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Urban Sugar Shack: March 26

humber arboretum.Come celebrate Canada 150 at the Urban Sugar Shack, a unique fundraising event that gives a modern spin to the beloved French-Canadian Sugar Shack and tree tapping tradition.This student charity event supports both the Humber Scholarship Fund and the Ernestine's Women's Shelter to allow for children there to have the opportunity......
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Hiking Boots vs Trail Running Shoes

hiking boots vs running shoesWhat's Better For Hiking: Trail Running Shoes Or Hiking Boots by Cara Haley Whether you are a newbie or an experienced hiker, the question of finding the best shoes for hiking is an important issue and is often a topic of debate. So, what is the truth - is hiking in......
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year at ROM

wildlife-photographerInterested in wildlife, nature, and the outdoors and looking for something to do over the holidays? I highly recommend the wildlife photography display at the ROM in Toronto. Discover striking wildlife and captivating landscapes as Wildlife Photographer of the Year, the longest-running and most prestigious nature photography competition in the world,......
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Adsense Ad Policy changes and a hike

Google Adsense has introduced a new policy that images cannot be placed beside a Google Adsense ad on a website if this results in a large ad above the fold on mobile. Ads on the site are an important way to help support this website. This policy has a great affect......
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Highland Creek Hike draws 27 hikers -video added

highres 455102375msOnce again on our second TorontoHiking hike, we were blessed with fantastic weather and a super-friendly and energetic group of hikers on Sat, October 15! We were a total of 27 members, although some had to drop out early due to other commitments. Along the way, we enjoyed lively chats and......
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Arc'teryx Yorkdale Grand Opening -Oct 18

arcteryxTuesday October 18, 10 am - 9 pm at Yorkdale Shopping Centre. First 50 in will receive a gift bag. Join the gang for Craftsmanship demos with free food, drinks & music. Shop for outdoor clothing, technical outerwear & accessories in the brand new  Yorkdale store opening. See comment below for......
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Mississauga's Lakeview Project

Province Pledges $450,000 to Fund Mississauga's Lakeview Waterfront Pier Revitalization Project Today, the Honourable Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance and MPP for Mississauga South, announced $450,000 in provincial funding for Lakeview's Western Pier, located on Mississauga’s southeastern shores. The funding will go towards environmental and structural studies which are prerequisites for p......
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Humber Valley Trail: A Strange Tale

humber002 parkingHike L19 The Humber Valley Heritage Trail has always been one of my favourite hikes. But then about three years ago, it was decided that a new parkway was needed in the Bolton Area and the Emil Kolb Parkway was born. It sliced right across the HVHT just before waypoint (002)......
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Hike input from readers

As August drew to a close, we received two comments from our readers. One talked about Hike L37F Elora Gorge Loop noting that once you get to (009)-The Hole in the Wall- there is no way to exit from the park due to major constructionn which blocks all pedestrian access. The......
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Group Hikes

About this blog This blog will provide information about the group hikes we plan to offer on occasion. Look here for information about the hike, it's length, difficulty level and how to register for the hike.In addition, the blog can serve as a contact point for hikers who are looking for......
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Where is the COMMUNITY section?

The COMMUNITY section of the website was an experiment that has ended and the section has been removed from the site. This portion of the website had a very large overhead and I felt it was slowing down the loading of the site while providing little to the site. Most of......
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Site down for upgrading tonight

The website will be unavailable for a period of time this evening beginning at midnight in order to undergo the move to an upgraded server. Hopefully this will add increased performance to the site and make access faster. The easiest way to increase site performance is to increase the amount of......
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100 Miles of Hell: The Barkley Marathons

The Barkley Marathons is a 100 mile long run/hike up hills, through brambles, and even into a tunnel under a prison, searching for hidden checkpoints along the way. With unmarked trails and only a clue sheet and compass (no gps allowed) entrants have to navigate some of the toughest terrain in......
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Members blog galleries

The slideshow galleriy in both Jasper National Park and Algonquin Park Adirondacks members blogs were asking for a password to gain access. Both galleries have been redone and are working properly now. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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Adventure slideshows redone

In the Adventure section of the website, there are 30 slideshow/photo albums that had yet to be updated to a responsive format. This weekend I was able to update all of these along with the "Birds of Ontario" album to a new responsive photo album/slideshow. The albums can be viewed individually......
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Site Speed

I know that the website has been very slow this past week. Part of that has been the huge load on the server as a result of a large number of people visiting the site. Another part of that is due to the new features included on the site. In addition,......
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Welcome to the new TorontoHiking!

Today is the day we launch version 9 of TorontoHiking.com and I’ll tell you it’s a big sigh of relief to reach that stage. That doesn’t mean that the work is all completed. Some things can’t be done until the site is live. An example of that are the logins by social ......
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Newsfeeds News-Features Change

The RSS feeds included in version 8 of TorontoHiking have been removed in the new version 9. There were four categories of newsfeeds.   Weather and Traffic consisted of links to weather information in a dozen places along the Bruce Trail There were no working traffic newsfeeds. Ecology had no current......
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Drone Waterfall Videos

  With drones all the rage these days, it's exciting to share with you some waterfalls video taking by drones in flight over the area. We first noticed this drone video of Tiffany Falls on youtube. Recently we received an email from Alex informing us that he had a few professionally......
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Algonquin Peak Adirondacks

​Climbing Algonquin Peak (elevation 1559 m) - the 2nd-highest peak in the Adirondacks, NY. Photo album by Josie Li

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