The anthropocene is the age in which we currently live where human activity is molding earth"s environment. The growing population in urban centres has changed the natural landscape into a build a landscape" engineered to cater to the cities needs. In this module, we explore some of the effects of the urbanization of ontario and examine the history of environmental modification in ontario"s past. By the end of this module, you will be able to: Recognize the ways in which urbanization has altered the landscape. Evaluate some of the major environmental problems facing urban centres today. Coleman in 1912, this map can be considered the first geological map of toronto. It shows a city already very much in development, but prior to many of the large-scale environmental effects of the growth of the port industrial. Many aspects of the natural landscape of. Downtown toronto is built upon the flat floor of glacial lake.