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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.