December 20th, 2016
Our regular schedule for 2017 is the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month; off-schedule walks have an asterisk against the date:
|| Walk name / location (tba = to be arranged)
|| Andrew Smith
|| Focus on Gerrard – 6ix Clicks Collective
| Apr22* (tbc)
|| Brian Hagan
|| Cherry blossoms, High Park
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.
March 10th, 2017
An offshoot of TOPW is the 6ix Clicks Collective (Andrew Smith, David Williams, Mary Crandall, Jeff Stewart, Sasha Furlani, Harry Halyk) and we currently have 2 exhibits running for the month of March at the Riverdale Gallery. One is part of the citywide Myseum Intersections festival – “Focus on Gerrard” – portraits and words of people from the part of Gerrard known as Little India. We also have a group show of our own work.
This walk will look at Gerrard Street from Broadview to Coxwell.
10:00AM – meet at the Tim Hortons at 547 Gerrard St. East (just west of Broadview).
We will walk east along Gerrard.
Last year, there were 7 new murals painted around Broadview and Gerrard, depicting wonders of the world.
12:00noon – Lunch at the Lahore Tikka House
1:30pm – The Riverdale Gallery, 1326 Gerrard St. East, 3rd floor.
This is where both of our photo shows are hung. From the gallery we will spread out in small groups to photograph “Little India” … Gerrard St from Greenwood to Coxwell … ending up back at the gallery.
Walk leader: Andrew Smith
January 30th, 2017
Moved to Sunday by special request:
Meet: 10:00 am – Meet in the Market Garden in the Chelsea Hotel (33 Gerrard St. West)
Morning route: https://www.plotaroute.com/route/348137
12:30pm – 3 Brewers Adelaide, 120 Adelaide Street
Afternoon walk: We’ll pick a direction and wander that way.
Contact Vicki 416-428-6631
January 19th, 2017
Thanks to Brad for organising/leading this:
Meet: 10:00 AM at Starbucks at 438 Richmond St West
We can work on our portrait and minimalist photography along Graffiti Alley.
The group can take turns being the models for the other to photograph.
Those wishing to bring any lighting equipment and want to drive there is a G P parking lot off Augusta Ave north of Queen St.
I thought to make this more of a challenge when you post the pictures in the Flickr group pool they have to be 1:1 or the square format. This would also make you think and do minimalist photography when taking photos of the Graffiti. Pictures that are not square can still be posted.
If someone wants to maybe we could have someone do video and you could do a Rick Mercer Rant.
After we are there for a few hours or when everyone has enough time to take pictures we will go to a nearby bar for drinks.
Tequila Bookworm 512 Queen St West: Unconfirmed
My contact information is Brad 416-305-0266
December 20th, 2016
As is tradition for TOPW, we will kick off the year with the Hair of the Dog walk on January 1st.
Meet: 11am on the beach/boardwalk by Sunnyside Pavillion [map]
There’s usually a huge crowd, so we normally break up into smaller groups in order to find spots from which to shoot.
Rumour has it that Georgette, Michael, Andrew Grieve and Mark Collins are taking part in the 12th annual Toronto Polar Bear Dip and raising money for Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area.
After the dip (about 12:30pm) we’ll head to a bar. (Firkin on the Bay – confirmed)
There’s no walk planned after lunch; we usually sit around and chat for most of the afternoon.