The City of Toronto, along with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, has commenced a project aimed to restore many areas of the Glen Stewart Ravine.
Some of the things to be accomplished over the fall include replacing of failing retaining walls, replacing a staircase near Balsam Avenue, replacing two pedestrian bridges, and improving the trails.
Construction is expected to last up to 11 weeks. During that period machinery and crews will be accessing the ravine through some of the main entrances, particularly the main entrance off of Glen Manor Drive and the Balsam Avenue entrance.
A boardwalk will also be built in order to improve the safety of the people using the park and to improve on the flow of water from the slopes to Ames Creek.
The park’s trails will be experiencing closures throughout the restoration, and the City of Toronto staff suggests that park users and residents checkin regulalry for specific dates and times via phone at 311 or online at http://www.toronto.ca/trees/ravines.htm.
During the period of construction, park users and local residents should exercise caution.