Construction crews have been finding some seriously cool stuff while digging out a new mouth for the Don River in Toronto’s Port Lands, but all of those old shoes and newspaper clippings from the 1800s pale in comparison to Waterfront Toronto’s latest discovery: Brand new, very old plants.

“Over 100 years ago, fill was dumped into the biggest marsh in the Great Lakes to make the Port Lands. Now, we’re digging that up to recreate a natural, marshy mouth for the Don River — and we discovered something surprising,” reads a new post on the $1.25 billion Port Lands Flood Protection project’s website.

“Seeds from plants that would have been growing in Ashbridge’s Bay Marsh 100 years ago!”

Read more here.

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