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Don Valley Hills & Dales


DON RIVER AND VALLEY Discover the Don River Valley, its steep-sided tributary ravines, river, forests and wide vistas. These natural features have captivated and attracted explorers like you since the earliest days of human habitation in this area.

Many of Toronto's native tree species still appear in the nearby well-wooded valleys including oak, pine, beech, basswood, maple and ash.

TODMORDEN MILLS Learn the history of the Don River Valley at the historic Todmorden Mills Museum. Since 1795, Todmorden Mills has been the site of a saw mill, grist mill, paper mill, brewery and distillery.

CHESTER SPRINGS MARSH Many environmental restoration projects have recently focussed on the Don Valley. All the projects are working towards bringing back a clean, green and accessible Don River Valley. Explore the recently constructed Chester Springs Marsh, a project that has restored some of Toronto’s original wildlife habitat.


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