“Can we dig now?” The question rises from my 4-year-old nephew, his face lit with excitement. We are deep in the woods of Rouge Park on a glorious fall day and this boy wants to play in the dirt. I have taken him here, to this vast expanse of gorgeous woodlands, tucked away, for the most part, in the northeast of Toronto, for some fun. Where he can move freely, run and jump, laugh and explore, or simply be still and wonder.
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