The Don River, Humber River and Etobicoke Creek are now a part of Ontario’s Greenbelt. Together, we made this happen - so now let’s come together to celebrate!
Ontario’s Greenbelt has been protecting almost 2 million acres of farmland, forests, lakes, rivers, and wetlands for 12 years. In fact, the Greenbelt contains so many precious waterways, it could be thought of as Ontario’s blue belt. After 8 years of campaigning with victories all along the way, it’s official: we’ve grown the Greenbelt into our city's borders and added another layer of protection to our precious ravines from their start at Lake Ontario until their headwaters beyond our Toronto border.
Please join us on Sunday, September 17th as we welcome the Don River to Ontario’s Greenbelt.
Pop-Up at Regent Park CRC
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm: Stop by our table outside Regent Park CRC before the walking tour to chat about the Greenbelt, share your priorities for the Don River, and get a little surprise from our friends at the Greenbelt Foundation.
Digging the Don: Food and Water Forever (Walking Tour)
2:00 - 4:00 pm: 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. Hear about the current efforts to restore and protect the Lower Don lands through inclusion in Ontario’s Greenbelt and celebrate Toronto’s first Urban Agriculture Day. (Walking tour by Rivers Rising.)
4:00 - 4:30: At the end of our walking tour, we'll take a couple of group photos with signage saying "Welcome to the Don River, Protected by the Greenbelt".
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This event is a part of Toronto's first Urban Agriculture Week.
40 Oak St
Toronto, ON M5A 2C6
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