Aboriginal Eco Tours finds nature on downtown's doorstep
It's one of the spots that Toronto nature guide Alan Colley of Aboriginal Eco Tours takes people, to show them that nature is right on their downtown doorstep.
Colley said it's common to see deer, crayfish, frogs, turtles and salamanders during the tours.
"All the crayfish, a lot of them in the wintertime, they come up here and they burrow in the sand. Over the last month they've all been climbing out and going back to the river."
They also found deer tracks, a pile of bird feathers and snails.
For Haley Cohen, going on the tour was a welcome break. "It is important, living in the city, to have some balance by getting out of the concrete into nature."