Upcoming photo walks 2016

December 27th, 2015

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

Date Organiser Location (tba = to be arranged) URL
Jun04 (Sat) Andrew Aga Khan Centre – East Don Trail – Edwards Gardens details
Jun18* (Sat) because Jun19 is Father’s Day Paul Dragon Boat Race Festival details
Jul09* (Sat) Brad tba tba
NOTE: July 2nd walk has been postponed to the 9th, partly because of the long weekend but also to coincide with Flickr’s worldwide photowalk. Details soon…
Jul17 (Sun) tba tba tba
Aug06 (Sat) tba tba tba
Aug21 (Sun) tba tba tba

(rest of the year = September: 03, 18; October: 01, 16; November: 05, 20; December: 03, 18)

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.

Dragon Boat Race Festival, June 18th

June 11th, 2016

Note: Saturday because Jun19 is Father’s Day.

Date: Saturday, June 18th.

Meet: at Jack Layton Ferry Terminal; we’ll catch the 10:15 ferry to Hanlan’s Point, so either buy tickets online or arrive in sufficient time to buy them there. The ferry schedule (expand “summer schedule” section) says the Hanlan’s Point ferry departs at 15 and 45 minutes past the hour.

Note: Adult fare is $7.50 (return); Student/Senior fare is $5.00 (return).

Morning: Ned Hanlan statue; plaque for Babe Ruth’s first professional home run; Gibraltar Point lighthouse; Manitou beach; up to the pier then down to the new maze and the regatta course.

Lunch: Nothing booked but there are lots of food stalls on the island.

Afternoon: There’s usually a large crowd for the Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival, so we’ll break into smaller groups. There’s an event map on their site; the competitors’ area is open to the public. There’s also Centreville theme park and Far Enough Farm close by.

Return to mainland: Meet at the fountain at 5pm. Line-up for the ferry back from Centre Island is always long, so (we’ll decide at that time) we can catch the ferry from Ward’s Island or back at Hanlan’s Point.

Post-walk: Firkin On Harbour – confirmed; 5:30pm; separate bills

Hashtag: “TOPW:DBRF16”

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.

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Aga Khan Centre – East Don Trail – Edwards Gardens, June 4th

May 30th, 2016

Andrew Smith is organising/leading this walk:

10:00 AM – Meet-up at the On the Run/Tim Horton’s @ Wynford Dr and Don Mills Rd

The morning walk of 4.4km will take us through the grounds of the Aga Khan Islamic Centre, then down into the Don Valley along the East Don Trail, with the group photoshoot at the “Rainbow Bridge”. Then heading over to Don Mills Plaza for lunch.

12:30 PM Lunch at Jack Astor’s (TBC)

2:00 PM Afternoon walk of 4.7km. From the Don Mills Plaza we will head over to Leslie Street and into Edwards Gardens at the south end. Stroll up through the gardens, then just north of Lawrence we’ll do a little residential stroll on our way back to the Don Mills Plaza for the walk ending bevvie.

5:00 PM Bevvies at the Bier Market

Google Map: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=16YSzyt_OOU5DkjoX-FFOjxJtpeE

Hashtag: TOPW:AGED

Walk Notes

TTC to start spot:
Please note that the SUBWAY will be CLOSED from St. George to Pape stations
#25 Don Mills bus from Pape station – about a 20 minute ride. / Get off at Wynford Drive
#34 Eglinton East from either Eglinton or Kennedy Station – about 25 mins / Get off at Don Mills and walk north
#100 Flemingdon Park bus from Eglinton Station – about a 25 minute ride / Bus turns north at Don Mills Road, so get off at Wynford Drive

If you are driving to this walk, I suggest that you park in the southernmost parking lot of the Don Mills Plaza. Both our morning and afternoon walks finish close to there. It is about a 1km walk south to the start spot.

Most of the morning walk is out in the opening with little or no shade. Bring water, hydrate, sunscreen, etc.

The afternoon walk through the gardens will be shadier.

No washrooms for most of the route. If you see one – use it!

Andrew will be leading the walk. He will be cracking the whip and leaving the stragglers to fend of the wildlife of the Valley themselves. Being a phone Luddite he has no cellphone so we need someone with a phone to volunteer as the point of contact.

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Dim Sum/PS Kensington, May 29th

May 18th, 2016

NOTE: the Sunday walk has been moved to May 29th

11:00am – Meet for dim sum at Rosewood Chinese Cuisine – 463 Dundas St West (upstairs)

1:30pm – Head towards Kensington Market. I will explore, for an hour or so, with those unfamiliar to the market and afterwards we can to take in the sights & sounds on our own or in smaller groups. Usually a number of us will arrange to meet for a brew at a local establishment (can be arranged the day of)

Pedestrian Sunday’s info: http://www.kensingtonmarketbia.com/pedestrian-sundays-in-kensington-market.htm

If you need to find me Vicki 416-428-6631

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St. Clair, May 7th

April 28th, 2016

Dom is organising/leading the walk on Saturday 7th May 2016.

We will begin at 10:00am at Gunn’s Loop and take detour and come back to St. Clair for Lunch and finish off at St. Clair.
Map is @ https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1KoJz5rM9KTuqCpt8d5iooFZeOi8
Lunch is at “Tita La Guanaca” at 1028 St. Clair Avenue West (Please confirm your attendance as soon as possible, its a small place and they will have to be notified about the approx. number of people coming for lunch.)
For overflow and alternative there is “Khmer Thai Restaurant” around the corner.
Hope to see you there.
My Phone Number is 647-290-2554 if you need to get in touch with me…:)
Hashtag: “TOPW:SC”

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Parkdale, April 17th

April 13th, 2016

Updated with route maps…

10:00am Meet: Rustic Cosmo Cafe (1278 Queen St W, just west of Dufferin)

Morning Route: https://www.plotaroute.com/route/196030

12:00pm Lunch: Cadillac Lounge – 1296 Queen St. W

Afternoon Route: https://www.plotaroute.com/route/196040

5:00pm. Find a spot with whoever’s left

If you arriving at a different time call Vicki 416-428-6631 or Jeff 416-423-2910

Hashtag: “TOPW:PKDL”

Please note TTC restrictions in your travels; no subway service between St George & Lawrence West; no subway service until noon between Pape & St George.

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