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Lower Don River gets as straight edges for Don Valley Parkway, for the Bloor St to Gardiner Expressway

 

 

In this drawing the darker winding line is the natural flow of the Don River, and the the straight line with the angled hatching is the steel pile created path for the River.

 

“160,000 square feet of steel sheet piling was driven along the edge to contain the embankment at a height of eight feet above the normal river level. The portion of the embankment adjacent to the piling has been backfilled with slag, since its lighter weight will reduce the dead load on the piling.”

Excerpt From
BIENNIAL REPORT OF THE METROPOLITAN TORONTO DEPT. OF ROADS.
METROPOLITAN TORONTO, ONT. DEPT. OF ROADS

1962 to 1964

 

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Don River mouth winter view, its last.

The Don Rivers mouth is a major part of the portlands environmental gentrification, nee flood control. This is the last winter it will look like this, as the cities contractor remakes the east portlands

 

 

Above the bottom of the Don River, here it ends and flows into the channel then to the lake, and from this point the movement of the Don’s water is all though man made concrete and steel.

Abive looking westward at the channel where the Don River flows to Lake Ontario.

Barge with drilling rig and bucket escavator sitting to the west side of Don River mouth Feb 09 2020 afternoon.