Our walks are on rain or shine and free.
Sunday 18 Dec 2016 1 pm - 4 pm (Walk starts at 2 pm) Rivers Rising Solstice Celebration Walk
Making Indigenous Connections in the Lower Don Valley with First Story, Evergreen, Toronto Green Community, Lost Rivers, Toronto Field Naturalists, Toronto Community Garden Network and friends. Location: Evergreen Brickworks. Description: Celebration, stories, and exploration of the beautiful landscape of Don River Valley. Discover Mud Creek by exploring the deep roots of the area, and learn about what is happening now with a view towards reconciling our relations with each other and Mother Earth.
Celebration begins at 1 pm in the BMO Atrium with hot chocolate, conversation and an opening ceremony. Hear about Rivers Rising, RAINscapeTO, the Mud Creek Community Canoe Project, and plans for Don River Valley Park.
At 2 pm we head outdoors for a walk to continue with stories and explorations of Indigenous Connections with Jon Johnson, Brian MacLean, Vivian Recollet and friends. Kids welcome. Walk ends at 4.45 pm at the Watershed Consciousness Wall and a short closing ceremony. What better way to celebrate the arrival of winter! Walk Leaders: Members of First Story, Toronto Green Community, Lost Rivers, and friends.
Numbers limited, please register
Sunday 15 Jan 2017, 2 pm Parkdale in the Winter
Come discover Parkdale stories of people, gardens, lost ponds and rivers. Learn about the amazing work of Greenest City and others in the neighbourhood. Meet the Rivers Rising Ambassadors and share your local stories. Circular walk ending at a warm site across the road from Masaryk Park
Meet at Masaryk Park, 220 Cowan Avenue south of Queen Street.
Walk Leaders: Helen Mills with members of Greenest City, First Story Toronto and the Rivers Rising Ambassadors.
Sunday, February 19, 2017, 2 pm – Black History Celebration Walk: Hubbards, Blackburns & more. Lost River Walks joins with the Ontario Black History Society, West Don Lands Committee and Toronto Field Naturalists to remember the accomplishments of African-Canadian community-builders by walking along the lower Don River in honour of Black History Month. We will meet at Hubbard Park (Gerrard Street just west of Broadview), named for William Peyton (W.P.) Hubbard. We will proceed along city streets to the Lucie and Thornton Blackburn Conference Centre at Cherry and Eastern in the new West Don Lands. There a representative of OBHS will recount the story of the Blackburns. Walk follows a linear route with washrooms available at beginning and end. For more Black History Month events see http://www.blackhistorysociety.ca/
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.