By Robert Burley

Featuring tributes from award-winning writers

In a urban occasionally often called “The huge 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 visible those specified landscapes rediscovered or even embraced as nice civic areas. Commissioned through the town of Toronto to chronicle the wonders of those wasteland parks, popular photographer Robert Burley seems at those websites as critical components of city lifestyles, 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 through 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 worthwhile cultural worth of those city parklands. notwithstanding constrained to town limits, An Enduring Wilderness is filled with fabulous ecological and concrete discoveries that understand no limits themselves.

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