Urban Green Tourism Is Ecotourism In The City.
Urban Green Tourism?
Pick up a copy of The OTHER Map and The OTHER Guide and learn more about the many fascinating things Toronto has to offer.
The Green Tourism Association is the first association to focus specifically on Ecotourism in the City. People want more options when exploring a city and are looking for a wide range of interesting, new, and off-the-beaten-track, cultural, environmental and heritage options in urban travel. This puts Toronto and our association on the cutting edge.
Imagine a mystical realm where a secret world hides in plain sight and you hold the key to its mysteries. Where time warps on a busy, modern street as you gaze from futuristic storefronts to the line of their nineteenth century rooftops. Catch the green flash of a community garden nestled among the bricks and mortar of urban chaos. Feel the numbing din of traffic melt away as you turn your back to the road and bike, in-line skate, or walk along a still, inner-city trail. Discover a long-forgotten stream, tread the marsh wetlands, or find living history among a garden of graves – some more than two hundred years old.
And you have this guide, this key to the other Toronto…
Whether you’re new to the city, visit often, or have lived here all your life – get ready to discover a city within the city. And you’ll be all the better for finding it. Toronto is not the first world class city to recognize that a rich and sustainable urban existence is more than a vague and distant vision: it is here and now. Toronto, however, is the first such city to offer a written green tourist guide and a companion green map to show people all the best ways to close in on the vision…
(from the back cover of The OTHER Guide to Toronto: Opening the Door to Green Tourism)