InTO the Ravines is helping Toronto experience the ravines while balancing use with protection, education and care. Based on the Ravine Strategy, the City of Toronto and Park People are working together to ensure communities experience, celebrate and champion our one of a kind ravine system. InTO the Ravines will provide:

  • Innovative public programming that shines a light on the ravines
  • Micro-grants to spur events and activities  about our ravines
  • Training to establish InTO the Ravines Community Champions

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Citizen Activism in Support of Toronto’s Watercourses

 

John Wilson, Co-chair of the West Don Lands Committee, highlights the history of activism that has shaped the ravines including the numerous citizens’ and activist groups that helped bring interest and engagement to these precious places. 

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Undoing colonial thinking to connect with the land and each other

 

Based on Park People's InTO the Ravines event Indigenous Storytelling & Ravine Ecology, explore ravines and Indigenous knowledge with Philip Cote. Explore concepts like right relations, reciprocity with nature and fostering a holistic connection with the land.

 

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A Ravine Runs Through It: Meet Rowntree Mills Park’s own Ravine Champion

 

Meet Adassa Boswell, one of InTO the Ravines Community Champions. Adassa is a proud member of her community who, once retired from a customer service role, embraced the opportunity to become more deeply involved in Rexdale.

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Reducing the impact and increasing connection to nature for park and ravine events

 

It takes deliberate thinking and action to enjoy park and ravine spaces while ensuring they’re protected. How can you use ravine and park events to foster reciprocity and ensure the natural world benefits as much as the community does?

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Past Events

Drawing on Ravines

 

No matter what your age or experience, join native plant expert Lorraine Johnson and scientific illustrator and Métis culture keeper Jenna McGuire to explore the wonders of nature and ravine ecology through drawing. Sketch with these experts while learning how a plant’s form relates to how it grows and thrives, and their role in the ecosystem.

 


 

Indigenous Storytelling & Ravine Ecology

 

Join storyteller Hillary Clermont, historian and artist Philip Cote, and Indigenous grower Isaac Crosby for a journey from creation stories to Toronto’s Indigenous history to current Indigenous-led ecology work, to help understand how we can deepen our connection to the plants and animals of our land and ravines.

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Ravines and Resilience - Toronto's Ravines and Climate Change

 

Our city and our ravines were shaped by past extreme weather events, and looking ahead, our ravines can help us be more climate-resilient if we protect them. 

Join the City of Toronto's Senior Environmental Specialist, David MacLeod to learn what our city is doing to manage future risks, and grassroots organization Carbon Conversations TO with an exercise to ignite your personal motivations for climate action and get you engaged in solutions right at home and while visiting your local ravine. 

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Explore upcoming ravine events through our event listing

 

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