• "The purpose of our excursion: to prowl for owls in the nighttime darkness of this urban woodland with our knowledgeable guide, Chris Bialek (a.k.a Snapper) to catch a glimpse of these mythical birds."

    -- Karen May

  • "I am grateful for the support the Greenbelt receives from all parties and thank each MPP for their continued commitment to the environment, the economy, and local food and farming."

    -- Burkhard Mausberg


Toronto's Gourmet Food and Wine Expo 2011


The most exciting thing for me about the annual Food and Wine Expo is the FOOD. The problem is, I recently started a no-dairy diet. That’s right. I have cut out all of things that go best with wine. No cheese. No chocolate. I had a fewCharlie Brown moments, but I was determined to go anyway and try not to cheat (maybe just one bite of cheese wouldn’t be so bad!)


New "Foundation" for the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation


We are moving to a new office space at the end of this week, however we will be back in action very soon. 

From Friday November 25th - Wednesday November 30th we will not be available at our usual phone extentions, but our phone number will remain the same. If you need to get a hold of someone at the Foundation, please use email or call: 416-960-0001 and leave a message - we will be checking voicemail periodically. 


More Holiday Gift Ideas from the Greenbelt

Check out some more highlights from our Greenbelt Holiday Gift Guide (click the link for the full list and more photos.)



Ontario Leathers from Hide In Hand

Stay toasty and stylish from hand to toe this winter with leather goods from Ontario. Hides in Hands handstitches gloves, moccasins, hobo bags and fur hats with leather procured from hunters across the Greenbelt and Ontario. Visit www.hidesinhand.com for more beautiful products.


Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation November Newsletter


In This Issue: Gifts from the Greenbelt, The Ontariofresh.ca Buy Local Challenge, 2011 Environics Poll: We All Love the Greenbelt, BPS Fund Quarterly Meeting Review, Food and Wine Expo, Rouge Park Guided Walks, Palaeo-Eskimos Exhibit at the Scugog Shores Museum


Brushing with Bottled Water

In October I took a trip to India and came back with a renewed sense of passion for what I do and why I do it. I had the time of my life; expanding my horizons with new experiences, meeting new friends, spending quality time with my family and watching my only sister say “I do” in an enchanting traditional Hindu ceremony. Needless to say, I look forward to going back. 




Ontariofresh Buy Local Challenge


The goal of this Challenge is to put more fresh, Ontario food on the plates of institutions across the Province.

We have been working hard getting Ontariofresh.ca ready to help you access many of Ontario’s outstanding farmers and producers, and their amazing products. We are eager to see how your cafeteria or food service integrates and promotes fresh local food into your menu. 


Holiday Gift Ideas From the Greenbelt

The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation has assembled a list of our favourite holiday gifts that represent and support the Greenbelt’s agriculture and environmental integrity.

You can view our entire list of goodies on our website, but here are a few we'd like to highlight:



Play a role in Ontario’s Greenbelt by making sure there is fresh healthy food for everyone. By placing a donation to FoodShare in the name of a friend or family member, you are ensuring many FoodShare projects are able to continue contributing to many communities. Most FoodShare programs are completely community service, such as teaching how to make homemade baby food, supporting community gardens and kitchens and operating the FoodLink Hotline. www.foodshare.net



The Greenbelt in The Contact, Toronto's Punjabi Weekly - November 7th 2011


"Ontarian's cherish their Greenbelt: Just ask them"

As printed in The Contact, the Toronto edition of Ajit Weekly which is the world's largest Punjabi newspaper.


One Thing Ontario Voters Agree on …


Please see the 2011 Greenbelt polling results attached below.

The Greenbelt Delivers Important Contributions for the Future

- New Poll Reveals Greenbelt Support Independent of Political Affiliation -

(Toronto, Ontario) – Now in its sixth year, support for Ontario’s Greenbelt remains strong according to a recent poll conducted by Environics Research Group*.


Ontario Greenbelt Environics Polling 2011


pdf-icon.png Ontario Greenbelt Polling 2011 – 3.01 MB

Now in its sixth year, support for Ontario’s Greenbelt remains strong according to a recent poll conducted by Environics Research Group.

"Red, blue or orange, regardless of political preference, the Greenbelt enjoys great loyalty," said Burkhard Mausberg, CEO of the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation.