This Place: The Don River by Dalton Shipway

As a founding member of the now defunct Task Force to Bring Back the Don, Dalton’s connection to the Don River runs deeper than most. For over three decades he’s advocated for numerous renaturalization efforts along the river, including playing a pivotal role in establishing the “demonstration wetland” we now call Chester Springs Marsh. For the New Don River: a Collage, assembled from a July 20, 2019 article in the Globe and Mail, celebrates the city’s current efforts to renaturalize the river mouth.

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A very special thanks to Dalton for submitting this collage to TFN, and for his years of service to the Don.

The Toronto Field Naturalists wish to acknowledge this land through which we walk. For thousands of years it has been the traditional land of the Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississauga of the Credit River. Today it is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to be on this land.