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New "Old Toronto" Photo Archive Map

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...
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Site Construction & Maintenance Week of March 5 Update 2

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...
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year ROM exhibit 2018

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 Type General Admission ROM Member FREE!  Become a...
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Hockleycrest Cross-country Ski Trail Network 2017/2018

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...
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Where to view Toronto holiday lights

Where to view Toronto holiday lights
Here is a listing of where to view holiday lights in Toronto this year from BlogTo: Nathan Philips Square Casa Loma Toronto Christmas Market Eastern Beaches Christie Pits Eaton Centre Yonge-Dundas Square Saks & Hudson's Bay Toronto Waterfront Ontario Place   Information about these locations and more can be found...
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Ten Tips for Winter Hiking

Ten Tips for Winter Hiking
1. Begin with a shorter easier hike If 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...
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Salmon & Surprises on a Fall Highland Creek Walk

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...
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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 Repellents...
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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...
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How to Protect Yourself from Mosquito Bites

by Karen Thompson InsectCop.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...
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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 map All waterfall parking for Spencer...
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Which Is Better: Hiking Or Running

Which Is Better: Hiking Or Running
Written by R.Brown - a runner, sports writer and owner of Runabees.com The 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...
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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...
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Taking great photos on your phone

Taking great photos on your phone
-How to take great travel photos on your phone by Amy Whitley - a blogger, editor, writer, and outdoors expert who lives in Southern Oregon. Source: eReplacementParts.com
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Register for Hiker Initiation

New to Hiking? Join the Toronto Bruce Trail Club's Spring 2017 Hiker Initiation Program Register Now! For those who would like to know more about hiking the wonderfully scenic trails in Southern Ontario, the Toronto Bruce Trail Club is offering a Hiker Initiation Program (HIP) again this year. The program...
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Wanna be a Google Trekker?

Wanna be a Google Trekker?
Help the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail put the beautiful off road sections of the Trail on the map! This summer we will be working with Google loaned equipment to Street view the off road sections of the Trail.
They are looking for volunteers who are able to walk off...
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Free Talk: Walking for Wellness

Mount Dennis library, located at 1123 Weston Rd., will be offering a free talk on ' Walking for Wellness " presented by C.K Lung on Saturday April 8, 2:00-3:00 p.m. This informative one hour talk will cover the benefits of walking, proper walking posture, common injuries, walking equipment and explore the...
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Urban Sugar Shack: March 26

Urban Sugar Shack: March 26
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...
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Hiking Boots vs Trail Running Shoes

Hiking Boots vs Trail Running Shoes
What'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...
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year at ROM

Wildlife Photographer of the Year at ROM
Interested 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...
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