First Nations artist showcasing city’s ravine network

By Adam Laskaris, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter TORONTO-For many, a walk through Toronto’s ravines would simply be a nice way to spend an afternoon. For artist Maria Hupfield, it’s her workplace. Hupfield belongs to the Wasauksing First Nation located in Ontario near Parry Sound. She is the first recipient of the ArtWorxTO Legacy Artist in Residence Program, officially announced earlier this month. Hupfield’s work deals primarily with the preservation of Toronto’s extensive network of ravines, which extends to more than 300 km and covers 17 per cent of Toronto’s land area. This ravine network has been heavily impacted by the effects of both urbanization and climate change. Hupfield has previously worked on projects with the Don Valley and Credit Valley rivers, the latter of which is located close to the…

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