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Portage for Wilderness, Oct. 24
PORTAGE FOR WILDERNESS
Saturday, October 24th, 1998
Queen's Park, Toronto
GRAB YOUR CANOE NOW!
HELP PROTECT ONTARIO'S WILD PLACES!
Partnership for Public Lands
World Wildlife Fund, Federation of Ontario Naturalists and Wildlands League
Help us ensure that the province's Lands for Life initiative results in the
PROTECTION - rather than the DESTRUCTION - of Ontario's wilderness
heritage. Decisions on the fate of about one half of Ontario's landbase
are being made now. Your participation and support for protecting
Ontario's wild places is crucial. It's your land, get involved! Please
forward this information to any interested parties or listserves!!!
The purpose of the Portage for Wilderness event is to show public support
for the protection of Ontario's wilderness, and to send a strong visual
message to national and internatinal audiences as we portage our canoes
around Queen's Park.
Participants WITH Canoes Canoe unloading will occur at the gathering area
on St. Joseph St. between 10 AM and 11:30 AM. St. Joseph St. is between
Queen's Park Crescent east and Bay St. Please enter onto St. Joseph St.
from Bay St. ONLY. If you require that a map be sent to you please call
Andrea at 444.8419 or 1.800.440.2366.
Nearby parking is available. We will ensure your canoe is checked in, safe
and well cared for while you park your vehicle.
It is a good idea to mark your canoe with a personal identification tag in
addition to what we will provide.
The Portage will begin at 12 PM from St. Joseph St. and will be
approximately 0.5 km in length. We will have volunteers to help carry your
canoe if you get tired!
Please bring blankets or tarps to rest your canoe down at the gathering
area -we will provide as many as we can!
Participants WITHOUT Canoes Please arrive at Queen's Park - Ontario
Legislative Assembly (between University Ave and Wellesley St. West) at 12
PM. If you require that a map be sent to you please contact Andrea at
444.8419 or 1.800.440.2366.
Nearby parking is available.
If you are taking the Toronto Transit (TTC) get off at Queen's Park
Please feel free to bring banners to show your support to "Save Ontario's
All canoes and participants will help to form an Ontario pine tree on the
front grounds of the Ontario Legislative Assembly. Be prepared to have
your picture taken by a helicopter!
Please wear bright coloured clothing for the photograph. Dress warmly - Be
prepared for all weather possibilities!
Portage for Wilderness t-shirts (100% cotton) will be sold at the gathering
You may want to pack a picnic and water!
So we can plan?let us know if?
You are bringing a canoe
You need assistance portaging your canoe
You need assigned volunteers because you are bringing more than 1 canoe
You are bringing a banner instead of canoe
Nearby Parking Options
St. Joseph St. at St. Michael's College $6.00 /day
South west corner of St. Joseph St. and Bay St. $10.00 /day
Wellesley St. east of Bay St. $5.00 /day
University of Toronto - King's College Circle $4.50 / day
St. Joseph St. east of Bay St. $1.75 / hour
Schedule of Events
10:00 AM to 11:45 AM -Unloading of canoes at gathering area on St. Joseph
St. Information, and T-shirt sales will be at this location.
11:45 AM to 1:00 PM - Canoe portage through Queen's Park, down Queen's Park
Crescent West to the Ontario Legislative Assembly.
1:00 PM to 1:45 PM - Formation of Ontario Pine Tree using participants and
1:45 PM to 3:30 PM - Speakers and musical entertainment!
3:30 PM -Vehicle retrieval and load canoes from the South Drive of the
Legislative Assembly. We do not have to return to the gathering area with
If you require any further information please do not hesistate to call
Andrea at 416.444.8419 or 1.800.440.2366
Partnership for Public Lands
355 Lesmill Road
Don Mills, On
The map is also posted on our website: www.web.net/wild
To share transportation from Eastern Ontario to Toronto for this event contact:
CANADIAN PARKS AND WILDERNESS SOCIETY
Ottawa Valley Chapter / Section Vallée de l'Outaouais
tel:(613) 730-2797 fax:(613) 730-0005 http://www.cpaws-ov.org
P.O. Box 3072, Station "D", Ottawa, ON, K1P 6H6
Defending wilderness in Ontario and Quebec since 1970.
Jean Langlois (now at: firstname.lastname@example.org)
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