Category Archives: Toronto greenspace

Noonan’s Tuesday, May 5/20 Hike the Rouge

Double-Crested Cormorant

Tern in Flight

Cliff Swallows



Rouge National Urban Park Boundaries…

…with visitor centre options…

2018 trails

New Rouge National Park Addition!

The Ontario government belatedly announced the transfer of some of the previously committed to provincial lands on Saturday, October 21 in a brief ceremony! This new announcement transferred 6.5 square KM to the new Parks Canada urban national park.

MPP Ted Arnott was critical that the government had not yet transferred the remaining 15 square KM as per the previous agreement between the Federal and Provincial governments, the provincial Liberal government stating that this transfer will be announced at a later date.

Slowly but surely Rouge National Urban Park project marches toward completion, but it looks like there is still a way to go before a full appreciation of what this unique Canadian National Park can be.

Read the debate surrounding the Amendment to the Rouge National Urban Park Act…


Check with the House of Commons Hansard service and read the debate transcript from November 24 re the various changes and amendments to the above-mentioned.



(Check -view all updates -on the above site)

Noonan’s Fall Hike- Wherever you look there is amazing colour!


Governments finally announce land transfer…

…to the new Rouge National Urban Park by Province of Ontario to honour earlier agreement at last! Whoopie!


Check the first half of the March 2016 park hike schedules and plan to join in:

-Sat, Mar 5; Sun,Mar 6; Wed, Mar 9: Sat, Mar 12; Sun,Mar 13;, Mon, Mar 14; Tuesday, Mar 15

for info:

FEBRUARY ICE JAMS – Rouge National Urban Park

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Rouge National Urban Park Minister promises park completion…

Federal Canadian Minister of the Environment, Catharine McKenna, promises that Rouge National Urban Park will be completed; ” Looking forward to the completion of Rouge Park to protect its important ecosystems and its heritage values”…