Hiking in Morningside Park

This past weekend we spent a couple of hours hiking in Morningside Park in Scarborough.

Morningside Park

We went to see if we could spot the salmon who return every fall to spawn. We didn’t see any. But we did see blue jays, ducks, minnows and even a heron.


#PaddleTheDon with Kathleen Wynne

#paddlethedon | karim kanji

This past weekend I was invited to participate in the annual Manulife Paddle The Don event in Toronto.

At the heart of Canada’s largest urban region is the Don River. Once a year, Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) provides a unique opportunity for people to paddle the Don River from Ernest Thompson Seton Park to the mouth at the Keating Channel.

Manulife Paddle the Don is all about having fun, enjoying nature, and celebrating the Don River watershed. The trip also provides a time for reflection on all the benefits we derive from the natural environment – air, water, resources, recreation, and spiritual renewal – that are integral to the health and function of the city and the surrounding region.

It was a beautiful day to celebrate the natural wonder and environment that is the Don River and it’s surrounding parks.

I also had the opportunity to chat with Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne.

Getting ready to #paddlethedon with @parkppl! #Toronto #parkTO #river

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McCowan and Hague Parks

McCowan + Hague Park | Scarborough + Toronto | karim kanji

Last week we hiked through the McCowan and Hague Park corridor in Scarborough. I think the ravine is the Pringdale Ravine. The Pringdale become buried and re-emerges further south in Gates Gully before emptying into Lake Ontario.

Pringdale Ravine | Scarborough - Toronto | karim kanji

To the north and east is the popular Cedarbrook Park.

The walk featured the ravine and a dense forest. It’s very accessible even during the winter.  I hope you enjoy the photos below.