When COVID-19 prevented Toronto residents from going out and doing whatever they pleased, they began hitting the city’s trails and pathways more and more to keep active by cycling, walking and running. Seeing the sudden surge of outdoor activity, the city decided to create ActiveTO, an initiative that reserved 57 kilometres of Toronto streets for pedestrians and cyclists. The only issue with ActiveTO was that there was no map available for the public, so five Toronto organizations (Cycle Toronto, Walk Toronto, The Bentway, Park People and Spacing Magazine) teamed up to make one, which they named SafewaysTO.
Environmentalists, farmers renew push to shelve Pickering airport, save prime farmland
Land was purchased by federal government in 1972 to build airport
Environmental organizations and farmers are renewing calls to protect land in Pickering slated for an airport, saying Ontario is missing out on what could be a secure source of local produce.
The federal project has been in limbo for decades and the group says that's led to a missed opportunity to expand southern Ontario's fruit and vegetable production on prime farmland.
The land, 18,600 acres, was acquired by the Liberal government of then-prime minister Pierre Trudeau in 1972 for the construction of an airport.