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Our supporters

The Don River Valley Park is a project created and spearheaded by Evergreen, a national not-for-profit dedicated to making cities in Canada flourish.

Evergreen has more than 25 years of experience engaging Canadians in the transformation of underutilized landscapes into thriving community places.

Evergreen Brick Works
Evergreen Brick Works in the Don Valley/Geoff Fitzgerald

In partnership with the City of Toronto and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, the Park project aims to transform previously underutilized and largely inaccessible land into a new civic space.

“We hope attention towards the Lower Don and Toronto’s natural ravine system, will serve to deepen and transform our collective relationship with our city’s watersheds and waterfront. There has never been a better time to make the Lower Don a natural destination for residents and visitors.”
The ravine of the Don River Valley Park
Geoff Fitzgerald

The Park was created with the support of a multitude of community sponsors, including the Government of Ontario, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Toronto Arts Council and TD Bank.

Built on a solid foundation of past community-engagement efforts, the vision for the project looks to the future and serves as the proverbial first mile of a broader city-wide ravine revitalization strategy.

Community of supporters

This compelling vision for the Don River Valley Park has been developed with the hard work, ideas, imagination and financial support of the following individuals:

Campaign Cabinet

  • Andy Chisholm (chair)
  • Helen Burstyn
  • Duncan Jackman
  • Judy Matthews
  • Kelly Meighen
  • Andy Pringle

Principal Donors

  • Andy Chisholm & Laurie Thomson via Goldman Sachs Gives
  • Duncan Jackman & the Hal Jackman Foundation
  • Judy & Wilmot Matthews
  • The T.R. Meighen Family Foundation
  • Elisa Nuyten & David Dime
  • Frances & Tim Price
  • City of Toronto
  • Richard & Donna Ivey
  • Diane Blake & Stephen Smith
  • The Koerner Foundation

Advisory Committees

  • Andy Chisholm
  • Brenda Webster
  • Mark Wilson
  • George Dark
  • Cathy Jonasson
  • Ken Tanenbaum
  • Judy Matthews
  • Michelle Koerner
  • Robin & David Young
  • Martin Abell
  • Ken Greenberg
  • Rebecca Carbin
  • Marian Walsh
  • Danielle Donaldio
  • Allen Carsen

Art & Design Committee

  • Rui Amaral
  • Rebecca Carbin
  • Catherine Dean
  • Michelle Koerner (chair)
  • An Te Liu
  • Judy Matthews
  • Alissa North
  • Frances Price
  • Kitty Scott
  • Brenda Webster Tweel
  • Robin Young
  • Kari Cwynar (Evergreen)