Greenbelt Route Recognized as One of Five Inaugural Ontario Trails of Distinction

July 18, 2017

GREENBELT ROUTE RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF FIVE INAUGURAL ONTARIO TRAILS OF DISTINCTION
475km Greenbelt Route celebrated as part of Ontario150 legacy initiative

The Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport has recognized the Greenbelt Route, a 475km cycling route, as an Ontario Trail of Distinction. The Greenbelt Route joins the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail, the Trans Canada Trail Ontario, the Bruce Trail and the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs Trans Ontario Provincial Trails in this important recognition.

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Young Cyclists in Cornwall Join Ontario150 Celebrate By Bike with 'Tour de Lamoureux Park'

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July 17, 2017

YOUNG CYCLISTS IN CORNWALL JOIN ONTARIO150 CELEBRATE BY BIKE WITH ‘TOUR DE LAMOUREUX PARK’
Children’s Bike Rally one of 15 events along Ontario’s iconic cycling routes for Ontario150 celebration

Cornwall – In one of 15 community cycling events throughout Ontario, the City of Cornwall partnered with the Cornwall Canada 150 Committee, Transition Cornwall and Ontario By Bike to host a children’s bike rally in Lamoureux Park, the ‘Tour de Lamoureux Park’. The bike rally included games, prizes and live entertainment.

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There Comes a Time...

July 11, 2017

STATEMENT FROM BOARD CHAIR DR. DAVID MCKEOWN ON LEADERSHIP CHANGE AT FRIENDS OF THE GREENBELT FOUNDATION AND GREENBELT FUND

After twelve fruitful years at the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation and seven years at the Greenbelt Fund, CEO Burkhard Mausberg has decided to move on. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I wish Burkhard as much success in his new endeavours as he has brought to our organizations in his time with us.

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Winners of Second Greenbelt Photo Contest on Display in Clarington

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July 10, 2017

WINNERS OF SECOND GREENBELT PHOTO CONTEST ON DISPLAY IN CLARINGTON
20 Winning Photos to be showcased at the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington as part of
Photo Tour

The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation has partnered with the Professional Photographers of Canada – Ontario, and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection to celebrate the natural beauty of water in the Greenbelt in the second Greenbelt Photography Contest. The winning photos are now touring the Greenbelt, showcasing water in all its forms.

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"Greenbelt Explore" Offers Customized Itineraries to Experience the Beauty of Ontario's Protected Greenbelt

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July 6, 2017

"Greenbelt Explore" Offers Customized Itineraries to Experience the Beauty of Ontario's Protected Greenbelt

New web platform includes hundreds of customizable points of interest for active adventures in the GTA

The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation launched an upgraded, interactive platform building on the success of the GreenbeltRoute. Greenbelt Explore includes the 475km Greenbelt Route, twelve 1-day and overnight cycling loops, 21 Greenbelt Walks, and 3 Brewery Discovery Routes. The recommended itineraries can be customized to match any interests and deliver something for everyone.

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Greenbelt Route Recognized as an Inaugural Trail of Distinction

We are excited to share the news that the Greenbelt Route has been recognized by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport as one of five inaugural Ontario Trails of Distinction.


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The 475 km signed cycling route explores the natural spaces and countryside of Ontario's protected Greenbelt. It connects with the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail to form a cycling beltway through the natural beauty surrounding Canada’s most densely populated region.

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The new Trails of Distinction program showcases Ontario's most distinctive trails and was initiated as part of celebrations for the Province's 150th anniversary. According to the program overview, it focuses on trails that demonstrate and promote Ontario trails as a world class, diversified system that is planned and used in an environmentally responsible manner.

We share wholeheartedly in this focus, and we are thrilled to be recognized. We hope the Trails of Distinction will bring more riders into the countryside and communities of Ontario's Greenbelt! 

The Greenbelt Route and Waterfront Trail join the Trans Canada Trail Ontario, the Bruce Trail, and the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs Trans Ontario Provincial Trails in this significant recognition. Ontario's Greenbelt also provides permanent protection for the Bruce Trail, connecting Ontarians and visitors to the Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. 

Thanks to the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport for this honour!

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Celebrate Ontario 150 By Bike!

Celebrate Ontario 150 by exploring over 3,000 kilometres of extraordinary coastal and countryside cycling along the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail and Greenbelt Route!

Are you ready to #BikeON? To celebrate our passion for cycling in Ontario, we are excited to announce a joint partnership with Ontario by Bike, the Waterfront Regeneration Trust and Share the Road Cycling Coalition. 

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Greenbelt Goes to Waterstock

On Sunday June 11, we attended the Waterstock Festival in Erin to talk to people about how the Greenbelt protects clean water. Waterstock is a one-day music and food festival organized by Wellington Water Watchers and Riverfest Elora to raise awareness about the importance of source water protection and rally people around their “Water for Life, not Profit” campaign.

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Cyclists in Georgetown Join Ontario 150 Celebrate By Bike with "Bike It to the Market" Event


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June 19, 2017

CYCLISTS IN GEORGETOWN JOIN ONTARIO 150 CELEBRATE BY BIKE WITH “BIKE IT TO THE MARKET" EVENT
Bike It to The Market in Georgetown one of 15 events along Ontario’s iconic cycling routes for Ontario 150 celebration

Georgetown– In one of fifteen community cycling events throughout Ontario, cyclists of all ages participated in the sixth annual Bike It to The Market event on Saturday, June 17. For the first time, an Open Streets element was added to the event, with the closure of Main Street from Maple Avenue to the Georgetown Farmers Market as part of the Town’s Active Easy Strategy, a two-year plan to increase the physical activity levels of people who live, work and play in Halton Hills.

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