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By Robert Burley

Featuring tributes from award-winning writers

In a urban occasionally known as “The colossal Smoke,” Toronto’s broad community of sunken rivers, forested vales, and expansive coastline has been too usually missed, ignored, or forgotten. notwithstanding, the final 25 years has obvious those distinct landscapes rediscovered or even embraced as nice civic areas. Commissioned through the town of Toronto to chronicle the wonders of those barren region parks, well known photographer Robert Burley appears to be like at those websites as necessary 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 purely 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 historic essay and an appendix spotlight the historical past, the biodiversity, and the necessary cultural price of those city parklands. notwithstanding restricted to the town limits, An Enduring Wilderness is stuffed with magnificent ecological and concrete discoveries that comprehend no limits themselves.

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