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They Brought Back the Don

Spacing talks to Mark Wilson, who was a day-one member of the citizen's group that has seen its vision for the Lower Don realized


In the coming weeks, Waterfront Toronto crews will remove the final plug in the new Lower Don, thereby allowing the river to finally flow naturally towards the harbour through the $1.25 billion flood protection valley constructed in the Port Lands over the past five years. (Yesterday’s epic deluge offered a timely reminder of the importance of flood protection in Toronto’s low-lying downtown.) For the first time in more than a century, the river will be able to avoid the sharp... Read more

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