Daylighting the stories of Toronto’s Lost Rivers;
Daylighting past and present stories of Indigenous and newcomer communities in Toronto;
Creating green communities, the blue green city, and social enterprises;
Connecting with nature, with each other, and with the past to create a sustainable future!
Rivers Rising explores Lost River Watershed communities to capture and share stories where food, water, history and cultures intersect. Storytelling is a wonderful way to connect with neighbours and discover ways to create a blue green city together.
Attend our community events and walks to hear and share stories about your neighbourhood and to discuss opportunities to participate in local eco-friendly projects and an eco-tourism social enterprise.
Would you like to join the Rivers Rising team?
Receive hands-on training in creating and leading neighbourhood walks based on neighbourhood stories you have helped us identify and capture. As a Rivers Rising Ambassador, you may also have the opportunity to take part in the anticipated ecotourism social enterprise.
We are currently recruiting participants for Year 2 project neighbourhoods:
St. Jamestown/Regent Park
To find out more about Rivers Rising contact Paula Messina: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rivers Rising is a collaborative project of the Toronto Green Community’s Lost Rivers program, the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto’s First Story program, and the Toronto Community Garden Network (TCGN). The project is generously funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
Note: Year 1 Project Neighbourhoods: Rockcliffe-Smythe; Yonge & Eglinton
*Blue–Green Cities aim to recreate a naturally oriented water cycle while contributing to the amenity of the city by bringing water management and green infrastructure together.