Have you ever enjoyed the Don Valley ravines or the Credit River in beautiful weather? Do you take the opportunity to enjoy nature, walk with pets, friends, and family in Oakville’s Sixteen Mile Creek, experiencing an oasis away from your busy life? How about canoeing or kayaking along the Humber River, or feeling miles away protected under a tree canopy while birds chirp among you?
In January 2013, the Ontario Government announced the expansion of the Greenbelt for the first time since 2005. It included the Glenorchy Conservation Area expansion of 265 hectares of land, as well as a new "Urban River Valleys Designation". With moments that these natural areas provide, it’s no wonder we want the Greenbelt to keep expanding.
Missing your weekly visit to the farmers’ market now that there’s snow on the ground? Good news, you don’t have to!
While many markets do close for the season, a sizeable handful remain open throughout the winter.
We’ve put together a list of the markets in the Greenbelt Farmers’ Market Network open for business all-year round.Read more
With the fluctuating temperatures of our Ontario spring, feeling under the weather is almost inevitable. Stock up on these local plants, sold and served throughout the Greenbelt, to soothe your cold and flu blues.
Oregano: Culinary herb and, when distilled into an oil, can soothe stuffy noses. Image: Wikipedia, 2014.
It happens without monument but its mark is enduring, touching every member of our busy office. The water, it is announced, is off. It is off for the sake of construction, arguably a good reason, but should be restored soon. We process the information then, following the advice of the British government in 1933, we:Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
Ontario's Greenbelt stretches across 1.8 million acres and offers many options for romantic getaways. From enchanting winery experiences along the Niagara Escarpment, to the exploration of Rouge Park in Markham, one can find the romance in the nature all around the Greater Golden Horseshoe area. It is all about the birds and the bees after all, isn't it?Read more
For Immediate Release
January 10, 2012
Attention: Southern Ontario Assignment, GTA, Urban Affairs, Food, Lifestyle, Environment
Protecting Water and Restoring Wetlands in the Greenbelt
- Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation Announces New Grants -
(Toronto, Ontario) – Water is the focus of a new round of grants announced today by the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation. Five organizations have been awarded grants centred on protecting water systems and wetlands, extending the Greenbelt along major connecting waterways, and bringing more Greenbelt food into urban areas.Read more