History Post-Doc Jennifer Bonnell Relays History of Toronto’s Don River | College of Arts

History Post-Doc Jennifer Bonnell Relays History of Toronto’s Don River

Posted on Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Small and polluted, the river is still a drawing card for people...     by Teresa Pitman for @Guelph
Jennifer Bonnell became interested in the Don River because it was so different from the rivers she’d known as a child. “When I first moved to Toronto in 2001, I rode my bike a lot to familiarize myself with my new surroundings. The bike path along the Don was one of the places I returned to again and again. “Having grown up on Vancouver Island, the rivers I knew were rushing, powerful and relatively clean. I had little experience with urban rivers. I was struck by the fact that despite the Don’s insignificant size, and its polluted condition, people were still drawn to it.” (read the rest of the story)

 

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