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Betty Sutherland Trail

The Betty Sutherland Trail follows the meanders of the East Don River from Duncan Mill Road to Sheppard Avenue.


Betty Sutherland served 13 years as an elected representative of the former North York Council until her retirement from politics in 1985. From 1979 to 1985, Mrs. Sutherland was a member of the former Metropolitan Toronto Council and the the former Metropolitan Toronto and Region Conservation Authority.


Devoted to the improvement of recreational opportunities for citizens and visitors to Metro Toronto. The trail was named in her honour by the former Metropolitan Toronto Council on March 1, 1988, in recognition of her significant contribution to the development of the regional parks system.


Following trail construction, landscape naturalization efforts included the planting of native trees, shrubs and wildflowers. These plantings enhance biodiversity and improve wildlife habitat.

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