Saturday, February 10, 2007

Ron Brown Speaks at the EGG

To the Etobicoke Genealogy Group meeting at the Old Etobicoke City Hall. Author Ron Brown's presentation about unusual main streets in Ontario actually takes place in the old council chamber. We frequently use Brown's books about ghost railways and towns when we are day tripping in the car and they have led us to many interesting adventures.

"Ron Brown is a geographer and travel writer who has explored Ontario's many back roads and remote regions in search of the unusual. To encourage today's generation to celebrate their heritage, he has written best-selling books on ghost towns, back roads and vestiges of a vanishing railway era for over thirty years. His writing frequently appears in the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail and he is a regular guest on CBC Radio. A town planner by trade, Ron often travels as a tour guide and frequently gives presentations to groups interested in Ontario's heritage. Ron Brown is chair of The Writers' Union of Canada. He lives in Toronto with his wife and their two daughters." Source: Natural Heritage Books

I purchase a copy of his latest book - Behind Bars: Inside Ontario's Heritage Gaols which he autographs for me.

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