Upcoming photo walks 2019

December 16th, 2018

Our regular schedule for 2019 is the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month (same as 2018); off-schedule walks have an asterisk against the date.

Date Organiser Walk name / location (tba = to be arranged) URL
Nov09 Paul, Jeff TOPW’s 10th Anniversary details
Nov23 Domnic & Jeff Keele to Ossington details
Dec14 Vicki Seasonal Lights tba
Future Jan01

Please remember to continue using the two hashtags when you post your photos: “2019TOPWrs” for walks on the regular schedule and “2019TOPWos” for those that are off-schedule – this helps our admins with keeping the feeds on track.

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.

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Twitter account is down

November 21st, 2019

I made the mistake of changing the birthday for the TOPW twitter account to match the formation of the group (November 2009) and Twitter immediately locked the account because that means the account is “under age”!

I’ve started the process to get it unlocked, but there’s no hint as to how long this might take. It would have been nice if there’d been a warning but I guess that would mean kids might lie about their DoB … oh yeah, I guess they do that already. 🙂

Keele to Ossington, November 23rd

November 19th, 2019

Thanks to Dom and Jeff for planning & leading this walk.

Meet at the Tim Hortons on the NE corner of Bloor and Indian Grove (1728 Bloor Street West). Heading out to walk about 10:00am.

We’ll walk eastward along the alley between the Bloor Street stores and the subway track, to Dundas Street West, down to Bloor Street, east to the West Toronto Railpath, over to Sterling Road, dropping into the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), south to Dundas Street, east to Ossington Avenue. Some of the route may be on minor side streets and alleyways.

Lunch: The Lakeview Restaurant, 1132 Dundas Street West (near the northeast corner of Dundas and Ossington), for about 12:30/1:00pm.

Afternoon: Photo walkers can continue along Dundas Street until they are completely exhausted, their memory cards are full, or both.

Contact: Dominic Santiago 647-290-2554 / Jeff Stewart 416-423-2910

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Happy 10th Anniversary!

November 16th, 2019

Thank you to everyone who has participated in our photowalks over the past 10 years, especially to those who have organised and led walks.

It’s hard to believe TOPW has been going for so long – we’ve grown from nine people on the first walk to almost 3,000 members. (It’s a good thing everyone doesn’t show up at the same time!)

There are a couple of scheduled walks before the end of the year (and we might squeeze in an off-schedule walk too) then we’ll start 2020 with the Hair Of The Dog walk, as usual.

Hopefully those of you who have been on a walk will consider planning one (or helping someone who has already planned one with organising a new one) because that will help us continue for years to come.

Happy 10th Anniversary, TOPW!

TOPW 10th Anniversary, November 9th

October 27th, 2019

To mark TOPW’s 10th Anniversary we’re getting together at The Wallace (Yonge & Davisville) on Saturday November 9th. Jeff is organising an afternoon walk that will end at the pub.

Walk starts at 2:00pm at Starbucks, 3050 Yonge Street, on the southwest corner of Yonge and Lawrence.
We’ll walk south from Lawrence through parkland just to the east of Yonge Street, spend some time in Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens, and then back onto Yonge Street. There are storefronts, construction sites, graffiti, and views of the subway line on the route down to our party destination.
BRING WARM CLOTHING, ESPECIALLY GLOVES.
End Location: The Wallace Gastropub, 1954 Yonge Street
Walk Leader: Jeff Stewart
Mobile Phone: 416-423-2910

Party/Dinner Location: The Wallace Gastropub, 1954 Yonge Street (on the west side, just north of Davisville).
We have their upstairs room booked from 5pm onwards.

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Nordheimer – Casa Loma – Wychwood, October 26th

October 22nd, 2019

Thanks to Andrew Smith for organising this walk:

This walk is just under 5km and is NOT an Accessible Route – there are 2 major sets of stairs, one up, one down.

The walk is almost a full circle, we finish 1 block away from our start point.

https://www.plotaroute.com/route/956357

10:00 am Meet at the St Clair West Subway Station entrance on the south side of St. Clair.

For those of you who just have to have coffee before starting, there is a Starbucks at the corner of Bathurst & St. Clair

If coming by TTC, you get to this exit via the concourse above track level.
If you are planning on arriving on a bicycle – there is a bike lock station by the subway entrance we are leaving from.
If you are driving – find your own dang parking spot!

The Route:
From the Subway Station down the Nordheimer Ravine to Spadina Ave – the bridge overhead.
Up the steps (all 62 of them) then take a right …. heading west to Walmer road.
South on Walmer Road, past the Casa Loma Stables and then in front of Casa Loma over to Spadina Park.
South, down through the park and down the Baldwin Steps (all 103 of them) to Davenport Road.
West along Davenport until you get to Bathurst St, where you will find the Tollkeepers Cottage Museum.
North (up the hill) to the first traffic light and then west along to the end of Alcina Avenue.
Turning left, south, on Wychwood Ave leads us into Wychwood Park. A Private Road community. Follow the road down around the pond and back up to where we came into the park.
North on Wychwood, stopping in or around the Wychwood Barns if you feel so inclined or depending on time.
Continuing on up Wychwood to St. Clair Avenue, then East to Bathurst.
The End

We have a confirmed reservation at the Wychwood Pub., 517 St. Clair West, just before Bathurst. The reservation is for 12:30 ish, and our host is REZA
http://wychwoodpub.com/

I’m Andrew, the walk leader, if you don’t know me, I’m the short, scruffy, mouthy old guy with the red cap.

I don’t have a cell phone … so TFB .. Maybe someone who can guarantee they’ll be there can put their number here as “during walk contact”.

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