The Residential Rainproofing Project, and The Rain Gardens of Danforth East Village - East York have now merged under the single banner Rain Gardens United. Together, they represent 25 rain gardens in Toronto's east end. This green corridor spans Wards 29, 30, 31, and 32. These are two communities that share the common goal of supporting the pollinators from the Leslie Street Spit all the way to the Taylor-Massey Creek. It's time Toronto scaled up this cost-effective, Low Impact Development watershed strategy that builds in both resiliency and biodiversity for urban communities.
The Residential Rainproofing Project was a project in 2010 by Citizens for a Safe Environment of Toronto Foundation Inc in partnership with Schollen and Company Inc., Landscape Architects, and the Community Program for Stormwater Management funded by the City of Toronto in partnership with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority.
The Rain Gardens of Danforth East Village - East York project was the recipient of the 2015, Toronto Foundation Vital Innovation Award from which it received its funding. Winner of Evergreen City Works' 100 In 1 Day, this citizen-led, green initiative formed a part of the David Suzuki Foundation's Homegrown National Park Project in Toronto, Canada.
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