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September 16, 2003
Task Force to Bring Back the Don hosts community event
  
The Task Force to Bring Back the Don and residents of the Oak Street Co-op are
hosting the third annual Don Narrows Community Event at Oak Street Park on
Sunday, September 21, from 10 a.m. until noon.

The Lower Don Narrows extends along the Don River between Gerrard and Queen
Streets East. Channelized in the late nineteenth century, the river is
constrained on each side by railway tracks, roads, power corridors and
pipelines.

"North of this point, the Don Valley broadens into parkland that stretches to
the river's headwaters. To the south, the sections near the mouth - the
Portlands and the West Don Lands - are getting plenty of attention through
Waterfront initiatives. But a healthy river cannot sustain itself with a
section in the middle that is so relentlessly unnatural", said John Wilson, the
Chair of the Task Force to Bring Back the Don.

The Task Force is developing a new vision of the Don Narrows as a cleaner,
greener, healthier part of the Don Valley parkland and trail system. The Task
Force wants to improve the river's natural functions and provide access points
so that the Don Narrows adds to the lives of people in neighbouring communities.

This is a "family-friendly" event, with a pancake breakfast, and entertainers,
and special activities planned for all ages. An information display will show
some of the ideas that the Task Force is incorporating into its upcoming report
on its Vision for the Don Narrows. Task Force members will answer questions and
discuss options for restoring the area.

The park is located at the north-east corner of Cornwall and River Streets, one
block north of Dundas Street East.

Task Force to Bring Back the Don is a citizens' group sponsored by the City of
Toronto that works to "bring back" a clean, green and accessible Don River
watershed.

Media contact:
John Wilson, Chair, Task Force to Bring Back the Don, 416-926-1907 ext. 234



 

 

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