Current Walk Schedule

Our walks are on rain or shine and free.

Thirsty City Self Guided Tours

Sunday, September 17, 2 PM-4:30 PM - Trees, Urban Ecology, Lost Castle Frank Brook.

Join Evergreen’s Don River Valley Park Team, the Rivers Rising Ambassadors and friends on a journey from the concrete jungle into the world of nearby trees in St Jame’s Cemetery and the ravine of lost Castle Frank Brook. At the end, we’ll take a secret pathway along lost Lamb’s Creek and return to Parliament Street. Some ravine pathways and steep stairs. No washrooms till the end of the walk. Approx 2.75 km long

Walk Leaders: Helen Mills, Ambika Tenneti, Reno King and friends

Meet at the northwest corner of Parliament and Wellesley Streets. Circular walk

Sunday, September 17, 2 PM-4 PM - Digging the Don: Food and Water Forever. 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.

Come for the Pop-Up at Regent Park CRC (40 Oak Street) from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm to chat about the Greenbelt, share your priorities for the Don River, and get a little surprise from our friends at the Greenbelt Foundation. Walking tour starts at 40 Oak Street at 2 PM. Walk Leaders, Rhonda Teitel-Payne, Reno King, Sarena Johnston (Toronto Green Community Rivers Rising.)

Sunday October 1, 2017, all day - SAVE the date for THE SALMON FESTIVAL. the Rivers Rising Ambassadors and Jon Johnson of First Story will be leading a walk for up to 30 people - details will be announced shortly. The festival will be on all day:

WHERE: Morningside Park, 390 Morningside Ave, Scarborough, ON M1E, Canada

Sunday, October 15, 2017, 10 AM-11:30 AM - The Great Migratory Walk. On this guided walk we’ll look for winged friends who are embarking on their journey and salmon in the Don River who are migrating upstream to spawn.

Join Lost Rivers, Evergreen, TRCA and Bird Studies Canada on a guided walk through the Don Valley. We’ll begin at Evergreen Brick Works at the Watershed Wall and walk along Bayview and the Don Valley multi-use path north from Pottery Road, where we’ll look for salmon swimming upstream and evidence of birds on their way south. Walk returns to wrap up at Evergreen Brick Works.

The actual timing of when salmon migrate is largely dependent on weather patterns (including rainfall and temperature). The question of ‘when’ is largely up to the salmon, so cross your fingers and toes that they choose to be active in migration during our walk!

Sunday, October 15, 2017, 1 PM Black Creek - Lavender Creek - Past, Present and Future. Come discover the history and hear the dreams to restore nature, create trails, reduce flooding problems and bring beauty to this forgotten corner of our neighborhood. Along the way we will discover remnants of Lavender Creek.

There will be:  Music  Snacks  Kids Scavenger hunt  Prizes

Comfortable walking shoes recommended

Joint walk with Black Creek Alliance. Leaders: Reno King, Darlene King, Helen Mills, Tanya Connors and Friends Meet at the corner of Cliff Street and Alliance by the TTC bus stop.

Plans for walks are constantly being developed. We welcome your suggestions for interesting walks. Maybe you might like to lead a walk. Send your suggestion to: The Streamwalker.

NOTE to leaders of walks who plan to bring their groups to join one of our walks. While we always welcome more people to our walks, it would be appreciated if you would make arrangements with the walk leader well before hand. Adding a significant number of people (eight or more) at the last minute can make it difficult to see that all get the benefit of the walk You can e-mail The Streamwalker and he will attempt to get you in touch with the walk leader so you can make special arrangements.

No charge is made for Lost River Walks. Toronto Green Community and Toronto Field Naturalists provide these and other walks and events as a public service. If you would like to support the work of these organizations, you may join TFN or TGC. Information on joining is provided by walk leaders or you may check their websites: Toronto Field Naturalists or Toronto Green Community.

Click to see Archive Files for Past Walks

For further information

The Toronto Green Community E-mail: or The Streamwalker. Website

The Toronto Field Naturalists, 2 Carlton Street, #1519, Toronto, ON. M5B 1J3 Phone: (416) 593-2656 Web Site:

Friends of the Don East (FODE), Calendar on Web Site: Calendar

Taylor Massey Project.

Toronto Bay Initiative call 416-598-2277 or check the Toronto Bay Initiative web site.