“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home. Wilderness is a necessity.”
~ John Muir
I passed through a narrow opening in a thick hedge and descended a set of stone steps placed into the earth. I entered onto a small lawn surrounded by dense bushes and mature trees. The rich smell of earth and trees filled my nose. Inspects buzzed. The thick foliage hushed the drone of cars and shriek of sirens above me.
I’m just a few steps away from Yonge Street and Lawrence Avenue. Although I live in downtown Toronto, I’ve taken the subway to midtown in search of the tranquility that I could never get at the more popular, crowded parks, such as High Park. Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens is named after the composer of “Maple Leaf Forever,” Canada’s second, unofficial anthem. Fitting, as I was visiting on Canada Day.Read More