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Postpone Use of the Bruce Trail

 We didn’t think we’d ever be encouraging people to stay off the Bruce Trail, but unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures. For the safety of our communities, and to assist the province with its efforts to keep our communities safe as the COVID-19 pandemic quickly evolves, I have an important request:...
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Hiking the Bruce, COVID-19, and Trail Closures

 Dear Members, During this difficult and unprecedented time, many of us are turning to the healthy benefits of time spent in nature. If you are making plans to do so, please note that access to the Bruce Trail may be affected in some areas.   Many of our partnering conservation organizations...
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COVID-19 and Bruce Trail Hike Cancellations

Message from the TBTC President and Vice-President We would like to give you an update in light of the COVID-19 situation. Effective immediately, following guidance from public health authorities and from the Bruce Trail Conservancy, we are cancelling the following events:all bus, car and urban hikes in the next five weeks -...
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Covid-19 Preventative Steps & Info -Toronto Health

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)What are coronaviruses?Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some coronaviruses can cause illness in people and others can cause illness in animals. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people, and more rarely, these can then spread from person-to-person through close contact.What is the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)?Novel coronaviruses...
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Health and Safety while Trekking, Including Altitude Sickness

 Trekking is generally very rewarding and a lifetime experience. While trekking is not dangerous, health and safety should always be kept in mind. Whether you're going for the Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal, the Inca Trail in Peru, or wanting to trek Kilimanjaro in Africa, all tour companies on Bookmundi...
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Trail Updates December 2018

Over the past week, I've made some trail updates to 4 hikes on TorontoHiking. In some cases these were minor but in two instances it meant redrawing and updating the trail maps as well as the accompanying trail guides.Have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all and a Happy New...
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Cheltenham Badlands reopens

The Cheltenham badlands has now been reopened to the public as of late September this year. The unique and beautiful property in the Caledon Hills area has been closed since 2015 and hikers will welcome this news.The Ontario Heritage Trust, Credit Valley Conservation, the Town of Caledon, the Region of Peel...
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New "Old Toronto" Photo Archive Map

On Tuesday March 20, I attended a presentation by Sidewalk Toronto on the upcoming redevelopment of the Toronto eastern port lands. Sidewalk Toronto is a joint effort by Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Labs to create a new kind of mixed-use complete community on the Toronto waterfront. The hope is to combine...
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Site Construction & Maintenance Week of March 5 Update 2

UPDATE 2:  (26Mar2018) There have been some problems this past week in viewing site pages on certain browsers. In particular, the Chrome browser on Windows was displaying page code as script instead of presenting the html page as it should. This did not seem to happen on Firefox where the pages...
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year ROM exhibit 2018

One hundred all-new images from across the globe reveal fascinating animal behaviour, otherworldly marine scenes, and breathtaking landscapes—in ways the human eye might never see unaided.Now showing at the ROM, Toronto from December 16, 2017 to March 18, 2018. Ticket TypeGeneral AdmissionROM MemberFREE! Become a ROM Member for unlimited admission and moreAdult$20.00Child (4 -...
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Hockleycrest Cross-country Ski Trail Network 2017/2018

This cross-country ski trail network is courtesy of 5 area landowners, so please respect their property and privacy.There are 22 numbered trails marked with yellow diamond shaped markers at trail junctions. Please stay on the marked trails.This year, a section of the Bruce Trail main trail has been closed to walkers...
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Where to view Toronto holiday lights

Here is a listing of where to view holiday lights in Toronto this year from BlogTo:Nathan Philips SquareCasa LomaToronto Christmas MarketEastern BeachesChristie PitsEaton CentreYonge-Dundas SquareSaks & Hudson's BayToronto WaterfrontOntario Place Information about these locations and more can be found on BlogTo. Check it out and plan some interesting walks about town this...
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Ten Tips for Winter Hiking

1. Begin with a shorter easier hikeIf you are new to winter walking/hiking take it easy on your first hike. While it might be easy to do a 15 km loop in warmer weather, deep ice and snow on the trail can make that 15 km look and feel much much...
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Salmon & Surprises on a Fall Highland Creek Walk

Monday Oct 30 was a somewhat windy and cool day but still a good day for myself and eight friends to do a walk along Highland Creek from Old Kingston Rd down to Lake Ontario. We didn't expect any surprises as we left the paved path for a more intimate walk...
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Best Mosquito Repellents

The best mosquito repellent should protect you from bites without irritating your skin. To find our top picks, we consulted with mosquito experts, researched active ingredients, and tried 20 sprays, wipes, and lotions on our own skin to figure out which ones we’d actually want to use.Best DEET-Based RepellentsOff! Deep Woods...
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Albion Falls Base Restrictions

 NOTE: Due to recent issues, NO PUBLIC ACCESS is permitted to the base. Visitors are required to stay on the marked trails and to view the falls from the viewing platforms and vista points provide.Previously we had noted "For the Adventurous Only" on the Albion Falls page, the following information:Before reaching...
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How to Protect Yourself from Mosquito Bites

by Karen ThompsonInsectCop.net Mosquito bites can be extremely itchy and irritating, therefore we try to avoid them and protect ourselves to the best of our ability. There are many different techniques and numerous products for repelling mosquitoes. So here is a list of some of the most popular and effective ways on...
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Shuttle Service at Spencer Gorge/Webster Falls CA

A shuttle service will now run between a large parking area just outside Dundas and Spencer Gorge/Webster Falls Conservation Area, for visitors to access this popular conservation area on weekends and holidays from Saturday, May 13 to Sunday, October 29, 2017. Spencer Gorge/Webster Falls mapAll waterfall parking for Spencer Gorge/Webster Falls...
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Which Is Better: Hiking Or Running

Written by R.Brown - a runner, sports writer and owner of Runabees.comThe ongoing debate about which is better - hiking or running does not seem to have one right answer. The truth is, both activities are enjoyable, and have their benefits for your wellbeing, fitness level and are excellent forms of...
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New registration problems -update

UPDATE: The registration problem has been repaired and all is working (except for facebook registration at the moment.) 85% of social media registrations on this site are through Google (gmail) with only 4% by Facebook.In addition, a separate Register button now appears beside the blue login button to make setting up...
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