Be Sure to Check out the Great Line Up of Presenters for Trailhead Toronto!


Trailhead Toronto has a great line-up of trail knowledge experts – please join us to hear great information and engaging discussion on:

Cycling Infrastructure and Safety in the City – Joey Schwartz, Toronto Bicycling Network

How walking can alter your mood, and more! – Terri LeRoux, Credit Valley Conservation

Classifying Your Trail for Better Experience – Mark Schmidt, Parks Canada

Gaining Trails in Urban Environments – Wayne Terryberry, McMaster University

Heritage Awareness the Signage – Larry Frost, Native Cultural Centre of Toronto

Provincial Supports from the Ontario Trails Strategy, the Ontario Trails Act and other Ministry led initiatives – ADM Harlow Ministry Tourism Culture and Sport

Accessible Trails in the City – Wendy Strickland, City of Toronto

Building trails on TRCA Lands – Mike Bender, Toronto Region Conservation Authority

Trails and Parks in the City – Karen Sun, City of Toronto

Healthy Hikes – enabling your health province wide – Nekeisha Mohammed, Conservation Ontario

And more!!





Trailhead Toronto Nov 24, 2016

In two weeks we are running Trailhead Toronto. Love trails, live in the GTA, manage lands, trails, or participate as an organizer of trail activities, hiking, cycling, bird watching, cross country, running, dirt bike, horse…..join us as we talk trails. Very very professional line up of excellent leaders. Nov 24 at the Ontario Heritage Trust Centre. Toronto.

Use the menu to find out about the program, speakers, location and to register.


Be sure to Consult with the GRCA!

activity_geocaching_headerGanaraska Forest Management Plan Update

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) is in the process of updating the Forest Management Plan (FMP) for the Ganaraska Forest. The last FMP was completed in 1998 and provided framework for managing the forest for the next 10 years. The current FMP has a December 31, 2017 sunset date and the new plan must be developed to guide the use and management of the Ganaraska Forest moving forward.

Throughout this process, the GRCA is seeking public input. Your assistance is much appreciated.

Current Ganaraska Forest Management Plan:
Forest Management Plan – Volume 1 of 3
Forest Management Plan – Volume 2 of 3
Forest Management Plan – Volume 3 of 3

Ganaraska Forest Trails Project (Marsh Report) – August 1997

Frequently Asked Questions

Have Your Say – please fill out the comment card and mail to the GRCA (address at bottom of card)

Online Survey

Community E-News
Issue # 1

Upcoming Meetings

~ Ganaraska Forest Landowner/Neighbour Meeting – November 2nd – Agenda
~ Ganaraska Forest Recreational Users Committee Meeting – November 3rd – Agenda
~ Ganaraska Forest Patroller’s Meeting – November 8th – Agenda
~ Ganaraska Forest Public Meeting/Open House – November 22nd @ the Ganaraska Forest Centre – 4:00-8:00pm

Questions? Please do not hesitate to contact us via email or by calling 905.885.8173.


New speakers added to Trailhead Toronto

Be sure to watch for updates to our presenters!

Carolyn Woodland OALA, FCSLA, MCIP, RPP Senior Director, Planning, Greenspace and Communications for the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA).
Carolyn Woodland OALA, FCSLA, MCIP, RPP Senior Director, Planning, Greenspace and Communications for the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA).

We are Very pleased to have added Carolyn Woodland OALA, FCSLA, MCIP, RPP as a speaker to the Trailhead Toronto Agenda. Thanks to TRCA and to Carolyn for giving of their time and expertise. November 24, 2016

Carolyn Woodland is Senior Director, Planning, Greenspace and Communications for the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA). Since 2002, she has overseen the environmental planning, development review, policy and environmental assessment functions for the conservation authority within 18 municipalities. She has worked with Waterfront Toronto, the National Capital Commission (Ottawa), the former Crombie Commission, and City of Toronto on many landmark planning and design assignments. She and her team prepared the award winning “The Living City Policies for Planning and Development in the Watersheds of TRCA”, setting new design and technical standards for green infrastructure in new and redeveloping communities.
Carolyn is a landscape architect and planner with almost 40 years of experience as an award winning consultant, academic (University of Toronto), and in public service. She has lectured across Canada on the importance of setting new community directions with an ecological view to planning and urban form. A few of her trail planning and resource management/tourism projects include Discovery Routes of the Near North, Rouge Park Management Plan, Twenty Valley Tourism Strategy, and the Martin Goodman Trail at Humber Bay Shores.

Pleased to have added Joey Schwartz to our program!

Joey Schwartz is the Advocacy Director for the Toronto Bicycling Network (TBN), the largest recreational cycling club in the GTA.

He’s also a CAN-BIKE instructor teaching at various locations throughout the GTA. He was on the founding committee of the West Toronto Railpath, when it was a sub-committee of the Roncesvalles–MacDonell Residents’ Association back in 1997.

He’s also been active with the Bells on Bloor campaign and with Advocacy for Respect for Cyclists (ARC), mostly helping out on the memorial Ghost Bike Rides they sponsor about a week after a cyclist is killed in Toronto.