Ontario boasts over 80,000 km in trails. Whether you're in downtown Toronto or North of Superior, we have a trail for you.
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You'll find everything from gentle walking trails to rock faces for climbing and water routes to canoe and kayak.
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Thursday, September 4, 2014
Ontario Trails News - Trailwise
Weekly E-Bulletin of the Ontario Trails Council. The provincial trails association in Ontario. Week of September 4, 2014
NEXT COURSE - Sept. 2014 Oct. 2014 Be sure to sign up for one of these stimulating and challenging courses. Whether a staff or a volunteer you'll be surprised at what you learn, and how your trail knowledge will be enhanced.Projects Updates - National Trails Coalition (ON)
This program was announced at the end of June. In total the OTC had 93 enquiries for funding. Snowmobile had 89 projects come forward and ORV 19, for a total of 201 expressions of interest.
This led to 59 applications being received by non-motorized. 13 of these are mixed use, either non-motorized/snowmobile, snowmobile/ORV, non-motorized/ORV, or all 3.
The total value of work on these 59 projects (without single snowmobile, or single ORV) is over $21,000,000. The project costs alone are $17,600,000. The dollars raised by the communities applying is over $10,000,000 of this and the NTC contribution is of course maxed at $2.1 million.
The Ontario Review Committee has met on one occasion to reconcile receipt and acknowledgements. We are working towards September approvals and communications.
The NTC also hired a National Program Facilitator - his name is Roger Pelletier. He can be reached by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the same time frame as we are working on all this we got an acknowledgement that the Ontario Government is not going to support the OTC.