Q + A with artist Beth Stuart
In July, Toronto-based artist Beth Stuart will present her new large-scale mural Reube (V. Stepanova and M. Vionnet), which will be painted on the Dundas Street bridge where it crosses the Don River. Throughout June, walk down the Lower Don Trail to check out the installation process.
Q+A with artist Nadia Belerique
A conversation with artist Nadia Belerique about her new large-scale photo installation, 'above and below and so on forever.'
Wonscotonach Parklands: What we’re hearing
Part 2 of a series on the renaming of the Lower Don
Damming the Don
Beavers are crucial to our landscape, acting as engineers who support flourishing, diverse ecosystems.
Rivers, Parks and Reconciliation: Wonscotonach Parklands Proposal
Part 1 of a series on the renaming of the Lower Don
Caring for the Valley Legends: The Mighty Oak
Over the next few weeks, Davies and Evergreen will be planting the white oak seeds in these boxes. A symbol of hope for our ravines. Stay tuned for updates on this story over the course of the year.
‘A Park For All’ along the Don River
Will Kwan, A Park for All, 2017. Mural along the Lower Don Trail.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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!
A successful Jane’s Walk along the Don
The rain stayed away and we had a great Jane's Walk along the Don.
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.
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.
Welcome to our new website
Stay tuned to this site for up-to-date information about the Don River Valley Park.
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.
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.
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