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Why our ravines are the city below Toronto

August 8, 2016

The Star | August 7, 2016

Toronto’s unique ravine sys­tem with its rivers, dra­mat­ic geog­ra­phy and forests defines the land­scape. One for­est ecol­o­gist, Sandy M. Smith, a Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to pro­fes­sor in urban forestry, calls our ravines the “green veins of the city.” Typ­i­cal­ly a street might curve in an odd way to go around a ravine. Often, the rea­son a bridge is where it is to allow access across a ravine, or a for­mer ravine site. Read more.