Bushing It Through the Don Valley: A Hike in the Heart of Toronto

Lower Don River scenery

A week after my Northern bush excursion, I decided to try a longer walk, minus my heavy pack (I brought a day pack only). I set off from Toronto’s Beaches and walked to the access point of the Don Valley recreational trail along the Lakeshore. To my surprise, it was closed for construction. Deciding that I would skirt […]

Secret Trilliums: A Wild Backyard Bush Garden in French River

Fungus growing on a tree trunk

May long weekend, my brother and I went bushing (it really can’t be called hiking) on my parents’ property in the French River area. I loaded my pack for trek training, weighing in at 40 lbs., and we set off through the dense Northern Ontario underbrush. My brother taught me how to use a compass and guide myself […]

CN Tower Climb and Distillery District Fashion Designs

FAT's Toronto Alternative Fashion Week (portion of the program cover)

I joined about 10 or 15 colleagues in raising funds for United Way, and I made it up to the top of the CN Tower in 22 minutes! I couldn’t breathe much afterwards, but after a quick costume change, an interminable wait for the elevator — go figure we were only allowed to use the stairs in one […]

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