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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

The dawning of the new Don River Valley Park: Micallef

Oct 20, 2017 – Toronto Star

The Lower Don Trail was closed a long time. Two summers came and went. When it finally reopened last month there was relief, but also great fanfare because it coincided with the opening of the new Don River Valley Park, an enhanced and renovated part of the Lower Don Valley.

‘A new wave of thinking about our ravines’: The Don River Valley gets its own artistic curator

Oct 4, 2017 – Metro News

Don’t call it a sculpture garden. Or an outdoor gallery. And you probably won’t see army generals on horseback captured in bronze.

The artworks Kari Cwynar is installing in the Don Valley are in and of their surroundings.

From Duane Linklater, the ruins of Toronto history on the banks of the Don River

Sep 22, 2017 – Toronto Star

On a sticky recent afternoon, Duane Linklater cut an imposing figure amid the scrubby brush and weed forests of the Lower Don Trail. What even he, at 6-foot-4, with a black ball cap and waist-length braid, couldn’t overshadow, though, was what he had brought here.

Toronto’s ravines: This underground forest playground has been transformed into the greatest urban park ever

Sep 21, 2017 – The Independent (U.K.)

It is lush and quiet in the forest under the city. The trails are largely unimpeded by roads, and twist far beneath our highway overpasses. From an aerial perspective, they seem to surround the city core; in actuality, they lie underneath it. Toronto’s ravine systems snake their way from the Don River and extend in almost all directions, from east of the city centre and into the outer suburbs. 

Take in some art at Don River Valley Park

Sep 18, 2017 – Inside Toronto

The first of many installations set to be featured in a new public art program in the 500-acre Don RIver Valley Park will be launched on Saturday, Sept. 23.

Lost in green space

Aug 25, 2017 – The Globe and Mail

Ravines and natural parklands like the Don Valley could be the soul of the city, but is Toronto moving boldly enough to make them what they should be?

Monsters of the Urban Unconscious

Jul 4, 2017 – Canadian Art

Duane Linklater is bringing Toronto’s skyline to ground level—uniting replicas of gargoyles with the rich clay deposits that formed the city’s building blocks.

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.

A superpark hides in Toronto’s Don Valley, waiting to be discovered

Apr 15, 2016 – The Globe and Mail

What if Toronto had a massive park ready to be born? A 480-acre green space on the edge of downtown with dramatic topography, a rich mix of plant and animal life and deep links to the history of Toronto?