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The Don: The History of the Don Valley by Eric S. Rosen & Roselyn Rus

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The Don: The History of the Don Valley by Eric S. Rosen
Complied by Roselyn Rus

4to. pp. 78. map. b/w illustrations. paperback wrs. (fine condition - upper left corner bumped). Toronto: The Metropolitan Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, [1998].

Signed Presentation Copy from Eric S. Rosen.

ISBN-10: 1894023129 / ISBN-13: 9781894023122


The history of Toronto is intimately tied to the Don Valley. The river and its surrounding valley had been a source of food since First Nations began using it as a seasonal hunting and fishing ground over 12,000 years ago. By the late 20th century, the river was highly polluted and seen as little more than an industrial sewer. The building of the Don Valley Parkway made the valley an important transportation corridor, but it meant that the Don became something to travel through, rather than a destination. Since the 1990s, something remarkable has happened —Torontonians have begun to return to the Don Valley. This book, published by the Metro Toronto & Region Conservation Authority, has been an important part of that process.