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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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New Cultural Heritage Landscape Park to Celebrate Nature and First Nations History

For Immediate Release

June 6, 2012

Internationally Significant Skandatut Site Saved

New Cultural Heritage Landscape Park to Celebrate Nature and First Nations History

Vaughan, ON – Vaughan City Council voted unanimously last night to accept a deal to save Skandatut, an internationally significant cultural heritage site in the Greenbelt, on the historic Humber River in Vaughan, Ontario.

 

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Ontario Greenbelt watersheds save taxpayers hundreds of millions by protecting water

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Ontario Greenbelt watersheds save taxpayers hundreds of millions by protecting waterways and drinking water

May 30, 2012

TORONTO - The globally renowned Ontario Greenbelt provides more than $1 billion a year in economic benefits, according to a report released today by the David Suzuki Foundation.

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Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

world-crop-project-learning-gardens-2012.jpgThe World Crop Project-Learning Gardens 2012
$10,000 - May 30, 2012

This grant will help the Vineland Research Institute and project partners lay the foundation for the World Crop Learning Gardens for the 2012 season.  The gardens will continue to provide reach into diverse ethno-cultural communities in the Greater Toronto Area, and will connect them both to the Greenbelt and to the growing availability of Greenbelt-grown world crops.

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Grape Growers of Ontario

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Celebrity Luncheon 2012
$10,000 - May 30, 2012

This grant will support the annual Celebrity Luncheon as part of the kick-off to the 2012 Niagara Wine Festival. This event is a celebration of locally grown Greenbelt food, and 100% Ontario wine.

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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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