The TMP was created by volunteers who care
about the Creek, including Betty
Klees and family, Rebecca
Ma, and Andrew
City of Toronto, for a wide variety of on-going
support, but especially to the four TMC Councillors; Parks,
Forestry, & Recreation; and Works & Emergency Services.
Base Solutions, who provided the extensive
aerial photographs on this website;
Bow and Arrow Pub and Restaurant, for hosting
our annual fundraising dinner, with support from Creemore
Springs Brewery; and,
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority,
for the digital map of the watershed boundary.
(Listed in chronological order)
The Farlinger Ravine Clean-up Group:
This group began cleaning up the Farlinger ravine in 1996 and was
the model upon which the TMP’s Reach Stewardship approach
was founded. The Farlinger Group co-ordinates an annual spring clean-up
and a fall tree planting. Other local partners in Farlinger include:
4th West Scarborough Scout Troup,
Second Base Youth Shelter,
the Church of the Epiphany,
Pine Hills Cemetery,
Giant Tiger, Bronco
Press, and Legacies.
Canada: Staff from ULC dropped by a Saturday TMP/boy
scout clean-up of the Underwriters’ Reach and promptly offered
support for the project, hosting a boardroom meeting with other
local companies that evolved into an annual Underwriters' clean-up
and tree planting, as described below.
Toronto Hydro and
LEAF Toronto: Toronto
Hydro, with its large work force and on-going commitment to both
the environment and Earth Week, embraced the need for corporate
and employee involvement in local regeneration and have made the
annual Underwriters’ spring clean-up and planting a major
company initiative. Hydro supports the annual spring event both
through the involvement of their own employees and with the involvement
of LEAF, Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests, Toronto,
who supply trained planting co-ordinators in the spring and conduct
an annual summer maintenance activity every summer with Vision
Terraview Willowfield School:
This school has been involved in the Terraview Willowfield concept
site since long before The TMP was created, and continues to support
local greening through a variety of educational efforts and on-the-ground
efforts, including sending about 300 students out for an annual
clean-up effort. Gloves are provided by the City, with beverages,
snacks, and other items by Nancy Penney and Walton
TBI – The Toronto Bay Initiative:
For a number of years, the TMP and TBI have co-operated on a bike
tour of the Lower Don. Details each year are listed on the Calendar.
Warden Woods Neighbourhood Association:
The WWNA and the TMP have been working together on local re-development
issues since 2004, and have partnered with us on several local walks
Association: The SBNA supports the TMP’s strategic
vision for the watershed and the protection of Warden Woods. The
SBNA also coordinates an annual clean-up of St Clair Ravine Park,
and will have its first-ever planting in the fall of 2007.
The Clairlea Neighbourhood Association:
The CNA is another local association working with the TMP to protect
the watershed, on strategic issues, walks, clean-ups, and plantings.
Friends of the Danforth:
Friends of the Danforth supported the first community clean-up of
Warden Woods in 2006, sending the largest contingent of participants,
and is supporting the effort again in 2007.
The J. Walton House:
Located on Warden, this family restaurant and bar supported the
first community clean-up of Warden Woods in 2006 with bottled water
and granola bars for the participants, and continues to do so.
Jawny Bakers: Located
on O’Connor at St Clair, Jawny’s is another family restaurant
and pub supporting community involvement, first donating coffee
and treats to a clean-up of Taylor Creek Park in 2007.