Stories of Charles Sauriol's Don Valley
Sun Jun 11 2023 at 02:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Meet at the s/e corner of Don Mills Road and Gateway Blvd | Toronto, ON
Stories of Charles Sauriol’s Don Valley- offered jointly by Lost Rivers and la Société d’histoire de Toronto
About this Event
You are invited to join us in an exploration of the legacies of Charles Sauriol, through a linear walk in the Don Valley, starting and ending at different locations.
Charles was a tree planter, a bee keeper, a community gardener, a naturalist, a committed Franco-Ontarian, a historian and a prolific writer.
His life work led to the restoration and protection of many areas of the Don Valley, and ultimately the creation of the Toronto and Region Conservation Agency (TRCA), which continues to protect and manage watersheds in the Toronto region.
Meeting time and location: 2:00 pm from the Southeast corner of Don Mills Road and
Gateway Boulevard (the southernmost intersection, at 705 Don Mills Rd.). We will meet at the grassy area near that corner, beside the gas station, and will enter the Don Valley from there.
Travel to the meeting point: That intersection can be reached via the 25 Don Mills bus from Pape subway station or the 100 Flemingdon Park bus from Broadview station, or points north.
If arriving by car, there may be street parking on Gateway Blvd.
End: 73 Thorncliffe Park, about a 5-minute walk from multiple TTC bus options at Overlea Blvd.
Leaders: Floyd Ruskin (Lost Rivers) Christine Pilotte (Société) and Paul Overy from both groups.
Accessibility: Paved or Granular paths. There are long hills into and out of the Don Valley, and a few stairs along the way.
Washrooms: At the Shell station near the start point and at the end of the walk at East York Mall or in area restaurants.
Rest Stop: Along the way.
Languages: This entire walk will be led in both French and English, with groups by language. Please register for your choice of language (This is the english sign-up, there is another Eventbrite listing for those that prefer French)
Additional Information: If desired: a water bottle, a snack, a hat or umbrella, depending on the weather. Some may wish to bring binoculars and/or a small bag and gloves to pick up litter along the way.
Contact for information: Paul Overy via text message at 647-229-1191.
Since the path is quite narrow in some places, we are limiting the numbers to 20
participants per group (English and French). If the registration waitlist has many names,
we may offer this walk again later this year.
Where is it happening?Meet at the s/e corner of Don Mills Road and Gateway Blvd, 705 Don Mills Road, Toronto, Canada
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