Research Guide to the Don River (Ontario)
The Don River and its valley are defining features of the city of Toronto. Water, power, industry, expressways, wildlife, pollution, recreation, conservation—issues related to the Don affect all citizens. Find research materials on the Don in the Toronto Collection in the Humanities & Social Science Department at the Toronto Reference Library and the Society & Recreation and Canadiana Departments at North York Central Library. Some titles may also be available at other library branches.
Searching the Library Catalogue
- Don River
- Don River Valley or Don Valley
- Don River Watershed
- Don Lands
- Don Valley Parkway
- Brick Works or Brickworks
Use the column at the left on the Library search page to focus and limit your search by type of material, date, library branch or subject.
Other terms related to river valley issues:
- Watershed management
- Urban ecology
You can find magazine and newspaper articles on the Don by searching the library’s electronic databases. Try Academic Onefile, Canadian Newsstand Major Dailies, Canadian Newstand Torstar, Canadian Business and Current Affairs (CBCA), Canadian Periodicals Index, General Onefile. These can be searched inside the library, or from home or school using your Toronto Public Library card.
The Humanities & Social Sciences Department at the Toronto Reference Library has clipping files on microfiche from the 1960s to 2010. Ask for the files on the Don River, Don River Task Force, Environmental planning – Toronto, Central Waterfront Planning, and Harbours-Toronto.
Don River 1870, Toronto Reference Library
Additional Online Sources
Humanities & Social Sciences Department, Toronto Reference Library
trlhss @ torontopubliclibrary.ca
Chester Springs Marsh at Prince Edward Viaduct, City of Toronto