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LIFE ON THE EDGE (Between City & Country)

“..at certain times of the year the aura around the woodland could reach as far as the house.” Robert Holdstock, “Mythago Wood,” (1984)

Greetings. I’m presently (2017) writing a manuscript entitled “Life On The Edge (Between City & Country).” It’s based on our on-going thirty-year tenancy in a small century-old house ensconced within a thousand acres of river-valley and old farmland on the South Slope of the Oak Ridges Moraine, at the Greater Toronto Area’s northwest edge. 369 more words

James E Garratt

GO Transit's 404 Error?

GO Train at Gormley Station

Previously on this blog, I wrote about how new public institutions like hospitals and university campuses are built in isolated, auto-dependent areas without regard to provincial land use policies… 1,194 more words


Oak Ridges Moraine Policy Paper

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Moraines are glacially-formed accumulations of soil and debris which are deposited through glacial processes, such as the recession of a glacier. 12,157 more words

Policy Paper Phase 1

Oak Ridges Moraine

The Oak Ridges Moraine Plan is a Provincial planning document that aims to protect natural resources, agricultural resources, and key ecological features and functions.

The Township of Adjala-Tosorontio is subject to the policies of both the Oak Ridges Moraine and Greenbelt Plans, however, the policies of the Oak Ridges Moraine Plan are more protective of the natural environment and will be the predominant Plan to guide development. 490 more words

Visioning Discussion Paper

Nature Conservancy of Canada protects more of ecologically significant Toronto-area forest

KING CITY, Ont. – The Nature Conservancy of Canada has purchased two new properties in one of the Greater Toronto Area’s most biologically rich areas. 173 more words