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article imageOp-Ed: Toronto stays green as construction goes up across city Special

By KJ Mullins     Jul 27, 2011 in Environment
Toronto - Part of Toronto's charm is that it remains a city full of greenery, even in the midst of growing construction. That touch of nature at every turn is something that residents may take for granted until there is a threat.
Toronto is constantly growing. New construction is very visible in every corner of the city. Cranes and bulldozers are frequent sights. It's part of living in a concrete jungle. Growth and change are a constant that residents in big cities like Toronto deal with as part of everyday live.
Toronto s natural beauty and construction are everywhere to be seen
Toronto's natural beauty and construction are everywhere to be seen
In Toronto there is more than the cranes for residents to look at though, nature flows from all around.
Toronto s natural beauty and construction are everywhere to be seen
Toronto's natural beauty and construction are everywhere to be seen
Downtown streets have flower beds and small trees.
Toronto s natural beauty and construction are everywhere to be seen
Toronto's natural beauty and construction are everywhere to be seen
When you travel just out of the city's core there are wooded areas all around. The beauty of nature takes away the stresses of the day like a cool summer's breeze.
Toronto s natural beauty and construction are everywhere to be seen
Toronto's natural beauty and construction are everywhere to be seen
As the cranes reach high into the sky adding another vision of steel and glass outlines of trees are still visible.
Toronto s natural beauty and construction are everywhere to be seen
Toronto's natural beauty and construction are everywhere to be seen
It's why when Torontorians hear that our parks are in danger of going to the highest bidder that we scream out.
Toronto s natural beauty and construction are everywhere to be seen
Toronto's natural beauty and construction are everywhere to be seen
We want to have a city that is as beautiful in green as it is in glass.
Toronto s natural beauty and construction are everywhere to be seen
Toronto's natural beauty and construction are everywhere to be seen
We want to travel along using our bikes, public transit and cars seeing that nature is still surrounding us.
Toronto s natural beauty and construction are everywhere to be seen
Toronto's natural beauty and construction are everywhere to be seen
Toronto has become known as a 'green' city because of environmentally sound construction but to the residents green can mean more.
Toronto s natural beauty and construction are everywhere to be seen
Toronto's natural beauty and construction are everywhere to be seen
It's the trees.
Toronto s natural beauty and construction are everywhere to be seen
Toronto's natural beauty and construction are everywhere to be seen
It's the water.
Toronto s natural beauty and construction are everywhere to be seen
Toronto's natural beauty and construction are everywhere to be seen
It's the flowers.
Toronto s natural beauty and construction are everywhere to be seen
Toronto's natural beauty and construction are everywhere to be seen
It's Toronto.
Toronto s natural beauty and construction are everywhere to be seen
Toronto's natural beauty and construction are everywhere to be seen
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of DigitalJournal.com
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