Don River Valley, A Different Park: The Same Remarkable Promise by Brent Raymond

DTAH, Lower Don Valley

The Don River Valley
A Different Kind of Park: The Same Remarkable Promise

The Don River Valley has long been one of Toronto’s most misunderstood and under-appreciated open spaces. Time has not always been on the valley’s side. Yet in the last decade(s), its story has been closely tied to the evolution of our relationship with nature.

In present-day Toronto, we are now at the confluence of an ever-evolving appreciation of landscape and a far more sophisticated understanding of the importance of ecology in the urban environment. For the Don River Valley, this may be the best of times.

This presentation will touch on the history of the Lower Don River, past efforts to improve its condition and more recent developments to elevate the Don River Valley to its rightful place as one of Toronto’s most valued landscapes.


Partner, DTAH

Brent is a landscape architect and planner who has worked throughout North America in community planning, urban design, landscape architecture and transportation. His primary interests are related to city building, and he is a committed civic minded professional who is a frequent presenter, lecturer and guest critic at conferences, symposiums and universities.
He has extensive experience including the award winning Active City: Designing for Health, Lower Don Trail Master Plan and his continuing involvement in the planning and design of Toronto’s waterfront revitalization.

Event Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: St. Matthews Clubhouse
550 Broadview Avenue, Riverdale Park East at Langley and Broadview

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