Celebrating Toronto's Urban River Valleys

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This is an exciting time for the Greenbelt. In May 2017, the Greenbelt grew to include 21 major urban river valleys and associated coastal wetlands across the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH), protecting these critical hydrological connections between Lake Ontario and the rural lands of the Greenbelt. 

In the City of Toronto, the Don and Humber Rivers and Etobicoke Creek now benefit from this protection, and we've teamed up with the Toronto Environmental Alliance to celebrate! Join us at one of these great events:  

The Don River

The Don River and the people who have lived and worked on it have been key to Toronto’s food and water systems for thousands of years. This tour focuses on the community gardens, immigrant communities, and Indigenous peoples that have shaped and been shaped by the Don Watershed. (Walking tour by Rivers Rising). 

WHEN
September 17, 2017 at 1pm - 4:30pm
WHERE
Starting at the lawn of the Regent Park CRC
40 Oak St
Toronto, ON M5A 2C6
Canada
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Join us for a pop-up celebration at Kings Mill Park to learn about the Greenbelt, share your concerns and priorities for the Humber, pick up resources, kids activity books, guides and a Greenbelt tote bag. Starting at 2pm there will be a short talk about the ravine’s history and how the Humber River is a key part of Toronto's green infrastructure. 

Explore the river by kayak or canoe with a 50% discount on rentals available from Toronto Adventures. (RSVP to receive the discount code - Advance booking highly recommended).

WHEN
October 01, 2017 at 1pm - 3:30pm
WHERE
Kings Mill Park North (near Old Mill Station)
Toronto, ON M8X 1G5
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Explore the ecology of Etobicoke Creek with a walk through the ravine led by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. Guided walks will leave from the Greenbelt tent regularly through out the pop-up celebration at Marie Curtis Park. Learn about the Greenbelt, share your concerns and priorities for the creek, pick up resources, kids activity books, guides and a Greenbelt tote bag.
WHEN
October 21, 2017 at 12pm - 3pm
WHERE
Marie Curtis Park 
2 Forty Second St
Etobicoke, ON M8W
Google map and directions
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