An Enduring Wilderness: Toronto’s Natural Parklands

RELEASE DATE: MAY 9th, 2017

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.

 
“a genuinely significant and timeless book”
John Stilgoe, Landscape Historian, Harvard University

“an incredible visual tour that brings to life the strange juxtapositions between urban and rustic that characterize Toronto”
Alex Bozikovic, Globe and Mail

“This highly personal, harmonic effort forces you to reconsider what a park is, and in doing so will forever change the way you see the city that you thought you knew.”
Charles A. Birnbaum, The Cultural Landscape Foundation

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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NOTE: The author does not recommend the eBook versions of this book.