Thirsty City Walk and Workshop Series
This project is a partnership between RiverSides and Lost Rivers (a project of the Toronto Green Community).
Thirsty City Walks is a series of four walks developed to emphasize how our urban communities are connected to Toronto’s many creeks and rivers via both the watershed and the sewershed and how individuals affect the health of our urban watercourses through their daily practices.
Our walks will help you learn about the remarkable water system that brings clean water to our taps, and the sewer system that takes polluted water - both sewage and stormwater - away. You will also rediscover ancient aquifers, springs and the network of creeks that once supported life here, and are now buried under the surface.
The walks and workshops discuss the natural and social history of Toronto and focus on the impact of urban development on natural land form as well as they highlight the evolving relationship between humans and their environment. The walks provide the participants the opportunity to observe the direct connection between urban form and environmental impacts through experiential learning. The workshops, on the other hand, provide a perfect venue to explore further the ideas touched upon during the walk and encourage discussion.
List of Walks:
Toilet to Tap: Water sanitation on Toronto's East Waterfront
For more information about the program visit our Thirsty City Walks website.
This project is generously funded by:
Two Wheels Green Delivery
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This green and carbon-free delivery is available to residents in Toronto's downtown (Pape to the east, Eglinton to the north and Keele to the west).