The Living City® Explorer
Bayview Glen Sustainable Neighbourhood Retrofit Action PlanPoint of Interest
Bayview Glen Sustainable Neighbourhood Retrofit Action PlanTRCA, City of Markham and York Region are working with local residents and businesses on developing the Bayview Glen SNAP (Sustainable Neighbourhood Retrofit Action Plan). This action-oriented plan will build on Markham’s Greenprint initiative and help to address local flooding, stormwater and wastewater servicing challenges. SNAPs help prepare neighbourhoods for climate change and transform them to become more environmentally friendly.
Ladies' Golf Club of Toronto Slope Stabilization ProjectPoint of Interest
Ladies' Golf Club of Toronto Slope Stabilization Project
East Don River - South of Finch Bank Restoration ProjectPoint of Interest
East Don River - South of Finch Bank Restoration Project
Black Creek Pioneer VillagePoint of Interest
Black Creek Pioneer VillageBlack Creek Pioneer Village is more than a collection of buildings and artifacts. Here, you will become immersed in the lifestyles, customs, and surroundings of early residents who built the foundations for modern Toronto and Ontario. Over 35 restored heritage buildings and costumed historical interpreters make up a typical Ontario crossroads community from the 1860’s, bringing history to life!
35 Shoreham Drive - Rainwater Harvesting demonstrationPoint of Interest
35 Shoreham Drive - Rainwater Harvesting demonstrationThis rainwater harvesting initiative is a demonstration project of the Black Creek SNAP. TRCA installed two large capacity rain barrels at Toronto Community Housing’s Edgeley Apartments at 35 Shoreham Drive, in order to better manage stormwater runoff and to conserve drinking water by harvesting rainwater for the building’s allotment gardens. This 1,000-litre rainwater harvesting system provides soft and chlorine-free rainwater to irrigate the tenants’ vegetable, fruit, herb and flower gardens.
Black Creek Community FarmPoint of Interest
Black Creek Community FarmBlack Creek Community Farm (BCCF) is a seven-acre site located on conservation land in Toronto. The farm is uniquely situated between a major urban centre (Jane & Finch) and a major university (York).
Reaching Up Homework Club Community Garden&Rainwater HarvestPoint of Interest
Reaching Up Homework Club Community Garden&Rainwater HarvestThe Reaching Up Homework Club Community Garden and Rainwater Harvesting Project is a demonstration project of the Black Creek SNAP. TRCA built a community vegetable garden for the children of the Reaching Up Homework Club, an afterschool homework program in the heart of the Jane and Finch community. The students who tend the garden are served the vegetables for nutritious snacks, while learning the importance of gardening and urban agriculture. A rainwater harvesting system provides the garden with soft, chlorine-free water and teaches the students about stormwater runoff and management.
Black Creek Sustainable Neighbourhood Retrofit ActionPoint of Interest
Black Creek Sustainable Neighbourhood Retrofit Action
Centre for Green Change demonstration projectsPoint of Interest
Centre for Green Change demonstration projectsThis is a demonstration project of the Black Creek SNAP. 2999 Jane Street will become home to the Jane Finch Community and Family Centre’s Centre for Green Change, a space for environmental education, green employment programs, and a diverse cross-section of local organizations and community members looking to come together to share ideas, resources, and inspiration. To improve management of stormwater runoff at the site, TRCA installed permeable paving and rain gardens. TRCA also constructed water efficient gardens to promote native plantings.
Wilket Creek Rehabilitation ProjectPoint of Interest
Wilket Creek Rehabilitation ProjectThe objective of the project is to examine the existing geomorphic and habitat conditions of the Wilket Creek Tributary of the Don Watershed, for the purpose of developing a long-term plan for the rehabilitation of the watercourse, while focusing on enhancing the ecological integrity of the system in an economical and sustainable manner, in accordance with the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Process.