Carlos Osorio is an award-winning Salvadoran Canadian photographer who spent over 13 years with the Toronto Star. As part of a team at Reuters, he was a finalist for the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in feature photography, for work covering the climate crisis. He has reported on the drug trade and the opioid crisis across North America, children trying to escape violence in El Salvador and refugees and other marginalized communities in Toronto.
Feature by Emma McIntosh with photography by Carlos Osorio
How a Downtown Landfill Became an Accidental Bird Sanctuary
The Leslie Street Spit was a wasteland of rebar and construction materials. Now it’s an avian paradise and a crucial place for preserving biodiversity in the centre of Canada’s largest city.