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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...
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Arc'teryx Yorkdale Grand Opening -Oct 18

Arc'teryx Yorkdale Grand Opening -Oct 18
Tuesday 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...
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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...
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Humber Valley Trail: A Strange Tale

Humber Valley Trail: A Strange Tale
Hike 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...
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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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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...
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