Charles Sauriol was born in Toronto in 1904 and became a passionate conservationist. He worked hard to preserve the natural state of the Don River and co-founded the Don River Conservation Association in 1946. The Charles Sauriol Conservation Area can be found southeast of Lawrence Ave. and the Don Valley Parkway. It is part of the extensive East Don River Trail system on the east side of the Don Valley Parkway and the Don River. The extensive trail system takes you through a forested area where you can spot an array of wildlife and plant species. To the north end of the Conservation Area you will find the Rainbow Bridge easily spotted when heading north on the Don Valley Parkway. Take a stroll through the Charles Sauriol Conservation Area and enjoy this beautiful urban forest.