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  • "Imagine my surprise on moving to Toronto to find that the city not only contains a giant ravine system—our equivalent to the canals of Venice—but that the rivers running through it also contain fish; quite a lot of them."

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  • "Truth be told, I really like riding my bike. I like it so much that I have spent nearly a cumulative year of my life on cycling holidays, and in the first week of May I had the pleasure of adding one more feather to my cycling cap."

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  • We're excited to be taking part in Ontario's Agriculture Week celebrating farmers, growers and producers!

    October 6 to October 12 2014

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An Authentic Greenbelt Ranch Experience

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Ben the Horse (Credit: James Callan)

The weather couldn’t have been better in the Greenbelt last weekend and I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to go on a two-hour horseback ride in Dufferin County with Rawhide Adventures on Peace Valley Ranch.

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Rouge Park: world class by any standard…

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Soon to be a National Park, the Rouge River Valley in northeastern Toronto is a spectacular treasure. Covering hundreds of green acres, the Rouge Park is the largest urban park in North America. It is also a valuable part of Ontario’s Greenbelt.

I recently had the chance to spend the day hiking in the Park and aside from its stunning beauty, I just couldn't believe that I was about a 30 minute car ride away from downtown Toronto. There was no noise, no honking horns, no rushing taxis or cyclists.

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How Did the Turtle Cross the Road? With Your Help, Of Course!

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The Toronto Zoo has something we might refer to as celebrimals (a.k.a. celebrity animals.) There’s Charles the silverback gorilla, Twiga the Masai Giraffe, and of course the new baby polar bear Hudson.

But what about the lowly Blanding’s Turtle? His name is Colin, and Toronto Zoo staff have tracked him since he was a mere 3 1/2 years old as part of the Urban Turtle Initiative.

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Get Out Into the Greenbelt: Dr's Orders

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Greenbelt – It’s In My Backyard: Facts & Stats on Getting Active in the Greenbelt

With the warm weather upon us it’s time to get outside and active. What many residents living in the Greater Golden Horseshoe may not realize is that there are over a million acres of green space, hiking trails and recreational areas all within an hour of their backyards.

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Walls Come Alive in York Region Elementary Schools

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This is my first blog about my exciting journey of painting Greenbelt murals in York Region elementary schools.

I will start with how all began. I was one of 40 artists that were asked to make quilt squares for a quilt about what the Greenbelt meant to us for the Quilt of Possibilities. I am also a teacher. The kids saw me working on my square. They wanted to make one for our school, and so we did! 

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Plotting Your Greenbelt Farmers' Market Tour

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May marks the beginning of the farmers’ market season. Your weekly market starts up, familiar faces reappear, and your neighbourhood is reenergized after the long winter months.

To make sure you don’t miss opening season, we’ve rounded up a few of the farmers’ market happenings in and around the Greenbelt.
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New Study Shows: Ontario's Greenbelt is Good for the Economy

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For Immediate Release

May 15, 2012

Ontario’s Greenbelt is Good for the Economy

-New Study Shows Greenbelt Jobs Are Economic Assets-

(Toronto, Ontario) – A new study released today shows that jobs are flourishing across the Greenbelt. This resource rich region of Ontario is more than vibrant countryside, it is a considerable contributor to the job market and leads to significant tax revenues for all levels of government. The total economic impact of Greenbelt-associated activity exceeds $9.1 billion annually province-wide.

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The Beaver River Wetland or How I Learned to Love the Greenbelt

April 19th was a special day for me - I visited Ontario’s Greenbelt for the first time since I moved to Canada. Even though I had a picture of what the Greenbelt looked like, I was excited to in physically experience nature and its different habitats. Grants Officer Bronwyn Whyte, wonderful colleague of mine, and Shelley Petrie, my dear boss, and I drove from Toronto into the Greenbelt. Our target destination was visiting the Lake Simcoe Conservation’s Beaver River Wetland Trail.

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New Position with the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation

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Project Assistant Position

The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation has a 6-month internship available on the communications team on Sign Projects. We invite applications from qualified candidates by Friday, May 25, 2012.

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New Employment Opportunity with Ontariofresh.ca

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Do you love local food? Are you always on the search for a restaurant that serves of local? Do you pine for the first tomato of the season? This job may just be what you have been looking for. Come immerse yourself in local and help in building a robust fresh local food value chain with the innovative new site, Ontariofresh.ca. 

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