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Ashbridge’s Bay - Then and Now

Robert Miller

You may know Ashbridge’s Bay, but did you know that today there are five remnants of the original bay, which stretched from the mouth of the Don River to much farther east?

Starting at the historic Ashbridge Estate, we’ll explore the past and present bay. We’ll visit spots where creeks (now buried) emptied into the bay. We’ll talk about the natural and human history that has shaped various iterations of this body of water on our lakefront.

If you have stories or questions along our route, please join in. I have led Jane’s Walks in this neighbourhood several times, and some of the best moments have been hearing the stories shared by walk participants.

We’ll have a good time on the eastern waterfront!

Details: Wearing a gold coloured shirt.

Walk Start:

Ashbridge’s neighbourhood — Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen Street East. One block east of Greenwood.

Beach(es) — Woodbine and Lake Shore.

Walk End:

Date: May 5

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.




Environment and Sustainability, History and Places, People and Communities.


Uneven terrain
Breaks encouraged
Family-friendly walk.

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