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!

Event Notice: The Long Branch Neighbourhood Association (LBNA) is hosting a Historical Walk through Marie Curtis Park this coming Saturday 29 September at 2 pm (please see the flyer and associated story for details. We hope that you are able to attend this very informative community-led event.

Friends of Marie Curtis Park (FOMAC) Steering Committee
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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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