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Expanding and Enhancing the Greenbelt in the city of TorontoExpanding and Enhancing the Greenbelt in the city of Toronto
$15,000 - March 29, 2012

Toronto’s ravines and parks are one of the city’s most distinct features, and play an important ecological role. Toronto Park People are providing support to help the city and the province overcome the challenge in growing the Greenbelt along the Humber and Don River Valleys, and engaging an excited public in designating Rouge Park as Canada’s first urban national Park.

 Photo credit: Tides Canada

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Evaluating the Economic Benefits of Greenbelt Assets

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 pdf-icon.png Evaluating the Economic Benefits of Greenbelt Assets – 3.47 MB

Produced by Econometric Research Limited, this study identifies, quantifies and showcases the economic contributions of the Greenbelt on the provincial economy and local areas dependent on its resource base. It provides objective, meaningful and sound estimates of the economic contributions of the main economic activities in, or based on, the natural capital base of the Greenbelt.

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Greenbelts for La Belle Province

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Two great Canadian cities will include greenbelts in the near future. The Québec government announced in their budget on Tuesday that $60 million will be used to develop greenbelts in Montréal and Québec City.

An investment of $50 million will be made to develop natural space, preserve biodiversity and improve Montreal’s living environment. The greenbelt in Montreal will become as hip as places like the Plateau neighbourhood.

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Celebrating Canada's Water Week

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There is no doubt water is important – it brings life, health and vitality to every aspect of our lives. Where would people be without water? Well, it makes up more than two-thirds of our bodies, so without water, we wouldn’t be alive!

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World Water Day 2012: Simple tips on daily water conservation

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The Greenbelt protects many watersheds across the province, providing fresh, clean, and safe water to drink. With a staggering 533,000 acres of lakes, wetlands, and river valleys (and woodlands), the region’s water system removes contaminants from our drinking water and helps to provide drainage to prevent flooding.

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How are you Green? Let me count the ways

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The colour green has long been synonymous with St. Patrick’s Day. From green leprechauns and lucky clovers, to delicious green beer. However for me, the colour green has a different meaning entirely.

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Happy International Women's Day!

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With a predominantly female staff, the Foundation celebrates bright successful women today.

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Maple syrup, let’s dance.

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In light of the maple syrup season coming early for parts of Ontario, I thought I’d also get a jump start on my maple syrup activities (I looked into the implications of an early maple syrup season, as I didn’t want to be delighting over someone else’s, i.e. the maple syrup producer's, misfortune. Apparently while this isn’t the norm, an early season has happened in the past, about 20 years ago.) 

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Ontario's Greenbelt Celebrates its Seventh Anniversary

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(Toronto, Ontario) – Today is the anniversary of one of Ontario’s most important resources, the Greenbelt. To celebrate the event, the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation invited supporters to congregate at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto and enjoy their lunch outdoors. As the largest urban centre near the Greenbelt, Torontonians can be thankful for many of the services the Greenbelt provides including local food, clean water and millions of acres of recreational space. Hundreds of Greenbelt-grown apples donated by Algoma Orchards were distributed to those who came out for the occasion.

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Farmers Feed Cities and Kids Learn to Cook

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For Family Day, I took my two youngest daughters to a cooking class held at the terrific Petit Chefs Academy. This particular event was put on by Farmers Feed Cities, a campaign organized by a coalition of farm organizations commited to ensuring a thriving and sustainable farm industry in Ontario.

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