Toronto's Ravines & Urban Forests

A wander through any of Toronto's natural areas is a delight to the senses and soul, but much of what makes these places so special is invisible to the casual visitor. Author Jason Ramsay-Brown has spent nearly three decades exploring these places, and in Toronto's Ravines & Urban Forests, connects readers with incredible natural heritage and local history not found on any plaque or pamphlet. Thirty profiles, describing locations all across Toronto, introduce readers to rare trees, invasive species, ecological restoration sites, buried treasure, historic homes, archaelogical digs, and so much more.

Where to Buy

Second edition (2020) available from most local bookstores, Amazon, Chapters & direct from Lorimer.
First edition (2015) can still be found in some used bookstores, Amazon Marketplace, and all Toronto Public Libraries.

About the Author

Jason Ramsay-Brown is Past-President of the Toronto Field Naturalists and represented TFN on the City of Toronto's Ravine Strategy Advisory Group in 2015/2016. He served for many years as a volunteer on the Todmorden Mills Wildflower Preserve Stewardship Team, Beechwood Wetland Stewardship Team, and as a Planting Captain with the City of Toronto. Jason lectures extensively all across Toronto, advocating for the protection and growth of Toronto's ravines and the preservation of their remarkable biodiversity.