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By Robert Burley

Featuring tributes from award-winning writers

In a urban occasionally known as “The colossal Smoke,” Toronto’s large community of sunken rivers, forested vales, and expansive coastline has been too usually neglected, ignored, or forgotten. although, the final 25 years has obvious those special landscapes rediscovered or even embraced as nice civic areas. Commissioned by way of town of Toronto to chronicle the wonders of those desert parks, popular photographer Robert Burley seems to be at those websites as crucial components 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 in basic terms city nationwide park.

Burley’s images are augmented with choices 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 valuable cultural worth of those city parklands. notwithstanding limited to the town limits, An Enduring Wilderness is filled with astonishing ecological and concrete discoveries that comprehend no limits themselves.

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