meadows and has a very active beaver population. 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.

Join the Hoptree-Misty Hills Stewardship Team