Upcoming photo walks

January 2nd, 2012

Our regular schedule is 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month; off-schedule walks have an asterisk against the date:

Date Organiser Location (tba = to be arranged) URL
Aug01 Andrew 150th walk & party details
Aug15 Jerome Hamilton Waterfront Trail Walk details
Sep04 tba tba tba
Sep19 tba tba tba
Oct03 Georgette & Michael tba tba (WorldWidePhotoWalk)
Oct17 Vicki & Michael tba tba

Past walks are listed here (with maps); future walk dates are on our calendar; if you’d like to help organise a walk, find out what’s involved.

Hamilton Waterfront Trail Walk, August 15th

August 10th, 2015

Jerome is leading our August 15th walk in Hamilton.

If you’re passionate about waterfronts and excited by the notion of walking along trails, then this is the walk for you! Come out to see for yourself that Hamilton is more than just a place you pass by on the 403! 😉

Carpooling will be mandatory to get to this walk… I spoke to the TTC but they don’t think they’ll be able to extend the subway this far by the weekend. The good news is you can leave your passport at home! We’ll park at the meet-up spot, and then relocate our cars a short distance after lunch to reduce the walking distance. Parking is free at both locations. The morning and afternoon routes are both closed circuits, so we’ll finish where we start.

Morning Walk Meet: 10:00 AM at Williams Cafe, 47 Discovery Drive, Hamilton, ON L8L 8B4 [map]

The morning route takes us past the yacht club, along the Harbour-West waterfront, through an older west end neighbourhood, then back down to HMCS Haida where we’ll pick up the Waterfront Trail again.

Lunch: Open to whatever you want! There are three choices: Williams (where you can get a beer!), the Waterfront Grill (where you can get a burger and HUGE servings of fries) or sit down at Sarcoa Restaurant & Bar, which is very $pricey$ for a lunch stop, so I recommend the first two options. You can also brown bag it if you like.

Afternoon Walk: 1:30 PM – We’ll reconvene at Williams and relocate our cars to: Bayfront Park, 200 Harbour Front Drive, Hamilton, ON L8L 1C8 [map]

It’s a five-minute drive away and saves us a little time. We’ll follow the Waterfront Trail around Bayfront Park. There are lots of birds along this route, so bring your long lenses. We’ll then cross over the rail yard where there’s lots of train traffic and construction going on, followed by a walk through old north Hamilton, passing by some historic buildings.

Post Walk: Fisher’s Eatery & Sports Pub
554 James Street North
Hamilton, ON L8L 1J5
(905)-526-9622
www.fisherspier.com/

I told them we’d be there between 4:30 and 5:00.

Hashtag: “TOPW:HWTW”

Walk Leader: Jerome Daly (289-242-7033). If you are lost or want to join us at another time during our walk, call/text so we can let you know where we are.

Remember that, although we usually plan walks to run 10am to about 5pm (depending on light), feel free to come and go whenever it fits with your schedule. [FAQ] [About TOPW]

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Parks and College, July 18th

July 11th, 2015

Date: Saturday, July 18th.

Meet: 10:00am at Castle Frank station (on the corner of Bloor and Castle Frank).

Morning: Castle Frank Rd; Cranleigh Gardens; South Drive; Milkman’s Lane; west on Park Drive Reservation Trail / Beltline; across Glen Road and Mt Pleasant; continue north on trail; cut west towards Rosehill Reservoir; Summerhill Ave; north on Yonge to pub. [map]

Lunch: Monk’s Table (confirmed)

Afternoon: East to Rosehill Reservoir; rejoin trail heading north; under St Clair; into Mount Pleasant cemetery; exit at SW corner; south on Yonge (or cut across Lawton Parkette) then head north on Lawton Blvd; west on Lonsdale; through Upper Canada College; east on Kilbarry Rd; north on Lascelles; NE through Oriole Park; east on Chaplin Crescent; north on Yonge to pub. [map]

Post-walk: The Wallace (confirmed)

Hashtag: “TOPW:PAC”

Walk Leader: Paul (647-388-5356); if you are lost or want to join us at another time during our walk, call/text so we can let you know where we are.

Remember that, although we usually plan walks to run 10am to about 5pm (depending on light), feel free to come and go whenever it fits with your schedule. [FAQ] [About TOPW]

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TOPW 150th Walk, August 1st

July 11th, 2015

It’s Toronto Photo Walks’ 150th Walk! Lizzie has designed us some T-shirts and Andrew has offered to host a potluck garden party.

