Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is offering free native shrubs to residents living within 80 meters of ravines in Toronto to help grow and support our ravine systems. Thanks to funding provided by City of Toronto’s Urban Forestry Grants and Incentives Program.

Houses bordering the Nordheimer Ravine and both sides of Connable and Russell Hill Drive all qualify. But so likely do 104,102 and 89 Wells Hill; from 164 to 134 Lyndhurst on the west and from 141 to 133 Lyndhurst on the east; from 379 to 345 Walmer on the east and from 394 to 366 Walmer on the west. See MAP.

Why Participate?

  • Enhance Your Property: Beautify your surroundings with lush, native greenery tailored to thrive in Toronto’s unique climate and soil conditions.
  • Support Biodiversity: Contribute to the preservation of local wildlife habitats and foster a healthier ecosystem right outside your doorstep and in Toronto’s ravines.
  • Help Mitigate Climate Change: Canopy cover plays a crucial role in mitigating climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and regulating local temperatures through shading and evapotranspiration.
  • Improve Air Quality: Support cleaner air in your community as shrubs help filter pollutants and produce oxygen.

How to Participate:
1.    Check Eligibility:

  • Your residence is located within 80m (262.5 feet) of a ravine in the City of Toronto.
  • You are not planting as a condition for planning and development approval, or any other laws or regulations.
  • You are planting on private land within Toronto that is not owned or managed by the City of Toronto.

2.    Place Your Order: 

3.    Plant Your Own Shrubs with Care. Residents are responsible for planting and maintenance.

The order deadline for this giveaway is August 15th, 2024. Quantities are limited. Registration may close prior to the deadline if the program has reached capacity