Current Walk Schedule

Our walks are on rain or shine and free.

Thirsty City Self Guided Tours

Sunday, November 18, 2018, 2:00 pm - Wonscotonach walk 
The Lower Don River is always changing: As the Queen St. bridge translates Heraclitus, “The river I step in is not the river I stand in.” We will explore the changes, hydrological, biotic, mechanical and artistic, shaping this well-traveled part of downtown’s liminal Core Circle and examine opportunities to expand Wonscotonach Parklands, a name for the Don that settlers assumed from the Mississaugas. This linear 2.5 km walk includes some uneven ground.
John Wilson leads with friends.
Meet at the corner of Mill St. and Bayview Avenue, a short distance east of the Distillery District streetcar loop.

Sunday, December 16, 2018, 2 pm - Solstice Storytelling Walk with the Rivers Rising Ambassadors, First Story and Evergreen
Join the Rivers Rising Ambassadors and Jon Johnson of First Story for an special Solstice walk and exploration of  Mud Creek Evergreen, the most beautiful restoration site in Toronto. Come early or stay late to enjoy the festive village.
Walk Leaders: Jon Johnson, Reno King, Darlene King, Sarena Johnson, Ambika Tenneti. 
Meet at the Watershed Consciousness Wall, Evergreen Brickworks.  

Sunday, January 20, 2019, 2018, 2:00 pm – Midwinter in Rosedale Ravine.
Part of a series of walks on the Core Circle, a blue-green liminal zone around the city’s downtown Core. This is a circular walk of about 2 km, meeting and ending at Toronto Reference Library, Yonge and Asquith. We will explore the ravine lands of Castle Frank Brook along Rosedale Valley Road and the network of park paths. We will adjust our route for the midwinter conditions and end with a warm drink at the Reference Library. Walk for about 2 km.
Led by Helen Mills and John Wilson.

Sunday, February 17, 2019, 2:00 pm – Davenport Road and the Tollkeeper’s Cottage.
Part of a series of walks on the Core Circle, a blue-green liminal zone around the city’s downtown Core. This linear walk begins at Dupont and Davenport and ends with a warm welcome at the Tollkeeper’s Cottage, the restored heritage building from the 1830s at Bathurst and Davenport. The walk traces the shoreline of glacial Lake Iroquois below Casa Loma for about 2 km on level pavement.
Led by Helen Mills and John Wilson.

Past Walks

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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 Green Community E-mail: or The Streamwalker. Website

The Toronto Field Naturalists, 2-2449 Yonge St Toronto ON M4P 2E7 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.