North Rosedale benefits from extensive green spaces and features, including two large parks, three parkettes, a broad tree canopy, as well as our wonderful and well-used ravine trail system
The NRRA creates, promotes and administers programs for preserving and enhancing all of these important and valuable aspects of our natural environment.
At Rosedale Park, many of our youngest residents enjoy a fantastic children’s playground. Its refurbishment in 2013 and 2014 was made possible by the vision and support of the NRRA and local residents. In 2019, the NRRA coordinated community volunteers for tree and shrub planting in Chorley Park, in order to re-naturalize the trails connecting the park with the ravine system.
Each spring, the NRRA coordinates volunteers who clean-up of all of our parks and parkettes. Please do join us next year. It’s a great day out, and a great way to meet like-minded residents.
The ravine system in Toronto is vast and unique. No other major city in the world benefits from such a large and accessible green area. We are incredibly fortunate to have it at our doorstep.
In order to advance our residents’ interests, NRRA has joined forces with eight adjoining residents’ associations, in what is known as the Midtown Ravines Group. This group’s advocacy resulted in our ravines becoming one of 10 priority areas for the City’s 10 year, $100 million investment in ravine remediation. This group also brings together local primary schools and expert arborists (thank you U of T) in the Seeds to Saplings Program, among other programs, all of which promote science as a pillar of these efforts.
The natural beauty and inherent value of these green assets should not be taken for granted. All are under increasing pressure of various kinds. We are delighted to be able to work alongside our neighbours in continuing to preserve and enhance our outdoor spaces.