Toronto Star Series

Becca McLellan and her son, Riley, 2, at Albion Hills Conservation Area, which provides a cottage-by-the-city experience with RV spots. PHOTO CREDIT Shayne Gray

Part 4:
Green spaces make ‘staycation’ a natural choice
Toronto Star, Saturday, July 18, 2015

Thanks to conservation areas, experiencing the wilderness is…
CVC's Ashoo Anand, second from left, at the Terra Cotta Conservation Area with an ESL class from Mississauga's Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre.

Part 3:
Natural connections with diversity
Toronto Star, Saturday, June 20, 2015

Various programs bring multicultural perspective to GTA's conservation…
The Grade 12 environmental studies class from Forest Hills Collegiate explores the trails near the Kortright Centre for Conservation. Spending time outdoors provides many health benefits.

Part 2:
A natural way to finding better health
Toronto Star, Saturday, May 23, 2015

Greater contact with nature helps reduce anxiety, stress and…
TRCA‘s Adam Dembe uses a High Efficiency Trail Assessment Process device to collect detailed data on conservation authority-managed trails to assess the accessibility of conservation trails. Photo by Shayne Gray.

Part 1:
Trailblazers help you explore the outdoors
Toronto Star, Saturday, April 25, 2015

The innovation behind today’s trails is leading to recreational…