The Taylor Massey Project
This reach, owned by the City of Toronto and operated as a golf
course, requires paid green-fee admission, and as such has no public
access. While cycling detours around Dentonia can be made on streets
north and south of the golf course, the most direct route on foot
is via a fenced pathway on the south side of the apartment buildings,
opposite Warden Woods on Pharmacy, which leads to Victoria Park
Avenue via elevated catwalk on the outside north wall of the subway
As with all City golf courses, pesticide use has been lowered considerably,
about 70% overall, and is applied at Dentonia only under an IPM
(Integrated Pest Management) code of practice.
- WWF notes reach erosion problems and calls for local channel
- The TMP hopes for increased creek-bank and riparian edge plantings
using low-growing species that will not unduly interfere with
- The reach has one fish barrier, at the downstream side of Pharmacy
Avenue, which needs to be remediated.
- Implementation plans and monitoring protocols need to be developed
for both long-term pesticide reduction and irrigation issues.
- Bring environmental issues to the attention of the golf course
in season by calling them at 416 392 2558
- Please forward copies of any concerns to us at Eco@theTMP.org
Sub-reach Photos (2002)