MDCA is planning the following events
September 25 A walk into the Humber to learn about the history and future, as Metrolinx builds an LRT across the river, and our indigenous residents work to create a shared space reflecting their view of a space o be passed down the generations.
Many Mount Dennis residents know and love the natural Humber Valley along the western edge of our community. If you have never visited this area, you definitely should. Even if you know the valley well, we guarantee you will learn something new! From the indigenous Carrying Place trail to Hurricane Hazel, the valley went from forest to farmland. Following 75 years of unattended naturalization, Metrolinx now is planning an LRT crossing the river.
Metrolinx staff will participate in the walk and discuss the LRT design and the investigative work thar took place this summer. 12-2pm
Several Indigenous groups have been working in the valley in recent years to help it return to its historic state, a forest garden where desirable trees and plants are nurtured, and less desirable species gradually eradicated. In clearings, forest agriculture is employed to grow food and medicinal plants. Our indigenous partners will be on site 1-3pm
All-ages activities from 11 am – 3 pm. Water and snacks provided.
Meet near the Emmett Ave. parking lot nearest the Eglinton Ave. Humber bridge. You can walk (use Portage Gardens trail or path down from Eglinton).
This is a natural area, and the trail was recently seeded by Parks. Don’t wear open shoes, and be aware that the natural side trails are for hikers, not casual walkers.
This event is made possible by grants from the Balsam Foundation and the City of Toronto, community outreach by Metrolinx, and the efforts of Park People.