Friends Of MArie Curtis Park
preserving its natural character by promoting responsible and respectful use

Welcome to the Friends of Marie Curtis Park (FOMAC) webpage!

LNBA Tree Fest Poster Event Notice: Friends of Marie Curtis Park Group (FOMAC) are excited to be participating in the upcoming Long Branch Tree Fest on Sunday, September 22nd from 12 – 4pm in Marie Curtis Park.

Our thanks to Long Branch Neighbourhood Association (LBNA) for this opportunity!

Please click the poster to be redirected to the LBNA site for detailed information.
Best wishes and we hope to see you at the annual FOMAC fall cleanup to be held the week following, on Sunday, September 29.
Friends of Marie Curtis Park (FOMAC)

Notice: The Ontario government has implemented legislation which will, among other things, result in less parkland for Toronto residents. Read about it here. Say No to Bill 108 here.

Walk in the Park Poster Event Notice: Friends of Marie Curtis Park Group (FOMAC) are happy to join Park People’s “Walk in the Park” Program. This program is aimed at seniors (65+) and seniors in training (55+) and will take place on select Friday mornings from May to October. Click the image to view a larger version of the flyer for specific dates and time. If you are in these age brackets and are interested in joining please write to with “Walk in the Park” on the subject line. If you are not but know of someone who might, please help us spread the word!.

Our thanks to Park People and Manulife for this great opportunity!
Best wishes,
Friends of Marie Curtis Park (FOMAC)

Event Notice: The Friends of Marie Curtis (FOMAC) and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) Spring 2019 Nature walk and cleanup was sucessfully held on Sunday, 7 April. People are saying:

thanks… for your dedicated time, interest and efforts to coordinate us all in another friendly, practical and educational event. 353 pounds is great! About that of a man, woman and child (or about 36 average adult Canada geese). But maybe we should factor in volume: all that Styrofoam is, like astronauts, near weightless but occupies space! Ha.
Would love to see the City claw up that west “beach” disaster area… again. Whoa.
See you around our already cleaner park…Mike

It was a great turnout with the amount of people increasing each year and it’s nice to get to know the community. Overall I found the park to be much cleaner this year…prior to the clean up and yet we still picked up 353 pounds of garbage. Hopefully one day we can reduce this #…MV

Click here for scenes from the event.

Friends of Marie Curtis Park (FOMAC) Steering Committee.

Marie Curtis Park is part of the City of Toronto’s public parkland system. It is located at the southwestern-most end of the city, bordered by Lake Ontario to the South, Lake Shore Boulevard West to the North, 42nd Street to the East and the city of Mississauga to the west.

Cannon on boardwalk

With an area of 41 hectares (100 acres), Marie Curtis Park is a prime location for urban nature: it lies at the intersection of Lake Ontario and the mouth of the Etobicoke Creek and is therefore defined by its beaches, deciduous forest, riparian vegetation growth, meadows, marshes and savannahs, as well as its more human-landscaped elements. These different habitats are the permanent or temporary homes for an astonishing (for a North American urban environment) array of species, including dozens of migratory birds and permanent feathered dwellers, mammals (squirrels, chipmunks, coyotes, raccoons, minks, opossums, beavers, muskrats, rabbits, mice), amphibians (toads, frogs and salamanders), reptiles (snakes and turtles), fish (salmon, trout, catfish, smallmouth bass, carp, pike, sunfish, etc.), invertebrates and various plant species.

FOMAC was established in 2017 with the mission “To protect the natural character of Marie Curtis Park (MCP), Long Branch, Toronto”. More specifically, FOMAC’s objectives are:

  1. To protect, maintain and enhance the park’s natural beauty
  2. To act as a liaison between the greater community, governmental and non-governmental organizations and groups, businesses and other stakeholders
  3. To promote awareness of the park’s natural features and educate users on the responsible use of the park’s natural spaces

We are a community group that is keen to grow. If you love Marie Curtis Park and would like to help maintain its natural beauty, please consider joining us (see Contacts under our menu to the left).

Thank you for your interest in FOMAC and we invite you to browse our website!

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