vegan at jack astors

For my friend Samantha’s 21st birthday, we went out for dinner to celebrate at Samantha’s restaurant of choice: Jack Astors. Most of the meals, appetizers and desserts at Jack Astors are not vegan friendly, nor can they be easily adjusted to be vegan friendly. Luckily, for those with dietary restrictions, the Jack Astor’s menu is…

early november hike

Saturday, November 4th, 2017 10:00 – 11:00 Seaton Trail, Pickering, Ontario Whites Road Entrance A collection of my favourite photos \

found cards

While rummaging around in my grandmothers basement, I came across an incomplete deck of cards. These were my favourites.  

feeding the red-breasted nuthatch

Red-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta canadensis The red breasted nuthatch is a non-migratory bird native to Canada and the United States. This species is relatively small in size with a sharp, pointed face and a distinctive rusty orange/red underside.   This bird is not of concern for being threatened, however, the removal of dead trees negatively impacts…

October 2017

From my weekend in Waterloo visiting my friends Payton and Drew.  

feeding black-capped chickadees

Black-capped Chickadee, Poecile atricapillus The black-capped chickadee is a nonmigratory bird found in Canada and the United States. This species can be found in woodlots, urban neighbourhoods, and parks. Evident from the attached photos, this species has white cheeks and underside with a black bill and of course, a black cap. The back and wings…

how do your daily choices impact your world?

I work at an outdoor education centre and out main theme and question for the students that come to visit is this: how do your daily choices impact your world? Over the course of the visiting students trip to our centre we teach many lessons and cover various sustainability topics. All of which, the goal…

vegan friendly beavertails

It is not often that my coworkers and I get to have a night off at the same time, but when we do: we make an evening out of it. Last week, Olivia, Sam and I, left the island and went to Beaver Tails at the harbourfront. The staff were very knowledgeable on veganism and…

you can make a difference

It’s true. The small changes you make in your daily life can have a big impact on the world around you. From your family and friends following your lead, to businesses taking the next step, to the people you come across every day in your life being inspired by your conscious actions to make changes…

Ecological Restoration in Duntroon, Ontario

Over the past academic term (May 2017 – August 2017), I was a part of a team of individuals working on an ecological restoration project in Duntroon, Ontario. Duntroon is approximately 12km south of Collingwood, Ontario and 60km north of Orangeville, Ontario. The goal of the project is to find out if moving soil from…

Island Exploration

Being new to Toronto Island calls for some exploration in my free time. This week, I took Wednesday evening off and went for a long bike ride from Hanlans Point to Wards Island.   The island is very different from everywhere else I have ever visited. The island’s gardens are perfectly manicured at all times,…

Mono Cliffs Outdoor Education Centre Visit

My first week working for the Toronto District School Board included a day full of training with the other interns and Outdoor Education staff at the Mono Cliffs location. On Monday night we drove up to the centre where we stayed overnight in the student dorms. Luckily for me, my good friend Alex was one…