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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

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Motivate yourself to hike more than ever this October!

Registration for the TBTC annual Hike-a-thon opens August 1st. For more information and to register, visit
All proceeds go directly to….
The Bruce Trail Conservancy’s 50th Anniversary Milestone Project
5,000 acres of Niagara Escarpment landscape containing the Bruce Trail secured, stewarded and made available to the public by 2017.

The first 50 participants receive a complementary “buff” (see photo to the right). Make sure you’re one of the first!   

The event: The Hike-a-thon is month long event taking place from October 1st to 31st. Participants set personal hiking goals and endeavor to surpass them while raising funds. Prizes are awarded for participants with the most kilometers hiked on the Bruce Trail (main and side trails) and most funds raised.

Toronto cycling group tours Kingston, praises local infrastructure

More than 200 cyclists from Toronto made the trip to Kingston this long weekend, touring the region on two wheels.
Members of the Toronto bicycling network choose a different city each year to spend their civic long weekend – and head out on various cycling routes.
This year the group chose Kingston and toured more than a dozen different courses throughout their time in the limestone city.
One of today’s trips included a ride to and from Cape Vincent – through Wolfe Island. Organizers say Kingston is one of the up and coming cycle-tourism hotspots.
Andrea Calver: “Kingston is a fantastic city to visit, especially in the summer. By being here we want to encourage Kingston to continue to improve its cycling infrastructure, because cycle-tourism is very big business. We’re not the only people who come here to cycle. This can be a really popular destination for cyclists because there is something for everybody.”
Rein Suurallik: “It’s so close to these wonderful restaurants, and the architecture is just wonderful. Again just very close to some absolutely cycling. Riding along the rivers and these lakes. We’re heading up to Desert Lake today and we’re really looking forward to it because it’s going to be a wild, twisty, windy, up and down sort of road. We’re going to warn our riders about that because they’re really going to be tuckered out at the end of it.

Toronto and Region Conservation to bring in truckloads of dirt to stabilize shoreline path below Scarborough’s Guild Park

Scarborough Mirror
By Mike Adler 
Work to stabilize a shoreline path below Scarborough’s Guild Park will be done over the next three weeks, says a local volunteer group.
In announcing the project, Friends of Guild Park and Gardens called metal reinforcement bars in rubble below the park “dangerous and unsightly.”
The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, responsible for the Lake Ontario shoreline, will start placing about 30 truckloads of clean fill below the park, starting on Tuesday, Aug. 2.
“The TRCA is doing this work after the Guildwoood Village Community Association has raised concerns about the poor condition of this popular walking area along Lake Ontario,” the Friends group said on Facebook last week.
During construction, the conservation authority is blocking access to the area, including to a roadway down to the shore from Guildwood Parkway, weekdays between 7 a.m and 5 p.m.
The shoreline below the park may be popular, but the TRCA says it is not safe to walk on.
Its Scarborough Waterfront Project, which is still under study, proposes a plan for safe access to the shore through a series of new waterfront green spaces below the Bluffs connecting Bluffers Park with East Point Park at the mouth of Highland Creek.

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