The Don Valley 1984

The Don Valley is part Toronto’s ravine system, a complex network of natural gullies and rifts that interrupt an otherwise flat urban landscape organized into a grid of city streets.  Adapted as a transportation utility corridor, the Don Valley includes a major expressway, a railway line, industrial compounds and numerous utility towers and pipelines. As a landscape this site maintains many of its natural qualities while serving a utilitarian role in the city.  Created over a two year period this project was part of the Toronto Documentary Photography Project, an exhibition celebrating the city’s sesquicentennial shown at the Harbourfront Art Gallery in 1984.