About Us


A community group of local residents and park users dedicated to protecting, enhancing and promoting the naturalized areas of Colonel Samuel Smith Park in South Etobicoke, Ontario.

Who We Are



President: Brian Keaveney
Vice-President: Nancy Barrett
Secretary: Sandra Hawkins
Treasurer: Monique Fischer

Committee Members:

Barbara Keaveney

Terry Smith

Liana Franciosi 

Irene Cholewka

Marc Lichtenberg



What We Do

Samuel Smith Park in South Etobicoke, Ontario. It is the jewel of the Lakeshore - a tranquil, waterfront sanctuary of wetlands, woods, shore and meadow. It supports a magnificent web of life with a diversity of environments that provide food, habitat and protection for the many species of plants and the birds and animals that pass through or call it home. The gentle sounds and green beauty of the park provide a restorative, stress reducing element to the life of the residents of the Lakeshore and to the increasing number of lucky visitors who are discovering its special gifts. 

We strive to protect the park and advocate for the wildlife and habitat in it. To report any problems/concerns you have about the park, please add your own voice to ours by contacting:


  • Jorge Ture, Park Supervisor 416 392 6883 jture@toronto.ca

  • Councillor Grimes 416 397 9273 councillor_grimes@toronto.ca

  • Mayor John Tory 416 397 2489mayor_tory@toronto.ca

  • Bylaw enforcement Gary Borges cell 647 460 4270, office 416 338 5706

  • City's non-emergency services Tel: 311 311@toronto.ca

  • Police 22 Division 416 808 2200

  • Parks and Recreation 311

  • To report bird/animal harassment:

  • *Ontario Ministry Natural Resources 1 877 TIPS MNR

  • *TRCA (Conservation Authority) 416 661 6600

  • (Press "0" for immediate service)