It’s time to take a walk on the wild side… with some donkeys.
The Don River Valley Park Art Program has launched their first project of the summer, and it involves a partnership with the Donkey Sanctuary of Canada.
On Saturdays, artist Gareth Long, who is caring for two donkeys in the Valley, takes them on short walks along the trail and hosts conversations around the transformation and history of the Don.
— DonRiverValleyPark (@DRVP_TO) June 2, 2018
This project looks to create “an unexpected prompt for conversation with visitors, who are invited to walk with the artist and the donkeys in the Don Valley.”
“Through quiet, communal explorations of the Don Valley each Saturday, the learning here is manifold – in raising awareness of the vital work of the Donkey Sanctuary of Canada; in fostering dialogue around the ongoing transformations of the Valley; and in the project’s emphasis on empathy, care and ecological awareness as an antidote to a frenetic urban environment,” states the event page.
Donkeys in the Don? See them for yourself on Saturday between 10-4 on the trail, north of the Viaduct. Click for more info on this #ArtintheDon project: https://t.co/buRxKrnTP6 pic.twitter.com/B3BIF4HAaB
— DonRiverValleyPark (@DRVP_TO) June 5, 2018
Where: Along the Lower Don River Trail, in the field north of the Bloor Viaduct. The closest entrances to the trail are from Pottery Road or from Riverdale Park.
When: Saturdays in June between 10 am to 4 pm