The late Pierre Burton is considered by many to be the quintessential Canadian author. The thoughtful and thought-provoking writer not only encapsulated the Canadian experience but in his erudite manner, taught many how to be Canadian.
He had a flair for telling Canadian history in a way that the everyman could climb aboard for the adventure. You didn’t have to be a historian to enjoy it. On the contrary, his books were written so that everyone could enjoy the Canadian legacy.
So when he tackled the lure of Niagara Falls in his book, Niagara: A History of the Falls, the official launch of his new tome was at the posh city landmark Oak Hall on Sept. 9, 1992.