Parks, Forestry & Recreation

Charles Sauriol Conservation Area

Address: 1191 LAWRENCE AVE E Map It

Charles Sauriol was born in Toronto in 1904 and became a passionate conservationist. He worked hard to preserve the natural state of the Don River and co-founded the Don River Conservation Association in 1946. The Charles Sauriol Conservation Area can be found southeast of Lawrence Ave. and the Don Valley Parkway. It is part of the extensive East Don River Trail system on the east side of the Don Valley Parkway and the Don River. The extensive trail system takes you through a forested area where you can spot an array of wildlife and plant species. To the north end of the Conservation Area you will find the Rainbow Bridge easily spotted when heading north on the Don Valley Parkway. Take a stroll through the Charles Sauriol Conservation Area and enjoy this beautiful urban forest.

  • Ward: 34
  • District: North York
  • Near: Lawrence Ave E & Old Lawrence Ave
  • TTC Information: Take the 54 Lawrence East Bus eastbound to Railside or westbound to Underhill Stop. Walk west on Lawrence Ave. and enter the park on the south side.


Facility TypeQuantityFacility Rating *
Bike Trail8

Parking Lot1


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