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. Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario The Oak Ridges Moraine is an ecologically sensitive geological landform in the Mixedwood Plains of south central Ontario, Canada. Richmond Hill ( 2006 population 162704 2007 Estimate 177587 The act expanded Richmond Hill's borders annexing parts of Whitchurch Township, Markham These rivers flow past:
At the southern end, the Rouge River system is the boundary between Toronto and southwestern Pickering. Scarborough (ˈskɑrˌbəroʊ ( 2001 Census 593297 is the area that forms the eastern part of the City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario Pickering is a City located immediately east of Toronto in Durham Region, Ontario, Canada Rouge River empties into Lake Ontario. Lake Ontario 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 is the largest urban park in North America. Rouge Park is a large natural environment park in Canada's most urbanized area located in east Toronto and the large neighbouring town of Markham in York Region 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. Wilderness is generally defined as a Natural environment on Earth that has not been significantly modified by Human activity 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. Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario ||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||}A floodplain, or flood plain, is flat or nearly flat land adjacent to a Stream or River that experiences occasional or periodic However, parts of its watershed include the Toronto Zoo and the Beare Road Landfill. A drainage basin is an extent of Land where Water from Rain or Snow melt drains downhill into a body of water such as a River, The Toronto Zoo is a Zoo 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. The phrase third rail is a Metaphor in Politics to denote an idea or topic that is so "charged" and "untouchable" that any Politician A township (or Municipality) is a settlement which has the status and powers of a unit of local government However, since Scarborough was annexed into the city of Toronto, Toronto City Council has voted on occasion to allow development around the river.
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.