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Yes, there is a natural waterfall in the city of Toronto (ok, I now know of several). The falls are tucked at the end of a small gully that cuts in shale bedrock. It's my belief that this was artificially cut gully to accept stormwater. (?). Flow often dries up completely, but can be quite dramatic during snowmelt periods.

The little falls have also been called as Masseygrove Falls. The name Bluebank is apparently an historical reference to the general area, although I am trying to find more information about it. Don't be surprised if this site is renamed to Masseygrove, after its creek.

I have not visited this site, and have only heard from a few people that have. About 100 m west of the east end of Lakeland Drive, there is a poorly maintained walkway between two houses on the south side of the road. This leads a short ways to path that runs along the north side of the Humber River. Once at the river, the trail leads east towards Masseygrove Creek.

I've been told that the site is relatively easy to reach, although there is some uneven ground, broken bedrock and tall grass. This isn't really a family outing, especially given that the reward is very small. Note that google maps shows a trail from the east end of Lakeland Drive. This no longer exists.

I've coded the falls yellow to get the reader's attention. This is a small site that will not be of any interest to most people. Having a green-coded waterfall, right in the middle of the city might attraction unwarranted attention.

Some Key Facts
Region Greater Toronto
County Toronto
Near Thistletown
Watercourse Masseygrove Creek
Watershed / % Lakes 1 / 0%
Ownership City of Toronto
Landscape Urban wildlands
Size Very Small
Type Washboard
Modification Culvert
Access Moderate
Top / Bottom Moderate / Moderate
Trail conditions Gravel, uneven ground
Hiking Time 5 min
Coordinates 43.7367,-79.5709
Site ID WOO.TOR.001
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This page last updated on April 20, 2024. Earlier versions can be examined on Archive.org, dating back to 2003.