The dramatic, relentless Greater Toronto Area expansion eastwards from Scarborough might leave the impression that bland communities and gridlocked traffic are now entirely synonymous with life in Durham. ‘A Four Season Region’ does not merely provide another take on Durham’s communities and people. The wonderful photography of Mike McEvoy, Will Prentice, Spring Reilly, and Russell Styles goes much further. Their work is an open invitation to revisit Durham with fresh eyes. Four Season readers will appreciate the unique opportunity that awaits them – to explore diverse South Central Ontario shorelines, streets, and landscapes from perspectives that only such accomplished visual artists can offer.
It may amaze those who have never driven the Region’s rural sideroads or taken the opportunity to experience a dynamic Durham wetland by boardwalk that bustling, rustling Nature is never far from even the most intense human activities. Lake Ontario, the Oak Ridges Moraine, and gorgeous North Durham vistas are juxtaposed against captivating town and city scenes that reinforce why Durham is an intriguing, wonderful series of Four Season delights. Durham may seem familiar to many, and sometimes familiarity can breed contempt – but for those who know where to look? This place never disappoints.