The Toronto Star Tells Us Why “Parks Are Important”

Chris Hume, a columnist writing for the Toronto Star, opens his piece on public parks with a great line: “If the 20th century was dedicated to buildings, the 21st will be about the spaces between them.” Hear, hear!

The piece is a little short on details, but makes for a nice primer on the importance of public parks now that so many people live in cities. Hume also highlights various public park renovations, and new parks like The High Line. Our friend Mr. Olmsted makes an appearance, too. And if you are well versed in the public parks of the greater Toronto metro area, The Star is also running a competition to find the “most cherished” parks in the area. Vote early, vote often.

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