A few days ago Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park turned eleven years old (11 years since the current owners took over; 45 since it began as the Toronto Helios Society) which means last year was our decennial anniversary. The Federation of Canadian Naturists (FCN) published an article in the summer issue of Going Natural/Au naturel magazine which contained reflections about the growth of our club as well as the struggle of other clubs. You can read it online: http://www.bareoaks.ca/files/GN_32-2_Summer_2017-BareOaks.pdf You can read this article and many more if you join the FCN: https://fcn.ca/new-signupRead More →

Photo by:Modulor In Winnipeg, Ray and Sue Ryynanen, who are the owners of the land where the Crocus Grove Sun Club resides, decided to turn it into a textile campground and rename the property as Sandhill Pines. The media naturally jumped to the conclusion (with the recent stories about the closing of Glen Echo) that naturism in Canada was on the decline. This resulted in some press coverage for Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park because we are an exception to that conclusion. The Crocus Grove Sun Club is also disagreeing with that inference. They are actively looking for a new property. The Canadian Press did a story that wasRead More →

I was very sad to hear that Glen Echo Nudist Park, Ontario’s oldest continuously operating naturist club, was closing. In a letter dated August 21st, Mary and Edward Todorowsky (the founders and owners of Glen Echo) announced that the park would be closed effective October 1st. Apparently, the property has been sold to an individual as a private residence. Several people have asked me whether I’m happy about this. After all, it is well known that I tried to purchase Glen Echo several years ago and it ended in a disagreement between the owners and I. Some also theorize that Glen Echo is competition forRead More →