The Humber is in the backyard of nearly six million people, a river that flows through the most densely populated area of Canada but still retains many of its natural values. Today, approximately 45% of the watershed is urban or urbanizing, and 55% of the watershed is rural. The river is being protected and restored with the help of many individuals, groups and agencies who share a common vision of an ecologically healthy river oasis in an increasingly urbanized area. The vision is slowly being fulfilled, as brook trout thrive in the river's headwaters and its wetlands ring with the choruses of birds and frogs. A system of trails along its course maintains the spirit of the Toronto Carrying Place Trail, the historic overland route from Lake Ontario to the interior followed by Aboriginal peoples and then European explorers and settlers. In 1999 the river was designated as a CANADIAN HERITAGE RIVER.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Finkelstein, Maxwell W.. "Humber River (Ontario)". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 23 January 2014, Historica Canada. www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/humber-river-ontario. Accessed 03 December 2023.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Finkelstein, M. (2014). Humber River (Ontario). In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/humber-river-ontario
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Finkelstein, Maxwell W.. "Humber River (Ontario)." The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 07, 2006; Last Edited January 23, 2014.
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Humber River (Ontario)," by Maxwell W. Finkelstein, Accessed December 03, 2023, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/humber-river-ontario
Humber River (Ontario)
Article by Maxwell W. Finkelstein
Published Online February 7, 2006
Last Edited January 23, 2014