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Harvest Ontario Walk 2023 in Memory of Jennifer (Jenni) Le Forestier

Written by Dan O’Reilly

Although it has been somewhat  overshadowed by the fight to save Ontario’s Greenbelt, the Ontario Government’s plans to ram Highway 413 across a large portion of the western section of the Greater Toronto Area—including Caledon—have not gone way.

A number of citizen and environmental organizations are now transitioning back to this fight, which is heating up again.

Included in that endeavour are ecoCaledon, GASP (Grandmothers Act to Save Planet), and other groups who are organizing the Harvest Ontario Walk to Stop Highway 413 event in Bolton on Saturday, October 14.

Starting at 10 am, it’s being held in memory of Caledon environmentalist Jenni Le Forestier, who led the charge to stop the highway. The Belfountain resident died last December from cancer.

The rally will consist of two groups of walkers. One group will be walking from the Albion Bolton Community Centre, 150 Queen Street, to downtown Bolton. The second will be heading south from the ball diamonds at the Caledon Recreation Centre south. Both groups will merge at the Bolton Mill Park where the participants will be told some interesting facts about the founding of Bolton.

From there they will walk to King Street and then on to King and Queen Streets for a demonstration. For more information: danoreilly@sympatico.ca.

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Dan O’Reilly

Dan O’Reilly is a freelance writer specializing in design and construction, the environment, and historical preservation. He is also a regular contributor to the Daily Commercial News and Ontario Home Builder, the official magazine of the Ontario Home Builders Association.

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