Toronto's Lower Don Trail to officially reopen this weekend

Sep 19 2017, 10:45 pm

The reopening of the Lower Don Trail is officially here.

This weekend, on Saturday, September 23, as part of the City of Toronto’s Ravine Days, the new Trail will host guided walks to its new art installations.

According to the City, ravines define Toronto’s landscape. Over 17% of Toronto’s total area is ravine land and 87% 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.

And this weekend, Ravine Days 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.

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

The Lower Don Trail is a 4.7 kilometre section of multi-use trail for pedestrians and cyclists that runs along the Don River, from Pottery Road to Corktown Commons. The reopening celebrations will also include delicious food and nature play programming. And be sure to visit Evergreen Brick Works along the way for guided bike rides, a birch bark canoe build and more.

Lower Don Trail reopening celebration

Where: Evergreen Brick Works and along the Lower Don Trail at Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave

When: September 23 at 10 am to 4 pm

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