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Enduring Wilderness: Toronto's Natural Parklands


Wed Nov 15, 2017
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
60 mins


High Park

Toronto's extensive network of sunken rivers, forested vales, and expansive shoreline has been too often overlooked, neglected, or forgotten. However, the last 25 years has seen these distinctive landscapes rediscovered and even embraced as great civic spaces.

Enduring Wilderness: Toronto's Natural Parklands was commissioned by the City of Toronto to chronicle the wonders of these wilderness parks.

Meet renowned photographer Robert Burley who will discuss the parklands as integral parts of urban life, from breathtaking lake views of the Scarborough Bluffs to glimpses of the densely wooded trails in the Carolinian forests of Rouge Park, Canada's first and only urban national park.

Burley's photos are augmented with selections of poetry and prose by some of Toronto's best-known writers, including Anne Michaels, George Elliott Clarke, Alissa York, and Michael Mitchell.

Presented as part of Toronto Public Library's Our Fragile Planet program series.




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