First, the T-shirt info:

There are three styles – you can find pictures of them and the details of how to order them are Lizzie’s Flickr feed here.

To celebrate 150 walks we will walk in the morning and then have a potluck garden party in the afternoon in Andrew’s backyard.

Date: Saturday August 1st

Meet: 10:00am at Andrew’s House
, 40 Harriet St. – which is the first street north of Leslie & Gerrard
 [map]

Directions: TTC = 506 Streetcar from College or Main Stations / 72 Bus from Pape Station – get off at Gerrard and walk 1 block east
Drivers – it’s a long weekend, lots of my neighbours are off to the cottage so there should be parking on the street. If you get there and it is very full – ask me about special spots I have.



Morning: South on Hastings Ave; east on Gerrard; south on Alton Ave; east through Greenwood Park; north on Greenwood; east on Gerrard; north on Coxwell; west on Fairford; north on Woodfield; through Rail Garden and Monarch Park; west on Felstead; south on Greenwood; west on Wagstaff (via Left Field Brewery); west on Ivy Ave; south on Leslie; east on Harriet, ending back at Andrew’s House. [map]

Lunch: (12:30pm) A potluck lunch at Andrew’s (40 Harriet St., 1 block north of Leslie & Gerard) [map]
We will start at my house so that you can leave food & drink in the fridge while we walk.

No BBQ
Ken has kindly offered us a keg! :)
Near the end of the morning walk we will be passing by Left Field Brewery, which is open on Saturday.

My backyard has seating for 40, a large part is covered with a tarp and I’m still deciding on which parachute I will put up – the pink or the white.

Hashtag: “TOPW:150W”

Walk Leader: Andrew (416-462-3710 landline); morning walk contact is Paul (647-388-5356).
If you are lost or want to join us at another time during our walk, call/text so we can let you know where we are.

We know some TOPW regulars aren’t able to join us, so we’re also doing International Walks!

If you’re not able to join us in person, then do a remote TOPW walk wherever you are! Just remember to take photos of the walking (and drinking), then tag & post them with everyone else’s 150th celebration shots.

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Guild Park and Gardens Photo Walk, July 4th

July 2nd, 2015

Meet
9:30 am
Kennedy Subway Station, Passenger Pick-up Area

Leaving
9:45 am
for Guild Park and Gardens (by auto)

If you arrive later than 9:45 and there is no one to hitch a ride with, catch the 116C Morningside bus. It takes about twenty minutes to get to the park.

The entrance to Guild Park and Gardens is opposite 220 Guildwood Parkway. The GPS coordinates of the entrance are 43.748714, -79.193717.

Morning
10:00 am – 12:15 pm
Guild Park and Gardens
We plan to take pictures here for the morning.

Lunch
12:30 pm
The Olde Stone Cottage Pub
3750 Kingston Road, Scarborough

Afternoon
2:00 pm +
Scarborough Bluffs Park

Hashtag: “TOPW:GPG”

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TTC Challenge, June 20th

June 16th, 2015

Thanks to Jeff & David for stepping in at short notice.

Date: Saturday, June 20th.

Morning
Meet: 9:30am at Kipling Subway Station (past the turnstiles). Bus Platform (at ground level) next to the newspaper vendor.
Splitting into four groups.
Distribute Subway Station lists.

Start: 10:00am
Group 1 stays at Kipling Station.
Other Groups make their way eastward to their stations.

Each group visits their stations for approximately 30 minutes.

Lunch:
Meet: 12:30pm (approximately) Broadview Subway Station.
Take photographs at the station (time permitting).
Lunch: 12:30pm Factory Girl, 193 Danforth Ave at Broadview (to be arranged)

Afternoon
Splitting into three new groups for the afternoon.
Distribute Subway Station lists.

Meet: 2:00pm Broadview Subway Station (street entrance).

Resume: 2:30pm Groups make their way eastward to their stations.
Each group visits their stations for approximately 30 minutes.

Post-walk:
Meet: 4:00pm (approximately) Kennedy Subway Station.
Bus Platform (Gateway on the Go).
Take photographs at Kennedy until all participants arrive.

Hashtag: “TOPW:TTCC1”

Walk Leader: David Williams (647-449-4227) and Jeff Stewart (416-423-2910). If you are lost or want to join us at another time during our walk, call/text so we can let you know where we are.

Remember that, although we usually plan walks to run 10am to about 5pm (depending on light), feel free to come and go whenever it fits with your schedule. [FAQ] [About TOPW]

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