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Don River Valley Park marks ‘First Mile’ of City of Toronto’s ravine strategy

Oct 18, 2016

TORONTO, ONTARIO (October 18, 2016) - Today at a news conference at Evergreen Brick Works, Toronto Mayor John Tory, joined by Evergreen CEO Geoff Cape, and the Don River Valley Park Campaign Chair Andy Chisholm, patrons and supporters, marked the ‘First Mile’ of the city-wide ravine strategy.

Media Coverage

City has an opportunity for a great park in the Don Valley: Editorial

Oct 19, 2016 – The Toronto Star

Now the city is turning to private donors to kickstart creation of a new 200-hectare Don River Valley Park that would stretch 4.7 km from Evergreen Brick Works south to the mouth of the Don.

Private donations for Don River Valley Park could be ‘blueprint’ for future parks, mayor says

Oct 18, 2016 – CBC

Mayor John Tory introduced six donors Tuesday who have given a combined $3.5 million to help the city develop the first phase of Don River Valley Park — a move the Toronto's mayor says could be a "big blueprint" for developing parks in the future.

Toronto announces plans for super park in Don Valley

Oct 16, 2016 – BlogTO

Toronto's Don Valley is undeniably beautiful, even when you're stuck in traffic on the DVP. But, some think the ravine is rather underused, especially since it runs right through the heart of the city.