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The Don River Valley Park – Art & Trails in a Natural Environment

Published on May 19, 2021

2 girls hiking in don river valley park

The series of temporary public artworks in the Don River Valley Park creates a new hub for art in Toronto. Local, national and international artists have created projects that speak to the many histories and present-day realities of the ravine and its surrounding communities – looking at the land from ecological, cultural, industrial and Indigenous perspectives.

Throughout the series, visitors may come across sculptural installations, murals, billboards and dance or sound performances. Each project has its own timeline, with some lasting many years and others for just a day. We also offer talks, walks and research workshops lead by artists.

We see the possibility in connecting the public to this landscape through art. Return again and again to find new commissions and events unfolding.

Discover more information here.

The Trails of Don River Valley Park

The trail in the Don River Valley Park runs alongside the river, connecting Toronto’s urban neighbourhoods and their communities to valuable greenspace.

Experience the art along your trip down the trail, or enjoy a moment along the river.

The Park also improves the safety for Toronto’s cyclists and pedestrians, by providing access to the downtown through our connections to other bike lanes, recreational trails and parks: 

  • Beltline Trail
  • Bayview Multi-use Trail
  • Don Valley Brick Works Park
  • Riverdale Park East
  • Riverdale Park West
  • Corktown Common

Need help figuring out where all the trails connect? Our guides can get you to the Lower Don from Flemingdon Park, Thorncliffe Park and Taylor Creek (PDF, 3MB), as well as from downtown (PDF, 4MB).

Visit our Park map for more information on the Park and connecting trails.

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