Rouge National Park

The David Suzuki Foundation is keen to help establish Canada's first urban National Park in the Rouge River watershed. Despite being in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area — and within 100 kilometres of 20 per cent of Canada's population — the Rouge is a surprisingly intact chunk of forests, fields, and waterways with a rich ecological, cultural and agricultural heritage. Support NowThe Rouge is now poised to become the urban jewel of the National Parks system and will be one of the largest urban parks in the world, 18 times bigger than New York's Central Park. Making the Rouge a National Park will permanently protect this vital green space and provide a much-needed opportunity for millions of city dwellers, including diverse populations of new Canadians, to get into nearby nature.

Photo: Establishing Rouge National Park

Establishing Rouge National Park

The David Suzuki Foundation is working to establish Canada's first urb... Read more »

Photo: A Map of the (Future) Rouge National Park

A Map of the (Future) Rouge National Park

The proposed park would include more than 6,000 hectares of nationally... Read more »

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Photo: Newcomer and First Nation teens plant roots in the Rouge

Newcomer and First Nation teens plant roots in the Rouge

Notes from the Panther Lounge

What do you get when you pair newcomer teens from eleven countries with youth from a remote BC First Nation, put them in a field, and add a bit of... Read more »