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Lost Rivers

Lost Rivers (based in Toronto, ON, Canada) was started by The Toronto Green Community to encourage understanding of the city as a part of nature rather than apart from it, and to appreciate and cherish our heritage. Founded by Helen Mills in 1995, Lost River Walks aims to create an appreciation of the city’s intimate connection to its water systems by tracing the courses of forgotten streams, by learning about natural and built heritage, and by sharing this information with others.

Programs

Night Walk with Lost Rivers and Rivers Rising

Location: Christie Station

This Night Walk with the Lost Rivers and Rivers Rising initiatives traces hidden histories of the Garrison Creek, which enters Lake Ontario just east of Fort York, the military garrison for the region. Closed since the 1920s, the hidden creek has gained interest as new initiatives have formed to draw…

Poetry Walk with Toronto’s River Poets, Lost Rivers, and Rivers Rising

Location: St. Matthews Clubhouse

A poetry walk in conjunction with artist Maria Thereza Alves’s project Phantom Pain at Riverdale Park W. Toronto’s River Poets, together with the initiatives Lost Rivers and Rivers Rising, and knowledge keepers investigate Toronto’s lost rivers, the forgotten network of water that runs beneath our feet. Meeting point: St. Matthews…

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