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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Connect and learn about ravines through the lens of science, art, storytelling, and action. Please note: In-person events are postponed based on current Public Health guidelines in Toronto and will resume once it is safe to do so.

Drawing on Ravines - June 18th

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 - July 9 

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 - July 27th 

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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