Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Ravine Path

Toronto is criss-crossed by an extensive network of deep ravines that have been carved out over the centuries by the 3 rivers and the numerous creeks & streams that run through the city. They have almost all been left in a natural state as a protection against flooding and so you are never very far from a path such as this one leading down from a busy downtown street into wilderness. They are well used by walkers, runners, and especially people walking their dogs!

25 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

How wonderful Pat. Much more in a modern city like yours.

Mike Biles said...

Makes one want to pop out for a stroll right now!

Sharon Anck said...

A little escape from the big city while you are still there.

TexWisGirl said...

pretty and lush!

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Nice they have those. I would never have guessed that was taken in a busy downtown area.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Very green and lush Pat. Toronto is a fascinating city have you seen the 'Strip the City' series.. so good!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vj-N4azmkHI

Halcyon said...

The best thing is that people actually clean up after their dogs in Toronto. :)

Halcyon said...

The best thing is that people actually clean up after their dogs in Toronto. :)

Karen said...

A lovely oasis amidst the big city!

Revrunner said...

A very inviting trail.

Lúcia said...

Another world inside the city! ;-)

cieldequimper said...

Now that is exactly what is so lacking in Paris...

Lowell said...

You are so fortunate to have such paths/trails as part of the Metro complex! I would spend a lot of time on these paths. And I'd guess there are a lot of great photo ops along the way, too.

Deb said...

Nice, I associate ravine paths with seaside towns like Scarborough where they are equally popular with joggers and dog walkers.

Lois said...

This picture is making me want to go for a walk!

William Kendall said...

Beautiful. I haven't been down in too many of those ravines.

Randy said...

What a beautiful looking trail.

Stephanie said...

Nice looking trail!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

The lush shades of green along this path are beautiful... a very inviting place to walk in quiet contemplation.

Bises,
Genie

The Furry Gnome said...

We walked many ravine trails when we lived in TO many years ago. Loved exploring them!

Cloudia said...

how nice





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llandudnopictures said...

Looks like an ideal walk for a walk!

José Mendonça said...

Lovely path!

Jack said...

This is an informative post. I didn't know about Toronto's ravines.

EG CameraGirl said...

I think it's great that Toronto still has some natural beauty within its borders.