Accidental Parkland

The bounty and burden of Toronto's Ravines


Metal Dog Films’ “Accidental Parkland” is a TV-length documentary about Toronto’s ravines. Hosted by Shawn Micallef, Toronto Star columnist, author, educator and co-founder of Spacing Magazine, it explores the relationship these green spaces and waterways have to our rapidly growing city, and the role of nature broadly in the urban context.

It’s currently available ‘on-demand’ on TV1 – a Bell Fibe TV channel, and is playing in theatres locally in the Toronto area on a monthly basis. You can find more information about it at and from its social media channels (@TO_ravines on Twitter, accidental_parkland on Instagram, and RavinesToronto on Facebook).