A friend of mine from work went to see a new documentary film at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema last night. She is a long-time east-ender and knows very little about the neighbourhood we know, love and live in. But first thing this morning she wanted to talk about Garrison Creek. This is because Lost Rivers, by Montreal’s Caroline Bâcle, features Garrison Creek as one of many rivers worldwide which have been covered over time by urban infrastructure.
Interested in learning more?
- See the documentary yourself. It’s showing three times this week.
- Join the Garrison Creek walking tour this Sunday, March 10th at 2 pm.
- Read about the Homegrown National Park project which will establish “a vibrant green corridor following the former path of Garrison Creek”.
- Ask us about The Water Harvest, a new project of the Friends of Roxton Road Parks in its very early stages, which aims to connect water sources and uses in our parks, and teach park visitors about the urban water cycle through intergenerational play and urban farming. Imagine a miniature, interactive and functional Garrison Creek above ground running through Fred Hamilton Playground…
- Watch the Lost Rivers trailer… (I cried!)