Rivers Rising

2019 Program Artist

Rivers Rising (based in Toronto, ON, Canada) showcases community-led, neighbourhood walks, through our parks ravines, and watersheds, where you can learn the stories of people, place, and the politics that shape the neighbourhood over time. Grounded in historical connections of the place to indigenous, settler, and immigrant communities, we travel through time to envision a future for the city that connects us all. Rivers Rising is a collaborative project of the Toronto Green Community’s Lost Rivers program, and the Toronto Community Garden Network (TCGN) / Toronto Urban Growers.


Night Walk with Lost Rivers and Rivers Rising

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 attention to the relationships between […]


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

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 Clubhouse, 450 Broadview Ave. Event […]