The Living City Foundation supporting Toronto and Region Conservation
The Living City® Foundation is the fundraising and charitable arm of Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA). The Foundation exists to connect, engage, and inspire people and organizations to donate to support TRCA's Living City vision where human settlement can flourish forever as part of nature's beauty and diversity.
Established in 1961, the Foundation is governed by an independent volunteer board of directors and has raised millions of dollars over the years. Key TRCA programs funded by the donors through the Foundation include: outdoor education, habitat restoration, ecological monitoring, community engagement, trail development, recreational park development and other key environmental projects within the Greater Toronto Area. The Foundation also serves as the support vehicle for gifts to Black Creek Pioneer Village.
The Living City Spotlight
Precise ParkLink & Black Creek Pioneer Village Reinforce Strong Partnership with the Burwick House Unveiling.
On Thursday, June 23, 2016, Precise ParkLink , the Black Creek Pioneer Village community, Toronto and Region Conservation for the Living City and fellow politicians gathered to celebrate the unveiling of the Burwick House in name of Antonio Fabiano. With it's roots in the Black Creek area of North York, Precise ParkLink is honoured to be a supporting member to its fellow community organizations, including Black Creek Pioneer Village.
The Greater Toronto Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council presents a cheque for $1,800 to Jim Allen of The Living City Foundation at the inaugural Drive for Change Golf Tournament.
On June 9, 2016, the Greater Toronto Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC-GTC) hosted its inaugural Drive for Change Golf Tournament at the Royal Woodbine Golf Course in Etobicoke. It was a very successful tournament with 90 participants. The CaGBC-GTC donated a portion of the proceeds to The Living City Foundation, to support the ongoing effort to protect, conserve, and enhance the Don River watershed.
RBC Blue Water Leadership Grant
June 2, 2016 - The RBC Leadership Grant of $60,000 addresses the implementation of a strategic monitoring program which targets Asian Carps along the Toronto Waterfront to reduce the threat of ecosystem destruction, particularly in coastal wetlands, through an adaptive management approach to the restoration of coastal habitats. Asian Carps pose a significant threat to Ontario's natural environment and economy which includes $450 million in commercial and recreational fisheries. These carp have the potential to cause extensive damage to aquatic ecosystems in the Great Lakes basin.
The 23rd Annual Manulife Paddle the Don
May 1, 2016 - The 23rd Annual Manulife Paddle the Don was a huge success thanks to all of our dedicated volunteers & supporters! Thank you! Proceeds will be used to support TRCA in the ongoing effort to protect, conserve, and enhance the Don River watershed.
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