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Encyclopedia > Rouge River (Ontario)
The Rouge River
The Rouge River

The Rouge River is a two river system Little Rouge and Rouge River in the east and the northeast parts of Toronto and begins at the Oak Ridges Moraine near Richmond Hill. These rivers flow past: Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (994x727, 201 KB) I took this photo WilyD 20:20, 8 July 2006 (UTC) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (994x727, 201 KB) I took this photo WilyD 20:20, 8 July 2006 (UTC) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ... The Oak Ridges Moraine is an ecologically sensitive geological landform in south central Ontario, Canada. ... Flag of the Town of Richmond Hill Map showing Richmond Hills location in York Region Richmond Hill is a town in York Region north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...

  • Markham, Ontario, northwest, central, to south, including a couple of conservation areas.
  • Eastern edge of Scarborough
  • Rouge Valley Park[1]

At the southern end, the Rouge River system is the boundary between Toronto and southwestern Pickering. Rouge River empties into Lake Ontario. Markham is a town in York Region, directly north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Motto: Location City Information Established: 1 January 1850 (township), 1 January 1967 (borough), June 1983 (city), 1 January 1998 (amalgamated) Area: 187. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ... Pickering (estimated 2005 population 94,000) is a city located directly to the east of Toronto in Durham Region, Ontario, Canada. ... Lake Ontario (French: lac Ontario), bounded on the north by Ontario and on the south by Ontarios Niagara Peninsula and by New York State, is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. ...


Its original name in Iroquois was Katabokokonk. The Iroquoian languages are a Native American language family. ...


The Rouge River is part of the Rouge Park which claims to be the largest urban park in North America, although South Mountain Park in Phoenix, Arizona is larger. It is one of a few wilderness areas left in South-Central Ontario, and has been virtually untouched by development since the arrival of Europeans. While many exclusive homes and conclaves border this area on the southern tip, it is currently surrounded largely by agricultural land. It is even devoid of recreational development but sports a considerable network of walking or bicycle paths. Unlike other rivers in the Toronto area, is allowed to fill its entire flood plain on a regular basis rather than being forced through an artificial channel. However, parts of its watershed include the Toronto Zoo and the Beare Road Landfill. Rouge Park is a large urban park located in east end Toronto. ... South Mountain Park in Phoenix, Arizona is the largest municipal park in the United States of America. ... Nickname: Valley of the Sun Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: Country United States State Arizona Counties Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area    - City 1,230. ... Wilderness is generally defined as a natural environment on Earth that has not been modified by human activity. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Floodplain. ... A drainage basin is the area within the drainage basin divide (yellow outline), and drains the surface runoff and river discharge (blue lines) of a contiguous area. ... The Toronto Zoo is a zoo which is open 364 days a year, located in the north eastern part of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...


In the former city of Scarborough, the Rouge was the "third rail" issue of municipal politics, and many minor candidates for mayor often ran on a platform to preserve it. However, since Scarborough was annexed into the city of Toronto, Toronto City Council has voted on occasion to allow development around the river. A third rail is a electrical power distribution system for trains that uses an exposed conductor. ... A municipality or general-purpose district (compare with: special-purpose district) is an administrative local area generally composed of a clearly defined territory and commonly referring to a city, town, or village government. ...


Currently, there is a degree of abandonment in the area, of former farm lands, and historic houses. There also remains many historic houses which are still lived in, some even farmed. Research on Toronto's website listing its holdings of historic properties reveals over 20 historic buildings in the area, including Hillside PS, Scarborough's first schoolhouse, which sits across the street from a house built by the Pearse family in 1855.


A list of tributaries of the Rouge River:

  • Little Rouge Creek - runs northeast via Cedar Grove, Locust Hill, Dickson Hill, Ringwood, Lemonville and Bloomington
  • Katabokokonk Creek - a short creek runs in northeast Markham and bears the original name of the Rouge
  • Beaver Creek - run via Brown's Corner, Buttonville, Richmond Hill

A list of parks along the Rouge system:

  • Littles Road Park
  • Morningview Ravine Park
  • Woodlands Park
  • Glen Rouge Park
  • Rouge Valley Park
  • Milne Park
  • Apple Creek Park
  • Cedar Valley Park
  • Mount Joy Lake Park
  • Springdale Park
  • Monarch Park
  • Ashton Meadows Park
  • Artisan Park - Beaver Creek
  • 'Beaver Greenway - Beaver Creek

A number of golf courses are located along the Rouge:

  • Parkview Golf Course
  • Markham Green Golf Course
  • Unionville Fairways Golf Course
  • York Downs Golf and Country Club
  • Anglus GLen Golf Course
  • Markham Golf Club
  • Buttonville Fairways Golf Centre

See also

See also: Rivers in Canada Tributaries of Hudson Bay Rivers in Canada alphabetically Rivers of the Americas This is the list of rivers situated which flow through Ontario. ... 10,000 Trees for the Rouge Valley is a non-profit environmental organization that has held many Toronto, Ontario-area tree plantings. ...

External link

  • Rouge Park website


Waterways in Toronto, Ontario

Don River | Keating Channel | Taylor-Massey Creek | German Mills Creek
Humber River | Black Creek
Rouge River | Highland Creek | Garrison Creek | Russell Creek | Mimico Creek | Etobicoke Creek
Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ... The Don River is one of two rivers bounding the original settled area of Toronto, Canada along the shore of Lake Ontario, the other being the Humber River to the west. ... The Keating Channel is a short waterway in the inner harbour of Toronto, Ontario on Lake Ontario. ... Taylor-Massey Creek watershed Taylor-Massey Creek is a tributary of the Don River (Toronto), in Toronto, Ontario. ... German Mills Creek is one of the Don Rivers major tributary streams located just northwest of and flows through Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. ... The Humber, as seen from a point near the northern border of Toronto. ... Black Creek is one of many waterways that flow from the just north of Toronto (near Highway 407 and Jane Street and connects to the Humber River (Toronto) near Scarlett Road and Dundas Street West. ... Highland Creek is a river in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Garrison Creek was a short creek about 6 kilometres long, that flowed southeast into the west side of Toronto Harbour. ... Russell Creek was a short creek, 3. ... Mimico Creek has its headwaters in the vicinity of the community of Malton Ontario, now part of Mississauga. ... Etobicoke Creek is one of the many creeks running through Toronto, Ontario and the Toronto Area into Lake Ontario, often characterised by their winding paths through deep ravines and distinctive shale banks. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Rouge River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (272 words)
The Rouge River is a two river system Little Rouge and Rouge River in the east and the northeast parts of Toronto and begins at the Oak Ridges Moraine near Richmond Hill.
The Rouge River is part of the Rouge River conservation area which is the largest urban park in North America.
In the former city of Scarborough, the Rouge was the "third rail" issue of municipal politics, and many minor candidates for mayor often ran on a platform to preserve it.
River Rouge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (687 words)
The River Rouge is a river in the Metro Detroit area of southeastern Michigan.
The river's roughly 467 square-mile watershed includes all or parts of 48 municipalities with a population of over 1,500,000 and drains a large portion of central and northwest Wayne County, as well as a much of southern Oakland County and a small area in eastern Washtenaw County.
The headwaters of the upper branch rise in the southwest West Bloomfield Township, the southeast corner of Commerce Township, and the northeast corner of Novi.
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