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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 has...
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Wanna be a Google Trekker?

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 road...
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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 features of...
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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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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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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...
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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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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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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...
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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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New Hiking Guide for Caledon

Nicola Ross has written a new guide to hiking in Caledon. The new guide, Caledon Hikes: Loops & Lattes, includes detailed instructions about 37 different loop routes all in Caledon. The book is 192 pages long, is full of colour photos, great maps and info and where to have lunch or...
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Update: Making TorontoHiking Responsive

Work is progressing on making this website responsive -meaning it will display properly on phones and tablets without having to pinch and zoom. So far we have accomplished the following: 1) The 60 trail guides have all been redone in responsive mode.2) The long 8-item icon row in the hikes page...
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Making TorontoHiking More Mobile Friendly

 Updated: 27 Feb 2015 The Problem With more and more hiking enthusiasts visiting this site on mobile devices, particularly tablets, it is becoming apparent that this website is not particularly mobile friendly. One of the main problems causing this is that the site template that gives the site its look is...
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