Salmon Celebration in the Don

October 5, 2019

October 5, 2019


Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto



Events Description

The fall is a busy and wondrous time as migratory species prepare for their long and challenging journey ahead to their destinations. Some species take flight and others swim upstream to spawn. Join us on Saturday, October 5 to learn about and celebrate the great salmon migration that takes place in the Don River, one of the most urbanized rivers systems in Canada.

The actual timing of when salmon migrate is largely dependent on weather, including rainfall and temperature. The question of ‘When?’ is largely up to the salmon, so cross your fingers and toes that they choose to be active in migration during our walk.

Activities include:

  • Guided Salmon Walk led by A Park For All: Join walk leaders from the A Park for All, Evergreen and friends. We’ll begin at Evergreen Brick Works in front of the Watershed Wall and walk along the Bayview Multi Use lane towards Pottery Road Bridge where we’ll look for signs of salmon swimming up stream. As well, we’ll look for signs and evidence of the birds on their way south.
  • Fish Fry demonstration at Evergreen Brick Works: Enjoy the aroma and sizzling sounds of a fish fry with fish from Fisher Folk, by the Thrive Garden. Join us by the fire where we’ll be cooking and learning about local sustainable fishing practices.
  • Telling and drawing the story of “Salmon Boy”: Take part in a story about Salmon Boy by Evergreen’s April Smith in the Thrive Garden. She’ll weave a tale about the salmon migration and will pass around chalk so you can co-create and draw out your own part of the story.

Who is it for?


Tickets : Free Register for Guided walk
How to get tickets?


Date & Time: saturday, October 5, 2019 | 10:00am–2:00pm

Guided Salmon Walk led by A Park For All

Fish Fry demonstration at Evergreen Brick Works

Telling and drawing the story of “Salmon Boy”

Venue: Evergreen Brick Works
550 Bayview Ave.
Toronto, ON M4W 3X8

Paid Parking
Public transport accessible
Evergreen offers a free shuttle bus service from Broadview Station. Click the link for more info.

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