Sunday, 13 April 2008

Bare Oaks at the Green Living Show

Bare Oaks will be exhibiting Friday through Sunday at the Green Living Show in the Direct Energy Centre (at the CNE) in Toronto.

For nearly a century, respect for the environment has been one of the core principles of naturism. In fact, you could say that naturists are the original environmentalists! So it seem to make perfect sense that those who attend the Green Living Show might be interested in naturism.

For existing naturists, it is a great place to get ideas for living a more environmentally-friendly life. If you wish to attend the show, here are some places you can go to get a discount:
About the show:
  • Over 400 exhibitors with simple, practical “greenovations”
  • Hundreds of new products
  • Earth-friendly advice and services
  • Sample * Sip * Shop * Learn* Discover * Play
  • Don't miss this enlightening and entertaining event!
  • Shop with leading environmental exhibitors in a wide range of categories: Transportation • Food & Beverage • Energy • Home and Garden • Health & Wellness • Green Business • Eco Fashion • Eco-Tourism & Recreation • Green Building • Environmental Education • Environmental Organizations
Show Hours
Friday, April 25 - 10 am - 9 pm
Saturday, April 26 -10 am - 9 pm
Sunday, April 27 -10 am - 6 pm

Public Transit :
Take the 509 Harbourfront streetcar from Union Station or the 511 Bathurst streetcar from Bathurst Station.

There's plenty of parking adjacent to the Direct Energy Centre
All-Day Parking - $11.

Bike Parking:
Ample bike parking will be available outside the main entrance on the south and west side of the Direct Energy Centre.

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Bare Oaks Spring Flood

The yearly Bare Oaks spring flood is on. With the warmer weather comes the runoff through the Black River and Harrison Creek. The unusually high amount of snowfall this year has created some record flooding. Yesterday, the water was running over parts of Kennedy Road and Queensville Sideroad had to be closed because some much water was flowing over it.

If you are planning on visiting Bare Oaks in the next while, please be careful. If you are traveling at night, you may not see the water on the road until you are in it.

Access to the back of Bare Oaks (Beckett Circle) is limited to foot traffic for the next few weeks while the road dries up. For the next few days, you'll need a good set of waterproof boots because the water is flowing over Connett Drive at the bridge over the Black River. Today, it is 15-20 cm deep.

Be very careful! The water is much deeper and flows faster than it looks!

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