Walking the Don: Past, Present and Future: Jane’s Day Walk

Walk through the Lower Don.
Photo by Mike Derlich

In the 1790s, the Don Valley was healthy, supporting a diversity of wildlife and largely unspoiled. Over the following two centuries, the river was harnessed, channeled, polluted, moved and ignored.

Join us for a walk through the Lower Don trail system from Riverdale Park to Pottery Road and see how humans have impacted the valley—and how it is being revitalized as a vital green space at the heart of the city. Join Todmorden Mills, Evergreen and A Park For All on a journey through the Don Valley. 

The walk will begin at St. Matthews Clubhouse (south end of Riverdale Park East) and ends at the Pottery Road trail junction (between Broadview and Bayview). Comfortable walking shoes, reusable water bottle and dress for the weather. You'll need comfortable walking shoes, a reusable water bottle and remember to dress for the weather. 

Walk leaders: Claire Ricci (Todmorden Mills) and Floyd Ruskin (A Park For All)

Generously supported by Ontario Trillium Foundation and Jane's Walk. In partnership with Todmorden Mills and A Park For All. 

Dates & Times

Date: May 5, 2019 | 9:30am–11:00am

Prices & Fees





Event Location on Google Maps

St. Matthews Clubhouse, 450 Broadview Ave (south end of Riverdale Park East)