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Russell Creek
Russell Creek, circa 1818.jpg
Russell Creek, circa 1818
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Historic location of the mouth of the creek in Toronto
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Greater Toronto Area
Municipality Toronto
Physical characteristics
Main source 115 m (377 ft)
43°39′54″N 79°24′50″W / 43.66500°N 79.41389°W / 43.66500; -79.41389
River mouth Lake Ontario
74 m (243 ft)
43°38′40″N 79°23′05″W / 43.64444°N 79.38472°W / 43.64444; -79.38472
Length 3.4 km (2.1 mi)
Basin features
River system Great Lakes Basin
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    Metro Creek

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. The creek was named for Peter Russell and flowed generally southeast, like all the other waterways in Toronto, reflecting the recent glaciation, into Toronto Harbour near the present CN Tower. The creek was buried in 1876, but traces of it can still be found, for instance on the grounds of the historic Grange mansion.

The Spadina Brewery was built on its banks, in 1837, and used its waters.

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