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.


There are two ways to help out:


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

  • May 6, 2019 and ends September 9, 2019
  • Every Monday, not including holidays
  • 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Special Events

Crothers Woods Trail Maintenance and Planting

  • Date: Saturday, September 14
  • Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Ridge Trail Maintenance

  • Date: Saturday, October 26
  • Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Crothers Woods Leaf Rake

  • Date: Saturday, November 16
  • Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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.