Cherie Daly, Friends of Glen Stewart Ravine

November 8, 2021

Clemence Marcastel

Cherie lives in the Toronto Beach neighbourhood near the Glen Stewart Ravine, which is designated as an environmentally sensitive area.  My children grew up enjoying the stream there on many walks, as well as tobogganing and skating in the park south of the ravine.  Between 2012 and 2015, Cherie volunteered at the Evergreen Brickworks in the greenhouse, on hikes in the Don Valley and with an event called 100 in 1 Day. In 2015, a friend, Katya Nosko, who now owns a used bookstore on Kingston Road, asked her to join her group, Friends of Glen Stewart Ravine.  Since then, Cherie has been involved in organizing events, attracting volunteers, collaborating with many individuals and groups to care for the ravine through stewardship, conservancy and appreciation.  They primarily use Facebook and email to communicate with our “Friends” and followers who now number about 600.

She is also an artist, so she enjoys the outdoors here and in Muskoka as a source for my work and for quiet contemplation and exercise.



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