An Enduring Wilderness: Toronto’s Natural Parklands by Robert Burley

By Robert Burley

Featuring tributes from award-winning writers

In a urban occasionally often called “The giant Smoke,” Toronto’s vast community of sunken rivers, forested vales, and expansive coastline has been too usually ignored, missed, or forgotten. even if, the final 25 years has visible those specific landscapes rediscovered or even embraced as nice civic areas. Commissioned through town of Toronto to chronicle the wonders of those desolate tract parks, popular photographer Robert Burley appears at those websites as vital elements of city existence, from breathtaking lake perspectives of the Scarborough Bluffs to glimpses of the densely wooded trails within the Carolinian forests of Rouge Park, Canada’s first and merely city nationwide park.

Burley’s pictures are augmented with decisions of poetry and prose by means of a few of Toronto’s best-known writers, together with Anne Michaels, George Elliott Clarke, Alissa York, and Michael Mitchell. A ancient essay and an appendix spotlight the heritage, the biodiversity, and the invaluable cultural worth of those city parklands. although constrained to town limits, An Enduring Wilderness is stuffed with outstanding ecological and concrete discoveries that understand no limits themselves.

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