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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.