An intimate, personal tour of Toronto and its often-unsung details from two people who love the city and who have spent much of their lives making it better.
Shawn Micallef, Toronto Star columnist and co-founder of Spacing magazine
Ken and Eti’s excellent adventure takes you to a diversity of places where Toronto’s urban structure intersects with three natural features — Lake Ontario, the ravine network and the escarpment. Their shared experience brings strangers together as they reveal special places of delight and joy.
Paul Bedford, Former Toronto Chief Planner Chair, Waterfront Toronto Design Review Panel
Ken and Eti have such a passion for and knowledge of Toronto’s parks and greenspaces. Whether you’re visiting Toronto or have lived here for years, you’ll learn something new and be inspired to get out and explore the great public spaces in our city.
Dave Harvey, Co-Executive Director, Park People
Resident and visitor alike will delight in Eti and Ken Greenberg’s voyage of discovery through many of Toronto’s parks, landmarks and neighbourhoods as well as the rivers, ravines and lakeshore that sit alongside them.
George Zegarac, Chief Executive Officer, Waterfront Toronto
Ken & Eti showcase civic gems that make Toronto the fun, liveable and playful city that it has become – many of which they had a hand in creating over two remarkable careers. An essential guide for anyone who wants to experience the city's unique character and charm.
Richard Joy, Executive Director, ULI Toronto (Urban Land Institute)
A gem of a book — as are its authors — who each embody the joy of the unique public spaces they’ve chosen to highlight. Treat yourself — and your friends — to this charming, informative book that encourages us to engage with the delight that intention can engender: urban places that are ours to discover.
Mary W. Rowe, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Urban Institute
Exploring Toronto is a beautiful tribute to the people and places that have shaped the city’s public landscape. Ken and Eti have made a meaningful and lasting contribution to the places they feature, and with this book they invite readers to walk alongside them as they discover, rediscover and celebrate the city they have helped to build and that they dearly love.
David Carey & Ilana Altman, Co-Executive Directors at the Bentway
Ken and Eti’s intimate insights, stewardship and love of Toronto — its people and places — reveal the diversity, energy, beauty and soul of this wonderful urban palimpsest.
Bruce Kuwabara, O.C. Partner, KPMB Architects
Exploring Toronto is a love letter to the city I chose to call home. A similarly fascinating book for locals and for visitors.
Gil Penalosa, Founder of 8 80 Cities, and Toronto for Everyone
Our city is so unfinished, and the Greenbergs provide insights into unfamiliar gems awaiting discovery, informed details about the city’s urban growth, and sensibilities that provide each place with a personality and feeling.
Heidi Retimaier, Executive Director, Myseum of Toronto
The insights in this book will be of interest to newcomers and longtime residents alike. Exploring Toronto is a guidebook, a history book, and a playbook for building the next generation of Toronto's unique public spaces.
Matti Siemiatycki, Director of the Infrastructure Institute at the School of Cities, and Professor in the Department of Geography & Planning at University of Toronto