As well as the main rivers (the Rouge, the Don and the Humber) there are creeks too. The creek that has the most developed parkland along its valley is Etobicoke Creek which is a mile or so west of the Humber River. For much of this creek it is a gentle stream but, during a sharp storm of a few summers past it became a raging torrent. A family that lived near its source lost a small child to the stream - he was too curious, got too close to the bank and was swept away.
One should treat all waterways with respect as Mother Nature can be wrathful at times!
I began my walk in a large park (Centennial) which is near the source of the stream.
As I have mentioned in a previous blog, Toronto is situated on a relatively flat plain on the north shore of Lake Ontario so, unlike Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver, there are not any natural skiing hills nearby. What to do? Create one! Actually, there are two in Toronto and I walked past one of them near where I shot the above photo.
Near that point there is a conservatory and the following photos were taken in there.
Also, in that part of the park, is a large pond.
In the background are a pair of mallard ducks. The drake very nicely swam to the edge of the pond so I could shoot the following photo.
At one point the path left the bank of the creek and passed through this grove of trees (the following photos).
Another photo taken in that grove
The subway line crossing Etobicoke Creek near Islington Station
No - these are not all of the photos that I shot on that hike. The remainder will stay in the file!