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Our next stop in our Doors Open Ontario

Our next stop in our Doors Open Ontario tour takes us to the capital city of Ontario. Toronto’s 14th annual Doors Open festival runs through May 25-26th and offers folks the opportunity to explore nearly 150 historical and cultural significant buildings across the city. While there are many green buildings within Toronto, one of them the […]

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My Sustainable Day-Cation in Halton Hills Day 4 – Great, Green downtown Georgetown

After seeing the great work that’s been done on Devereaux house, I was pretty excited to see what was next on my little tour of Halton Hills.  I was eagerly anticipating our next stop, and it really delivered in a big way. Downtown Georgetown is an absolute gem in the GTHA: historic storefronts, charming shops […]

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My sustainable Day-Cation in Halton Hills Day 2: Wild Willow Park!

Nestled in the middle of Halton Hills is the Willow Park Ecology Centre, a beautiful little hidden gem.  It sits upon the bank of the creek, features abundant natural vegetation, a beautiful bridge, and fantastic learning opportunities for kids and adults alike.  Willow Park is run by a group of dedicated volunteers and staff who […]

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My Sustainable Day-Cation in Mississauga Day 1 – Let Your Green Show

As I wrote about earlier, Mississauga launched their Let Your Green Show Campaign at their Canada Day Celebrations this year. And although I wasn’t able to divulge some of the exciting parts of the program before it was launched, I’m all too happy to tell you about it now that it is up and running, […]

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“Revenge of the Root Cellar” or “Yes, We Can!”

There’s been a quiet revolution going on the kitchens across Canada. As people start to go to farmers markets more and more, they get to know their farmers. They grow accustomed to the delicious bounty that the harvest brings in, and sometimes, if you’re like me, the harvest goes to your head, and in a […]

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My interview with Sarah Elton, Author of The Locavore

I have to say, I was pretty excited about getting to interview Sarah Elton ahead of her talk at the Burlington Public Library.  She’s been doing great work in the field of local food, and I was always interested to hear what she had to say on CBC Radio’s Here and Now, so I was […]

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My Sustainable Day-Cation in Burlington Day 3 – Local Food

After cycling into Burlington and touring some of their Green Buildings, I have to say, I was starting to get a might bit peckish.  As soon as my tour guides told me that we were going to go and see the City’s new Community Garden in Central Park, I knew that it was only going […]

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My Sustainable Day-Cation to Pickering: Part 4 of 5

This week we’ve been focusing heavily on a lot of the physical infrastructure that is making Pickering a more sustainable place to live. The great addition of the bridge to the Go Station, Pickering’s City Hall retrofits and the great sustainable place-making that is going on all across the City have provided an inspirational beginning […]

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