Our walks are on rain or shine and free.
Sunday, February 18, 2018, 2 pm - Mid-Winter Walk in Riverdale: Holly Brook aka Heward Brook aka Mill Brook. Starting at Carlaw and Gerrard, southwest corner, a walk through 2,500 years of Riverdale’s history linked by the lost course of Holly Brook also known as Mill Brook and Heward Creek. This creek has backdropped Riverdale’s changing face from forested settlement to farmers’ fields to (sub)urban kaleidoscope. Linear route of about 2 km. on sidewalks through Withrow Park to Carrot Common on the Danforth subway line led by John Wilson and Joanne Doucette. Comfort facilities in businesses at end point.
Sunday, March 18, 2018, 2 pm - Garrison Creek (Christie to Queen) This walk will follow the section of Garrison Creek from Christie Pits to Queen St. Walk begins at NW corner of Christie & Bloor, close to the Christie TTC station, and terminates at Trinity Bellwoods Park. Led by Richard Anderson and others.
Sunday, April 15, 2018, 2 pm - Garrison Creek Water Walk (Queen to the Lake) Join the Rivers Rising Ambassadors as we celebrate water and Lost Garrison Creek a week before the day - Earth Day 2018. The Earth Day 2018 theme is “Plastic Pollution” so bring your water bottle, and wear blue as we embody the watercycle and carry water along the course of Lost Garrison Creek to the lake. Stops along the way include the Wall of Oblivion, the smelter, the blood sewer, the most polluted quay at the lake, and the fish habitat restoration project at Spadina Quay. And of course lots of plastic stories!
Walk leaders, Darlene King, Helen Mills
Meet at the northwest corner of Gore Vale Ave and Queen St West. Walk is approx 2.5 km and ends at Spadina Quay. Mostly on city streets with a few stairs and uneven surfaces.
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.
For further information
The Toronto Field Naturalists, 2 Carlton Street, #1519, Toronto, ON. M5B 1J3 Phone: (416) 593-2656 Web Site: http://www.torontofieldnaturalists.org
Friends of the Don East (FODE), Calendar on Web Site: Calendar
Taylor Massey Project. http://www.thetmp.org/
Toronto Bay Initiative call 416-598-2277 or check the Toronto Bay Initiative web site.