Celebrate Toronto’s Ravines

Ravines define Toronto’s landscape, are part of the city’s green infrastructure and are critical for biodiversity. More than 17 per cent of Toronto’s total area is ravine land and 87 per cent of Toronto’s Environmentally Significant Areas are found in ravines. Explore the beauty that runs through the city core. Read more.

Upcoming Ravine Events

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Browse our Collection

Discover books and other resources on Toronto Ravines at the Weston Family Library.

If you’re a member, you can borrow books about Toronto’s beloved ravine system. These ravines offer Torontonians and visitors a chance to connect with nature, which supports our physical and mental well-being.

Urban Ravine Symposium Bibliography

Annual Ravine Symposium

In 2016 Toronto Botanical Garden hosted its inaugural Urban Ravine Symposium. The goal of the annual symposium is to highlight the beauty and importance of ravine spaces and to connect people who work and live in these spaces, to share their knowledge and experiences with the aim of enhancing Toronto’s ravine networks in all ways possible.

Urban Ravine Symposium 2023 Program

Past Symposia

Toronto’s Ravine Days in October

Enjoy 10 days of events throughout Toronto’s beautiful ravine network and learn more about Toronto’s Ravine Strategy. This year’s Ravine Days at Toronto Botanical Garden includes in-person Wilket Creek Ravine Tours and a special display of books and materials on Toronto Ravines at the Weston Family Library. #RavinesTO

The Toronto Ravine Strategy

Ravines provide many essential ecological services and recreation opportunities. They are also a fragile resource. With population growth, new development and climate change putting increased pressure on ravines, The Toronto Ravine Strategy will guide future ravine management, use, enhancement, and protection.