Humber MarshesAddress: 2595 BLOOR ST W Map It
The Humber Marshes are one of the few remaining river mouth marshes in Toronto. These extensive marshes provide a breeding habitat for ducks, turtles and fish. Humber River's significance is being recognized by its designation in 1999 as a Canadian Heritage River. The Humber River watershed is the largest in Toronto. It is a significant corridor for migratory song birds and monarch butterflies. More than 60 species of fish live in the river including such sport fish as trout, pike and salmon. A sand dune marks the approximate location of the original Lake Ontario shoreline, prior to land filling. Near here was the site of a French trading fort in 1749 and a French merchant's cabin in 1790.
WILDLIFE - Listed as a top spot to see birds in the City's Birds of Toronto Biodiversity Series booklet. The stretch of water from the mouth of Humber River upstream to Lakeshore Blvd. is known as a good spot for fishing.
- Ward: 13
- District: Etobicoke York
- Near: Bloor St W & Riverside Dr
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