Toronto's Ravines and Urban Forests
Ravines are one of the wonders of Toronto. Cutting deep through the city, they are islands of natural heritage. While the city carries on above them and inevitably has its impact, the ravines still offer surprising ecological diversity. And they have much to tell about Toronto's history.
Among the 29 ravines across the city featured in Toronto's Ravines and Urban Forests are:
Gates Gully in the Scarborough Bluffs area, a crossroads of natural heritage and local history
Glendon Forest, a beautiful old-growth forest at risk because of the impact of visitation on highly environmentally sensitive areas
Taylor Creek Park in East York, an example of the city's sewershed and the value of wetlands
Passmore Forest and L'Amoreaux North Park and its 600-year-old Alexandra aboriginal site where 800 Huron-Wendat people lived
Rouge Park on the city's eastern edge, and the story of a proposed urban national park
With extensive visuals illustrating the text, this is a book which will inform and surprise every Torontonian, and which will allow visitors an easy path to discover the riches of the city's ravines and forests.
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