Brookbanks Park and Deerlick Creek

From: Toronto's Ravines and Urban Forests


Naturalist Jason Ramsay-Brown describes Brookbanks Park, located along Deerlick Creek in Toronto’s Don River watershed. He uses the park to illustrate how the ecological and historic importance of Toronto’s natural areas are too often invisible to visitors, and suggests that improved in-situ celebration of such might encourage more respect for nature and considerate use of our parks system.



Jason Ramsay-Brown

JASON RAMSAY-BROWN is President of the Toronto Field Naturalists and represented TFN on the City of Toronto's Ravine Strategy Advisory Group in 2015/2016. He served for many years as a volunteer on the Todmorden Mills Wildflower Preserve Stewardship Team, Beechwood Wetland Stewardship Team, and as a Planting Captain with the City of Toronto. Jason lectures extensively all across Toronto, advocating for the protection and growth of Toronto's ravines and the preservation of their remarkable biodiversity.