"Nobody knows Ontario like Ron Brown" is how the CBC once described this author, geographer, and travel writer. Best-selling author Ron Brown has long had a love affair with the landscapes of Canada. His book publications include:
His travel pieces have been published in the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, the Canadian Geographic Magazine, and VIA Rail Magazine. His 5000 image stock shot inventory includes views of Ontario's lesser-known landscapes, with a specialization in historic buildings, main streets, railway stations and ghost towns. He has provided consulting services to advertisers and film makers, including a History Channel series, seeking unusual locations at which to film. He has participated on TVO's Studio Two panels to determine Ontario's "most historic town," Ontario's "prettiest town," and Ontario's "best main street."
Following a 27-year career as a writer and community planner, including his role as an advisor to BIA's, with the Ontario government, Ron Brown now lectures on, and leads tours to ghost towns and heritage landscapes across Ontario. Ron is a member of the Travel Media Association of Canada, and is past chair of The Writers' Union of Canada.
In 2015, Ron received the Writers' Union of Canada Freedom to Read Award for his ongoing promotion of freedom to read and write in Canada.