About Us

About Us

Tim Tiner and Doug Bennet

Tim Tiner

Tim Tiner has worked as a nature writer for 30 years. In addition to co-authoring five popular nature guide books, his work has appeared in On Nature magazine (formerly called Seasons), the official journal of Ontario Nature; Cottage Life magazine, and Canadian Geographic.

He covered the environmental beat for Now magazine and lived in Hong Kong, where he was a staff writer at the newsmagazine Asiaweek.

He has travelled across Canada, through Asia, ridden the Trans-Siberian Express to Europe and worked as a student in London, England. Born in Nova Scotia and raised in Ottawa and St. Catharines, Ontario, he attended the School of Journalism at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson).

Tim currently lives in Toronto’s Riverdale neighbourhood with his spouse Ellie Kirzner and most often frequents the Don Valley and the Leslie Street Spit for local nature outings.

Doug Bennet

Doug Bennet is an avid birder, canoeist, and camper. He currently works for the City of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division. He is also an award-winning journalist and former publisher of Masthead, the trade journal for the magazine industry, and Design Edge Canada for the graphic design industry. He was previously the editor of Canadian Home Workshop magazine. A graduate of the School of Journalism at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson), Doug was born in Montreal, grew up in Ottawa and has lived in Calgary and London, England. He now resides with his wife Nancy Kay Clark in Toronto’s Roncesvalles neighbourhood, where they raised two children, spending countless hours in nearby High Park and the city’s western lakefront.

Below: Younger versions of Tim and Doug