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‘A Park For All’ along the Don River

Will Kwan, A Park for All, 2017. Mural along the Lower Don Trail.

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Q+A with artist Virginia Overton

We caught up with Brooklyn-based artist Virginia Overton as she prepares for the opening of her installation, Built.

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Artist Will Kwan tells the stories of a changing Don River Valley

Will Kwan has watched developments and growth in the Don River Valley Park over the years. It’s these observations that informed his artwork A Park For All, a text installation painted on the retaining wall of the Don River from Riverdale Park to Gerrard Street and from Dundas Street to Queen Street East.

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Behind-the-scenes during the assembly of a donkey shelter in the Don Valley

During the month of June, visitors to the Lower Don Valley came across an unexpected scene in a field: two mini donkeys and a red and white wooden shelter.

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Why jog when you can plog?

Lawrence Warriner began "Don't Mess with the Don," a stewardship group that combines litter cleanups with group runs. Find out more about Lawrence in our Q&A!

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The Don Valley: Toronto’s natural highway

Use our map to see how you can get from point A to point B using the Don River Valley Park.

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5 ways to celebrate Toronto ravines

From art exhibits to guided hikes, there are plenty of ways to show the ravines some love during Ravine Days.

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Park Advocate spotlight: Joanne Quinn

Our work wouldn't be possible without the help and committment by our core group of volunteers! Learn more about Joanne's experience as a Park Advocate and her passion for Toronto's ravines. 

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How public art is reactivating Toronto this winter

Public art has a unique power to bring life to public spaces in the city that are typically neglected when the weather turns cold.

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There’s an irruption of snowy owls in the Valley

Have you managed to spot a snowy owl in Toronto this winter? It's not just your imagination -- we are in the midst of an owl irruption.

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What it took to get King Edward VII floating down the Don

Getting a life-sized replicate of an equestrian statue took a lot of time, planning and edits along the way.

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Here’s to the very first Ravine Days!

We were so excited to celebrate the trail re-opening and the launch of our art program! Did you join us on Ravine Days?

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Don’t miss the Don Valley’s new gargoyles

Duane Linklater’s new art installation brings Toronto’s most notable gargoyles to the heart of the Don Valley.

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The Reading Line uncovers the secret of Toronto’s ravines

Literature lovers travelled through the Don River Valley Park in August, connecting nature with the written word.

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Video: STAGING - Undressed along the Don

Acclaimed New York-based artist Maria Hassabi performed in the Don River Valley Park in July. Read about her performance and watch the video!

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A successful Jane’s Walk along the Don

The rain stayed away and we had a great Jane's Walk along the Don.

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Indigenize Canada Film Screening, Presented by Evergreen & REEL Canada

In April, Evergreen joined more than 250 communities screening films that celebrated local Indigenous filmmakers and stories.

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Q&A with Kari Cwynar, Art Program Curator at the Don River Valley Park

What exactly is the Don River Valley Park art program? Hear from our curator Kari Cwynar.

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Welcome to our new website

Stay tuned to this site for up-to-date information about the Don River Valley Park.

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Media Coverage

This Comedy Art Duo Dumped a Controversial Statue in a River

Nov 25, 2017 – Vice Video

Comedy art duo Life of a Craphead are taking a replica of a historically divisive statue and repeatedly dumping it into Toronto's Don River. We tagged along and found out why the artists decided to target the colonial figure of England's King Edward VII.

King Edward, down the Don River without a paddle

Nov 3, 2017 – Toronto Star

Performance duo Life of a Craphead’s floating of replica of Edward VII statue invites circumspection about our colonial past.

A statue of King Edward VII will float down the Don River this weekend

Nov 3, 2017 – NOW Magazine

Amy Lam and Jon McCurley's performance art piece highlighting the river's hidden history takes place over three Sundays in November