Allan Gardens: Not just a walk in the park

2021-07-13T05:39:13+01:00July 13th, 2021|Categories: Activities, Community, General|

- By Shirley Roberts -  Just steps south of St. James Town, Toronto residents and visitors will find an urban gem that is accessible to all, free of charge.  Located on the east side of Sherbourne Street, west side of Jarvis, from Carleton to Gerrard – Allan Gardens stands as a legacy to [...]

Crossing barriers to urban green space

2021-07-15T16:32:58+01:00July 13th, 2021|Categories: Activities, Community|

- By Lisa Kowalchuk -  An article in our June edition focused on the health benefits of exploring urban nature, and ways in which Park People (the group working to use parks to increase people’s quality of life) works to overcome inequalities in people’s access to green spaces in cities across Canada. In [...]

Bird watching gets a new look during the pandemic era

2021-07-28T20:20:39+01:00June 13th, 2021|Categories: Activities, Community, covid-19, education, General, mental health|

- By Nina Badwal -  A group on a bird walk (Photo: Andrés Jiménez Monge) A recreational activity that was once seen fitting for retired white men is now attracting a diverse group of people.  Bird watching – or birding which includes the visually impaired – has reached an all-time high as we [...]

Exploring urban nature’s health benefits

2021-06-17T14:54:54+01:00June 12th, 2021|Categories: Activities, Community, General|

- By Lisa Kowalchuk - As Toronto leaves behind the long pandemic winter of 2020, birdsong and greenery announce the coming season and its greater opportunities for enjoyment of the outdoors. Being in contact with green spaces and nature is shown in study after study to boost the mental and physical health of [...]

Leaving The World Better Than We Found It

2021-04-14T03:40:37+01:00April 14th, 2021|Categories: Activities, children, Community, Earth Day, education, General|

By Yvonne Yorke Since Earth Day's founding over 50 years ago, April 22 has been an occasion for people to  reflect on how they can better treat the environment. Did you know that high-density living, such  as an apartment building, is much more environmentally friendly than living in a rural  community? Shared walls = [...]

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