I’ve recently been in touch with a walker from the ROM who’s keen to expand the walkers’ knowledge about the lost rivers and streams of Toronto.
Where can a person or group find information about resources in this area?
Denise Pinto of Jane’s Walk has highlighted several great resources. She wrote:
- Yes! Absolutely. I would recommend speaking to Georgia from Homegrown National Park, Michael Cook (www.vanishingpoint.ca), Jeremy Kai, who worked for Jane’s Walk this year and just published a book (www.riversforgotten.com) documenting subsurface “buried” rivers, Helen Mills from Toronto Green Community Lost River Walks (this was her Jane’s Walk with Mary Magaret McMahon), and Jon Harstone (this was his Landscape Archaeology walk this year).
For further details please contact:
Operations Director, Jane’s Walk
Walkable neighbourhoods, urban literacy, cities planned for and by people.
Farmers’ fields north of Montreal is where the City of Laval was built
I have an interest in this topic as I grew up playing on what is now a lost creek in Montreal.
Also of relevance is an article by Michael Harrison entitled “The Vanishing Creeks of South Etobicoke” in a book entitled HTO: Toronto’s Water from Lake Iroquois to Lost Rivers to Low-Flow Toilets, 1st ed. (2008). Michael Harrison also has a website entitled Lost Creeks of South Etobicoke.
As well, excellent Toronto historic map resources are available. Some would likely include information about lost rivers.
Please contact me if you know of additional resources.