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
Aug06 Brad Downtown Tours details
Aug21 (Sun) Andrew Portraits & Pot Luck details
Sep03 tba tba tba
Sep18 (Sun) tba tba tba
Oct01 Paul WorldWide Photo Walk (WWPW) details
Oct16 (Sun) tba tba tba

(rest of the year = 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.

Portraits & Pot Luck, August 21st

August 10th, 2016

Thanks to Andrew for hosting this!

Time for a “walk” in the shade …

Andrew’s address: 40 Harriet St, Toronto …. 1 block north of Leslie & Gerrard

The plan: Gather at my house/backyard at 11am and for a couple of hours we will take portraits of each other – Yes! —- YOU get to be the models as well as the photographers.
I will have a few set ups in and around my house, plus there are some locations on my street that we can use.
I have light boxes, umbrellas, a few strobes, universal trigger … some stuff.
Bring your off camera flashes, any props or other gear you think appropriate

At 1pm-ish we will sit down for a pot luck lunch.
My backyard is quite large with lots of seating and is 95% shaded – by the trees, by the permanent tarp and the temporary parachute.

After lunch we will sit in the shade and talk a lot …..

Hashtag: TOPW:PPL

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Downtown Tours, August 6th

August 2nd, 2016

Brad has arranged a couple of tours for this walk!

Meet: 10:00 AM at the south west corner of Bloor and Queens Park. The door for the Museum.
South on Queens Park. Through Queens Park and arrive at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario for 10:45.
Tour group booked for 25 people of the Legislative at 11:00 to 11:45.
Notes for tour:
1 Everyone over 16 years old will need photo ID.
2 There are no tripods allowed to be set in building.
3. There is some construction at Queens Park.

Leave Queens Park at 11:45 and walk from there to University Ave. University to Elm. Elm to number 35.
The Queen and Beaver Public House for our lunch stop at 12:30.
Reservation confirmed for 25 at 12:30

Afternoon Walk
Leave the pub and walk along Elm to Yonge St. Yonge to Gould. Along Gould to 33 Gould St.
Tour the Ryerson Image Centre
After the tour we can meet at the door and go for a drink.
3 Brewers Unconfirmed

Hashtag: TOPW:Queen

Walk leader: Brad 416-305-0266

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**NOTE: Line 1 Yonge-University: St George to Union closure on August 6.

Toronto’s Harbourfests, July 24th

July 20th, 2016

Thanks to Olya for leading this Sunday’s walk:

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/xHrnz7js6e42

Meet: 10:00am near the statue of Jack Layton on the bike. Take the ferry to Ward’s Island (link to buy tickets online: https://secure.toronto.ca/FerryTicketOnline/tickets/index.jsp ).

Morning walk: Ward Island to Centre Island.

Lunch: Carousel Cafe (or bring your own lunch – not a lot of choices on the island).

Afternoon: check out the Figment festival on Olympic Island (https://www.facebook.com/events/674385622701604/), take ferry back to the mainland at 2 or 3pm (depending on the festival).

Post-walk: head towards St.Lawrence market area for drinks (place TBD). For those so inclined, there’s also the T&T Night Market 4-10pm (https://www.facebook.com/events/1761750137405688/ )

Hashag: TOPW:THF16

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World Wide Flickr Photo Walk (Macro), July 9th

July 4th, 2016

Thanks to Brad for leading this walk.

Date: Saturday, July 9th.

Meet at Sherbourne Subway 10:00 AM; Timothy’s Coffee south east Corner

Morning: Sherbourne St South to Wellesley St East,Wellesley St to Wellesley Park, Park to Amelia St, Amelia St to Sumach St to Winchester St. Winchester to Riverdale Farm and Necropolis.

10:45 to 11:45 take photos at Riverdale farm and Necropolis
Meet at to gate to park.
Walk through park to Carlton, Carlton to Allen Gardens.

12:15 t0 1:30 Allen Gardens
12:30 to 1:00 PM
Demonstrations of the following Macro Shooting Equipment (Sony Camera Will be Used)

  • Close Up Filter
  • Extension Tubes
  • Macro Lens
  • Wireless transfer to phone or tablet

1:30 PM End of Flickr Walk

Option for Toronto Photo Walkers
Hair of the Dog Pub, 425 Church St (unconfirmed)
Plan if we want to continue walking.

Hashtag: “TOPM:WWF16”

Walk Leader: Brad, 416-305-0266.

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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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