TORONTO, Oct. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - This evening, a book entitled Reclaiming the Don: An Environmental History of Toronto's Don Valley was launched at an event held at the City of Toronto's Todmorden Mills historic site in the Don Valley.
Jennifer Bonnell's new book traces and explores the valley's evolution from its early European settlement to the construction of the Don Valley Parkway to the present day.
Exploring the interrelationship between urban residents and their natural environments, Bonnell shows how successive generations of Toronto residents have imagined the Don Valley as an opportunity, a refuge, and an eyesore.
The book launch was presented by the City of Toronto's Museums and Heritage Services, University of Toronto Press and the McMaster University Wilson Institute for Canadian History.
More information about the book is available at http://bit.ly/1s3Yxsz.
Todmorden Mills is one of 10 historic sites operated by the City of Toronto. Toronto's historic sites offer a range of dynamic programs and events that inspire, entertain and bring the history of Toronto to life.More information about the City's historic sites and their events is available at http://www.toronto.ca/museums.
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SOURCE: City of Toronto
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