Take a trip through Canada's premiere urban park with the Tour de Greenbelt this Saturday September 17th!Rouge Park is so close to downtown Toronto, you’ll forget where you started. The 2011 Tour de Greenbelt has five routes: 12k, 29k, 50k, 75k, and 100k. This Saturday, you have the chance to discover Canada’s premiere near urban wilderness with delicious Greenbelt grown food, contests, kids activities and live music along the way. We’ve even arranged for fabulous weather.Read more
Alright folks, the countdown is on. In T-minus 12 (business) days I’m swapping greenbelts!
In September I’ll be starting school in Ottawa, and so while I’m packing my books into boxes, and clothes into bins, I am also mentally preparing to make a greenbelt exchange. While the Ottawa Greenbelt may not be as large as the Greater Golden Horseshoe Greenbelt, at 50, 285 acres (versus our 1.8 million acres), I’ll try to be fair and give the Ottawa Greenbelt a chance to impress.Read more
Photo Source: Michael Dunning/Getty Images
We recently released a report by Smart Cities Research titled “Inside and Out: Sustaining Ontario’s Greenbelt” regarding growth in the area nicknamed the “whitebelt”, which is the area south of the Greenbelt.
But before I share the reports conclusions, I’d like to share a quick little bit of history, which provides a dramatic parallel to our new report.Read more
It’s that time of the year again. Friday afternoon comes along and everyone is busily packing their bags and hitting the road to their cottages. This weekend I went up to my friend Lenny’s cottage in Scugog to celebrate his 26th birthday.
Just an hour and a half drive east from Toronto, you enter into an area of rolling hills, farmer fields and Lake Scugog. You know you’re entering the Greenbelt, well because there are signs that indicate so, but also because you see the geographical phenomenon of gravel, sand and silt formed by glaciers during the last ice age known as the Oak Ridges Moraine.Read more
You probably think I am hitting the pub for some local beers. Well yes, of course but that comes later! In fact, Hamilton is home to the third largest waterfall: the Devil’s Punchbowl – a one hundred metre wide, 37 metre high rock face that exposes 40 million years of geological history.
Off of the QEW, through the Niagara Escarpment and onto Ridge Road you will come up to a platform that overlooks Hamilton. From there, a trail descends down into the gorge. The first half of the hike is quite steep, but the second half evens out and there is a stairway that helps you down further. Travel up a creek and it will lead you directly into the base of the falls.Read more
Protecting, Renewing and Conserving our Environmental Future: Conservation Halton's Annual Donor Report
Imagine a community with creeks and streams whose waters are clear and full of life, and whose banks are rich with shrubs and trees and birds and butterflies. And now imagine that this place is only an hour away from the GTA...Read more
Image from: No Limit Learning at Saint Mary’s University
Yeah, that’s right people. Tomorrow is Earth Day! Who’s excited? I know I am.
The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970! So if you do the math – the Earth is turning 41 tomorrow!! Now – we just need to times that number by a couple billion and we will get a slightly more accurate number. It was only 4.6 billion years ago (seems just like yesterday right?) that the Earth was formed.Read more
Calling all amateur shutterbugs! Harbourfront Centre, in celebration of the launch of the second stage of our large-scale, photographic exhibition along Toronto's waterfront, wants you to submit your best photo representations of Ontario’s Greenbelt. Let your camera do the talking for a chance to win great prizes, including a bicycle and Tour de Greenbelt jersey, and have your photo enlarged and displayed at York Quay Centre!Read more