Contributed by Timothy Neesam and Linda Weichel. We’re residents of Sword Street and would like to give a public cheer for our neighbour Lisa Gervais. Lisa’s been running ecology/history tours of Humber Valley as part of what she offers through Redwing Institute, in what she describes as “the best classroom in the world — the great outdoors.”
We took our favourite 11-year along on the walk and were more than pleasantly surprised by what we saw and learned. We found it a great way to learn about the city we live in. Through Lisa’s enthusiastic storytelling we learned about Humber Valley’s original First Nations inhabitants, medicinal plants and saw all sorts of interesting flora and fauna (marshes! a forest! varied parts of the Humber river!). We even saw things we didn’t know existed, including the heritage gem called Oculus Pavilion.
As tours go, this was cultural geography at its finest, and a great way to spend an entertaining few hours learning more about what makes Toronto such a great city to live in.
The Redwing institute has an exciting evening planned right here in Cabbagetown on April 16th “EARTH – An Evening of Film, Food, Insight & Activity”
To buy tickets, learn more about Redwing Institute or book a tour go to https://www.redwinginstitute.com
Or contact Lisa directly at firstname.lastname@example.org