Charles Joseph Sauriol was a Canadian naturalist who was responsible for the preservation of many natural areas in Ontario and across Canada. He owned property in the Don River valley and was an advocate for the valley's preservation. As a member of the Metropolitan Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, he was responsible for much of the Don valley's conservation.
Tales of the Don
"I remember them as though they had happened yesterday."
So writes author-naturalist Charles Sauriol in reference to his many memorable experiences within Torontoâ€™s Don River Valley. From Scout outings in 1920 to pioneer cottaging, train excursions, maple syrup making, beekeeping and countless other activities, the authorâ€™s long association with the Don makes for fascinating reading in this sequel to his earlier book, Remembering the Don.
Tales of the Don provides for Toronto residents and visitors alike a picture window through which they may see the valley as it was years ago. A vital part of a great cityâ€™s heritage has been preserved thanks to Charles Sauriolâ€™s foresight, tenacity and unshakeable love of subject. Once again "The King of the Don Valley," in his quaint and refreshing way, has written a book that will delight his sizeable following and undoubtedly gain for him many new readers.