An Enduring Wilderness: Toronto’s Natural Parklands 2017

RELEASE DATE: MAY 9th, 2017

In An Enduring Wilderness, Robert Burley explores the complex relationship between Toronto’s wilderness and urban life at a pivotal time in history. Commissioned by the City of Toronto, and released in Canada’s sesquicentennial year, this rich and handsomely produced book brings together breathtaking views of the Scarborough Bluffs, the deep ravines that cut through the heart of the city, and the densely wooded trails in the Carolinian forests of the Rouge Valley, part of Canada’s first and only national urban park. Burley’s photographs, complemented by selections of poetry and prose written by celebrated Canadian writers, infuse these sometimes hidden and mysterious places with meaning and contextualize their importance to civic life.

Foreward by Mayor John Tory
Introduction by Jennifer Keesmaat and Jani Romoff
Essay by Robert Burley

With writing by:
Anne Michaels
Alissa York
Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
Michael Mitchell
George Elliott Clarke
Wayne Reeves

Published by ECW Press, Toronto 2017
Release date: May 9th, 2017
264 Pages
Hardcover 9 x 12 inches

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