Open the floodgates
The 24th annual Paddle the Don will take place on Sunday, May 7, with the canoes and kayaks lining up to launch from Ernest Thompson Seton Park. Participants from across the city will paddle 10.5 kilometres down the river, winding through the backyards of Leaside, Rosedale and Lawrence Park to the Keating Channel. The Toronto and Region Conser- vation Authority opens the G. Ross Lord Dam at Finch Avenue and Dufferin Street to raise the water level of the Don River for this event. All participating boats must be registered and pay a $100 fee. The proceeds go to the TRCA to support its ongoing work in protecting, conserving and enhancing the Don River watershed.
WYNNE ON THE WATER Premier Kathleen Wynne with participants at Paddle the Don.