Russell Creek (Ontario)

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Coordinates: 43°38′40″N 79°23′05″W / 43.64444°N 79.38472°W / 43.64444; -79.38472
Russell Creek
River
Russell Creek, circa 1818.jpg
Russell Creek, circa 1818
Name origin: Named for Peter Russell
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Greater Toronto Area
Municipality Toronto
Part of Great Lakes Basin
Tributaries
 - right Metro Creek
Source
 - elevation 115 m (377 ft)
 - coordinates 43°39′54″N 79°24′50″W / 43.66500°N 79.41389°W / 43.66500; -79.41389
Mouth Lake Ontario
 - elevation 74 m (243 ft)
 - coordinates 43°38′40″N 79°23′05″W / 43.64444°N 79.38472°W / 43.64444; -79.38472
Length 3.4 km (2 mi)
Historic location of the mouth of Russell Creek in Toronto.

Russell Creek was a short creek, 3.4 kilometres (2.1 mi) long, that flowed through what is now downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada, west of the original town of York.[1] The creek was named for Peter Russell[1] and flowed through generally southeast,[2] like all the other waterways in Toronto, reflecting the recent glaciation, into Toronto Harbour near the present CN Tower. It has been largely filled in, but traces of it can still be found, for instance on the grounds of the historic Grange mansion.

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  1. ^ a b "Russell Creek". Lost River Walks. Toronto Green Community. Retrieved 2012-06-04. 
  2. ^ "Russell Creek course". Lost River Walks. Toronto Green Community. Retrieved 2012-06-04.