Five-part series on buried Taddle Creek published online

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 5:05:00 PM



Photo: U of T’s Philosopher’s Walk follows the ravine created by the buried Taddle Creek.

Photo: U of T's Philosopher's Walk follows the ravine created by the buried Taddle Creek. (Courtesy of Ingrid Stefanovic.)

Environmental philosophy Professor Ingrid Leman Stefanovic has written a five-part online article series called "The Death and Life of a Hidden Stream" about Taddle Creek.  Published in Water Canada, the series is on one of Toronto's most famous buried creeks that travelled six kilometres from the Wychwood Park neighbourhood and through the University of Toronto campus, past the Royal Ontario Museum, through Distillery District and into Lake Ontario. During the 19th century, it was buried and converted into an underground sewer, but traces of the creek can still be found today. U of T's Philosopher's Walk follows the ravine created by the creek from the Royal Ontario Museum to Trinity College. 

Part 1: Remembering Taddle Creek: http://watercanada.net/2013/part-one-the-death-and-life-of-a-hidden-stream/

Part 2: The Primal Draw of Water: http://watercanada.net/2013/part-two-the-death-and-life-of-a-hidden-stream/

Part 3: An Artist's Rendition of Taddle Creek:  http://watercanada.net/2013/part-three-the-death-and-life-of-a-hidden-stream

Part 4: Taddle Creek and the Violence of the Waters: http://watercanada.net/2013/part-four-the-death-and-life-of-a-hidden-stream/

Part 5 will be on sense of place and is forthcoming.
 

Ingrid Leman Stefanovic is Professor in the Department of Philosophy and
former Director of the Centre for Environment (2005-2010), a predecessor of the School of the Environment.  For more information, please visit her homepage.