A Waterfront for all
Toronto is the most populous city in Canada; home to over 3 million people and located on one of the greatest fresh water resources in the world. On the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario, the city is situated on a broad sloping plateau intersected by an extensive network of rivers, deep ravines, and urban forest.
While Toronto is a thriving urban metropolis recognized for it's business, finance, arts and culture, it is also considered by many to be a city within a wilderness. The city is known widely for it's green spaces that are home to a diverse animal population that includes rare species of songbirds, shorebirds, and animals small and large from chipmunks to coyote, fox and deer.
Some of Toronto's most open natural spaces include the undeveloped shores along the base of the Scarborough Bluffs. These shoreliness shift and change by season and from year to year. They are a very important corridor for migrating birds, bats and butterflies and home to many animals that regularily access the fresh water of the lake. In addition to being a remarkable bioregion, these natural shorelines are a treasure worth preserving for many generations to come.