S. Wineland, East Don River

Growing the Greenbelt into Toronto's Ravines

Toronto’s ravines are places for us to connect with nature and enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities. But they are also precious natural spaces that help clean the air and water and provide important habitat for plants and animals.

The rivers that run through them are also important corridors that connect Lake Ontario to our world famous Greenbelt, which protects environmentally sensitive areas and productive farmlands from urban development and sprawl.

TEA has been active since 2009 in growing the Greenbelt into Toronto’s ravines, including getting Toronto City Council endorsement twice.

In May 2016, the Province announced its intention to grow the Greenbelt into the Don River, Humber River, and Etobicoke Creek. A final decision will be made in Fall 2016.

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