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TRCA’s Boyd Conservation Park to receive major upgrades with financial support from the Canadian Community Revitalization Fund

August 22, 2022, Toronto, Ont. – Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) Boyd Conservation Park in Vaughan, Ontario, will undergo significant upgrades to enhance the visitor experience, thanks to an investment from the Canadian Community Revitalization Fund (CRFC).

Francesco Sorbara, MP for Vaughan-Woodbridge, today announced that the CRFC will contribute $743,025 towards improvements at Boyd. CRFC is supported by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.

Left to right: Aaron D’Souza, Senior Manager, Major Contracts, TRCA; Richard Ubbens, Director, Parks and Conservation Lands, TRCA; Francesco Sorbara, MP for Vaughan-Woodbridge; and Michael Tolensky, Director of Finance and Operations, TRCA, attend today’s announcement at Boyd Conservation Park.

Boyd is one of six conservation parks in the Greater Toronto Area owned and operated by TRCA. The CCRF investment will support the following improvements to the park:

  • Installation of a new picnic shelter
  • The addition of 50 new accessible picnic tables
  • Installation of three wayfinding bollards
  • Modernization of sanitary facilities
  • Repair and paving of park access roads and parking lots

Boyd Conservation Park is one of the GTA’s premier summer picnic destinations. The park currently has 17 picnic sites designed to accommodate groups large and small.

Picnic shelter at Boyd Conservation Park
Picnic shelter at Boyd Conservation Park.
  • The Canadian Community Revitalization Fund is a two-year, $500 million national infrastructure program aimed at revitalizing communities across Canada. Learn more.
  • Quotation:

    “Investing in Boyd Conservation Park (BCP) ensures Vaughan residents and all visitors have access to improved, accessible outdoor spaces – for years to come. Our government’s total investment of $743,025 in PCA will allow the Toronto Region Conservation Authority to support a picnic shelter, three orientation kiosks, add 50 new tables picnic areas, improve washrooms, access roads, and pave and repair community access roads and parking lots at the conservation center thereby improving the visitor experience. Accessibility improvements will provide a more inclusive experience and open Boyd Conservation Park to a wider range of visitors, including seniors, children, and people with physical and cognitive disabilities.
    Francesco Sorbara, MP for Vaughan-Woodbridge

    “This investment from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario will help revitalize Boyd Conservation Park and improve visitor experiences, allowing more people to come together and engage with nature. .
    Michael Tolensky, Director of Finance and Operations, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA)

    TRCA’s Boyd Conservation Park

    Boyd Conservation Park is a 400 hectare property owned and managed by TRCA. It is located in the city of Vaughan on the upper reaches of the Don and Humber rivers. The steep valley of the Humber River and its tall trees provide a quiet refuge where visitors can relax and enjoy the outdoors.

    Boyd Conservation Park is one of the GTA’s premier summer picnic destinations for families and large groups. The park also offers hiking, running and biking trails that meander through the Humber River Valley.

    To find out more visit trca.ca/boyd.

    Multi-use trail at Boyd Conservation Park
    Trail at Boyd Conservation Park.

    About the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA)
    With over 60 years of experience, TRCA is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario, established to protect and enhance the health and well-being ofwatershedcommunities through the protection andrestorationof the natural environment andecological servicesthe environment provides. More than five million people live in TRCA-managed watersheds, and many more people work and visit destinations across the jurisdiction. These nine watersheds, along with their collective Lake Ontario shorelines, cover six upper-tier municipalities and 15 lower-tier municipalities. Some of Canada’s largest and fastest growing municipalities, including Toronto, Markham and Vaughan, are entirely under TRCA’s jurisdiction.

    To learn more about TRCA, visit trca.ca.


    Media Contact

    Shereen Daghstani
    Senior Manager, Communications, Marketing and Events
    Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA)
    [email protected]