Walking the sidewalks of Toronto gives us a lively and varied streetscape, but get yourself below grade and you are immersed in wilderness without leaving the city. An October stroll down the sloped path beside the St. Clair West subway station leads into the Cedarvale Ravine, lush with autumn foliage and gurgling water. Cattails and variegated grasses line the path and an occasional wildflower is still in bloom. Veering off the city-groomed walkway are narrow dirt trails with ad hoc bridges of boards or logs across streams. A few benches are strategically placed for basking in tiny patches of late afternoon sun. Wild fall glory on the walk home from Loblaws.
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– Schuster Gindin