Lower Don Project

Imagine if the Don Valley became greener and more vibrant, enabling more people to share in one of Toronto's great natural treasures

People throughout the Toronto region enjoy the trails and natural areas surrounding the Don River. Over 250,000 people currently call the Lower Don watershed home, and soon an additional 80,000 new residents will move into the area. As this region grows, it is vital to invest in public green spaces that will create livable communities and promote personal, social, cultural and environmental health.

Weaving through the diverse Lower Don communities lies a 5 km trail nestled in this ravine corridor. But with limited awareness, access and attraction, citizens remain disconnected and unengaged from this remarkable ravine trail.

Evergreen is working with the City of Toronto, the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and other key partners to revitalize the Lower Don trail. New gateways and access points, pedestrian and cycling trail enhancements, restored green spaces, new public art and educational programs will allow residents and visitors to better enjoy and appreciate the wonders of this remarkable ravine corridor.

“The ravines are to Toronto what canals are to Venice and hills are to San Francisco. They are the heart of the city’s emotional geography, and understanding Toronto requires an understanding of the ravines.” – Robert Fulford, Accidental City

 

Learn more about the Lower Don Greenway


This project was generously supported by seed funding from:

  • Robin and David Young
  • Andy Chisholm and Laurie Thomson via Goldman Sachs Gives
  • Dream Developments, Kilmer Group, Ellis Don, Ledcor
  • Jackman Family
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