Celebrate Toronto’s ravine network with Ravine Days on September 23 and 24

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Celebrate Toronto's ravine network with Ravine Days on September 23 and 24

Residents and visitors are invited to celebrate and enjoy Toronto’s beautiful ravine network during Ravine Days, a weekend of events September 23 and 24.

“Ravines are an essential part of our city’s green infrastructure,” said Mayor John Tory. “I encourage everyone to come out to Ravine Days and celebrate Toronto’s beautiful and unique green spaces.”

Featured events include:
• the launch of Evergreen’s Don River Valley Park Art Program in the Lower Don Trail
• the reopening of the Lower Don Trail
• Harvest Day at the Toronto Botanical Garden
• Harvest Festival at Todmorden Mills

Ravine Days will coincide with the presentation of the Ravine Strategy to City Council’s Executive Committee for approval on September 26 and subsequently to City Council on October 2 to 4. The final strategy will build on the draft principles that were released for public feedback in June 2016 and will provide a framework for collaboration between City divisions and agencies.

Ravines define Toronto’s landscape. Over 17 per cent of Toronto’s total area is ravine land and 87 per cent of Toronto’s Environmentally Significant Areas are found in ravines. Ravine Days is an opportunity to highlight events and leisure opportunities offered by organizations throughout the ravine network, including Todmorden Mills, Toronto Botanical Garden, Evergreen Brick Works and others. Ravine Days also includes the reopening of the Lower Don Trail, new art installations in the Lower Don Parklands and the installation of the Toronto Parks and Trails Wayfinding pilot.

Ravine Days activities are listed at http://www.toronto.ca/ravines.

This news release is also available on the City’s website: http://ow.ly/WVs430fgy4N.

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