In the 70s we just called it the Natche, short for nature trail. It’s recently had $1m of refurbishments with new elevated bridges over wetlands and new trees planted.
Ravines are the heart of Toronto. They intersect all through the city and bring wilderness & nature to everyone.
The Glen Stewart Ravine is built around the Ames Creek. Rainwater seeps down the hills and creates wetlands in the valley. The footpaths are as much about protecting the wetlands as they are about making it more accessible. The Manitoba Maples have been cut away to allow for the red oaks & maples to grow freely.
This post originally appeared in Beach-Pix in 2011, one of my ex websites.