As part of the City’s COVID-19 response, group sizes have been reduced and volunteers must register in advance for a session. Other modifications have been made to ensure the health and safety of all participants. Email trails@toronto.ca for more information.

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Opportunity Details

Toronto’s natural surface trail network is a popular destination for mountain bikers, hikers, runners, dog-walkers and nature enthusiasts. Good trail design and maintenance helps protect the natural environment, keep trail users safe and ensure an enjoyable trail experience. As a volunteer you will:

  • Re-route trails away from unsafe and eroded areas
  • Rock armour over exposed tree roots
  • Build safe and sustainable water crossings
  • Install interesting trail components
  • Plant native trees and shrubs
  • Close trails for regeneration

All tools and training are provided, and no expertise is required.

Where

There are two ways to help out:

Weekly

The Crothers Woods Trail Stewardship team meets at the Thomas Hauser Memorial Trail Head, 11 Redway Road (south end of the Loblaws parking lot).

  • From May to September.
  • Every Monday, not including holidays
  • 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Special Events

Visit the Tree Planting and Stewardship Events Calendar for dates and locations. Sign up to our mailing list to receive updates about all our programs.

How to Join

To join the weekly team, contact trails@toronto.ca.

For special events, individuals and small groups can simply drop in. Groups of 10 or more should register in advance by emailing trails@toronto.ca.