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Every day, with the support of thousands of donors in the greater Toronto region, we are building The Living City®, where human settlement can flourish forever as part of nature's beauty and diversity.

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

Spring 2016 LAWYL

2016 Spring Employee Engagement Events

The Foundation's "Look After Where You Live" Events were a huge success this spring! We had such a great time, full of laughter and smiles. There is nothing like rolling up your sleeves and enjoying yourself, but the day was not just about having fun. It was about making the Greater Toronto Area a cleaner, greener, healthier place to live. Click on our partner links to see what they accomplished, and stay tuned for summer and fall updates!:
Futurecom | Moodys | New Gold | OMERS | Pratt & Whitney | RBC | TD

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.

It was a touching moment for the family who built Precise ParkLink. Having the Burwick House named in memory of a family member illustrates the Black Creek Pioneer Village's gratitude to Precise ParkLink as a partner, and symbolizes their appreciation for their continuous support over the past several years.

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. Thanks to generous funding support from RBC as well as equipment and expertise from Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), TRCA has the support needed to add Asian Carp surveillance protocols to 2016 fisheries monitoring activities on the Toronto waterfront.

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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