Riverwood, Mississauga’s Hidden Treasure

     One of the books I’m reviewing for the fall issue is Deer World, essentially a photo album by Dave Taylor. What amazes me about this book is that some of the photos of wild deer were taken in a park called Riverwood, which is 150 acres along the Credit River within the City of Mississauga.

     I thought Mississauga was completely developed in the very worst method of urban design, with six-lane highways cutting through suburban housing developments, hostile to pedestrians and bicyclists. To learn that there is a natural park where deer, foxes, martens and other wildlife can thrive, is astonishing.

     This hidden treasure is a secret that deserves to be celebrated widely. I have lived near Mississauga all my life and never heard of Riverwood. I am happy to point people to finding out more about it here.

     Am I the only person who doesn’t know about Riverwood? What do you know about it?

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