Don Valley Historical Mapping Project

The Don Valley Historical Mapping project was completed with financial support from the Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE) and in-kind support from the University of Toronto Map Library. Project research was conducted and archival images purchased with support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

Thanks to Gene Desfor, principal investigator of the Changing Urban Waterfronts project, for recognizing the value of archival images in telling the story of the Don, and allocating funds towards their purchase. Special thanks to Helen Mills and to the late Peter Hare, representatives of Lost Rivers, for sharing their knowledge and the results of their extensive research on the Don Valley. Thanks also to John Wilson of the Task Force to Bring Back the Don for his helpful suggestions and his time in reviewing the points of interest pages. Thanks are due to the Toronto Region Conservation Authority for the use of their data, and to the Toronto Public Library for the use of some of Fire Insurance Plan images. Thank you to Alan MacEachern and William J. Turkel of the University of Western Ontario History Department for their support and enthusiasm for the project. And finally, thank you to student Jordan Hale from the University of Toronto Geography Department. This project could not have been completed without her skilled assistance and dedication.

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