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December 22, 2015
CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY FOR GRIMSBY TEEN
Foundation Gives Grant for Campaign to Save Greenbelt’s Historic Woodlot
During the season of giving, the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation is providing a $500 grant to Save the Woodlot, supporting the environmental advocacy of Colton Tew in his efforts to save the Irish Grove Woodlot in Grimsby.
The investment from the Foundation will help Colton and Save the Woodlot purchase Carolinian tree and shrub species to be planted at the organization’s Spring Open House. The plantings will be used to enhance the northern section of the woodlot, providing better protection from drying winds and increasing wildlife habitats.
Recent polling shows that 86 per cent of respondents believe that the boundaries of the world’s largest Greenbelt should be protected from any future urban development.
Conducted between August 19 and September 8, 2015, Environics online polling of 2,008 Ontarians found that about nine out of 10 respondents believe that it’s important to grow the Greenbelt to safeguard against urban sprawl. Additionally, three out of four respondents convey that the boundaries of the Greenbelt should be preserved forever. These polling results come on the heels of the release of 87 recommendations by an expert advisory panel chaired by David Crombie. The panel was tapped by the Ontario government to review the Greenbelt Plan and three other land use plans.
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September 15, 2014
POSSIBILITY GROWS IN ONTARIO’S GREENBELT
New Report Highlights Unique Advantages of Agriculture in the Greenbelt
The latest study from the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation captures the changes in agriculture from 2001 to 2011 and highlights the natural and locational advantages of farming in Ontario’s Greenbelt.
The report, Agriculture by the Numbers: Understanding the Greenbelt’s Unique Advantages, outlines changes in agriculture over time in the Greenbelt, compared to the Greater Golden Horseshoe and Ontario. Using data from Statistics Canada’s 2001, 2006, and 2011 Census of Agriculture, the paper looks at key variables such as number of farms, area farmed, use of farmland, production levels, and farm revenue.Read more
HOMEBUYERS PRICED OUT OF PRIME LOCATIONS IN GTA
Lack of single family homes in established neighbourhoods key regional factor driving up GTA home prices: new report
TORONTO, December 2, 2013 — Home prices in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) continue to rise, in part because of the limited supply of single-family homes in established neighbourhoods, according to Priced Out, a new report researched and written by the Pembina Institute and co-published by RBC.Read more
Attention: News/Southern Ontario Reporters/Editors/Food/Environment/ Agriculture/Planning/Policy
Nine out of Ten Ontarians Support the Greenbelt
TORONTO – November 9, 2010 Support for the Greenbelt has become so great, it is becoming a cherished part of the Ontario identity. A recent study by Environics examines the growing relationship between Ontarians and the Greenbelt. It discovered an overwhelming nine out of ten people agree that the Greenbelt is one of the most important contributions to the future of our Province, and over half say that the Greenbelt is extremely important to them personally.Read more
Toronto, September 9, 2009 —TVOKids presents a fun outing for the whole family on Saturday September 19. Spend the morning with TVOKids at the Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue (between the Bloor Viaduct and Pottery Road), in Toronto, Ontario.
Meet your favourite TVOKids hosts Mark and Ryan and their superhero guest Enviro Girl. Join them in entertaining activities, enjoy a live TVOKids stage show performance, and get host autographs. The first 400 kids will receive a free TVOKids Greenbelt Adventure 100% recyclable gift tote-bag, filled with exciting Greenbelt Adventure giveaways. TVOKids will be taping at the farmers’ market all morning, and kids and families may see themselves on TV in TVOKids’ afterschool programming block The Space or online at tvokids.com.Read more
Toronto, April 24, 2008 – If you’re looking for a place to get away with the family, pick up your root vegetables or maybe find a restaurant serving tasty local food where you can enjoy a fine Greenbelt wine, the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation’s new My Local Greenbelt Guide, has it all. With the message of “think global, eat local” making headlines in places like TIME Magazine, the New York Times and Entertainment Weekly, it’s clear that today’s official release of the Guide is what the public is hungry for.Read more
The countdown is on for the start of the Third Annual WinterFeast: A Culinary Experience in the Hills of Headwaters. Starting Monday, February 18th, ten of the region’s finest restaurants will band together – in partnership with The Hills of Headwaters Tourism Association – to offer special menus of their extraordinary cuisine at very affordable prices. Sponsored this year by the Orangeville Banner and the Caledon Enterprise of Metroland Media Group Ltd., WinterFeast 2008 promises to make your dining decisions very hard indeed with a choice of restaurants and menus for 26 mouth-watering days. Where to go The restaurants participating in the 2008 edition of WinterFeast are; 10 North Restaurant on Hwy.10 – North of Orangeville, The Belfountain Inn in Belfountain, The Consulate Dining Lounge in Caledon East, David’s Restaurant in Erin, Hiding Inn Hockley in Hockley Valley, Mrs. Mitchell’s Restaurant in Violet Hill, The Millcroft Inn & Spa in Alton, and Il Corso Ristorante, Juniper Grill & Wine Bar, and The White Truffle in Orangeville. Each WinterFeast restaurant will offer a Dinner menu, and in many cases both a Lunch and a Dinner menu, at "prix fixe" rates of either $15 or $20 for Lunch and either $25 or $35 for Dinner. Each menu includes at least 3-courses, making it an excellent value at any of these restaurants. Win prizes Aside from the opportunity to enjoy great food at excellent prices, people will have the opportunity to enter a draw to win one of two $100 certificates to be used for a return visit to any WinterFeast restaurant. The winning ballots will be drawn the week of March 24th. In 2006 and 2007 this initiative proved very popular. Many who live, work and/or travel in The Hills of Headwaters region took advantage of the opportunity to sample the great menus offered by the participating establishments. This year, WinterFeast has been extended for an extra week – running from Monday, February 18 to Friday, March 14 – allowing those who appreciate exceptional food more time to treat themselves, while enjoying excellent prices. Visit www.winterfeast.ca for more information including: menus and pricing at each of the participating restaurants, reservation information and contest rules. Chef John Thambian Contact: Lisa Hohban Brusse Executive Director The Hills of Headwaters Tourism Association Tel: 519-942-0314/1-800-332-9744 Fax: 519-942-4066 firstname.lastname@example.org -30-