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Toronto Raccoon Walking Tour

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SGL Planning & Design Inc.

1547 Bloor St W

Toronto, ON M6P 1A5

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The City of Toronto is known for its unofficial mascot, the raccoon. These little mammals flourish in the City's many parks, ravines, laneways and quiet neighbourhood streets. Daily encounters with raccoons and other wildlife is commonplace but our impact on them is often an afterthought. Join us for a walking tour led by Kelly Snow and Burton Lim in Roncesvalles and High Park to learn about the City’s raccoon habitats and their behaviours. We will also discuss how wildlife is being protected in an urban environment, especially in the context of a growing City and climate change.


This event is jointly hosted by CNU Ontario and OPPI Toronto District.


By attending this event, OPPI members can earn CPL credits.


Click here for advanced reading material about mammals of Toronto (Part 1 and Part 2).


This event ends with a social at Bandit Brewery (2125 Dundas St W)


About the Presenters

Kelly Snow, MES (Planning)

Kelly is a Policy Planner for the Environmental Planning Unit in the Strategic Initiatives, Policy & Analysis Section of the Toronto City Planning Division. He has been with Toronto City Planning since July 2003 and is staff lead on various City’s environmental initiatives, including Bird-Friendly Development Guidelines; Best Practices for Effective Lighting; Toronto's Road Ecology Initiative; Chimney Swift protection policies; and, the current development of the City’s Biodiversity Strategy. He also works on the application of the Toronto Green Standard in the planning process for new developments. Kelly is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Toronto at Scarborough and the School of Urban Regional Planning at Ryerson University.


Burton Lim, Ph.D.

Burton is an Assistant Curator of Mammalogy at the Royal Ontario Museum. His research focuses on the biodiversity and evolution of mammals with a particular emphasis on bats. Burton also has an interest in promoting citizen science and public awareness. He is an active participant in the Ontario Bioblitz programme and contributed to the City of Toronto’s biodiversity series booklet on mammals. Other local projects include a bat monitoring study as part of the environmental assessment of the Scarborough Bluffs for the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and occasional speaker for the High Park Nature Centre.

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