Announcement: 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
Mar07 Paul Warming up (East End) details
Mar21 David & Jeff The Other Side of Leaside details
Apr04 tba tba tba
Apr18 Vicki tba tba
May02 tba tba tba
May16 tba 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.

The Other Side of Leaside, March 21st

March 18th, 2015

Date: Saturday, March 21st.

Meet: 10:00am at the Tim Hortons (26 Overlea Boulevard) at the NW corner of Overlea Boulevard and Thorncliffe Park Drive. [map]

Morning: Starting at Tim Hortons; southwest on Overlea to Millwood Road; west on Millwood to Village Station Road; northeast on Village Station to an undetermined point; return (southwest) on Village Station to Millwood; northwest on Millwood and Laird Drive to Canvarco Road; east and northeast along Canvarco to a gated fence; return (southwest) on Canvarco to an entrance on the west; west and south on a dirt roadway to Canvarco; west on Canvarco to Laird Drive; and north on Laird to Against the Grain (for lunch).

Lunch: 11:30/11:45am at Against the Grain (87 Laird Drive) near the NE corner of Laird Drive and Esander Drive.

Afternoon: Starting at Against the Grain; north on Laird Drive to Industrial Street; east and north on Industrial to where the railway tracks cross; northwest and west along the railway tracks to an undetermined point; return (east and southeast) on railway tracks to Industrial; south and west on Industrial to Esander Drive; south, west and south to Amsterdam Breweries* (45 Esander Drive); south and west on Esdander to Corks Beer & Wine Bar in Longo’s.

*We have booked a tour of their facilities for 3:00pm. Photography is encouraged.

Post-walk: 4:30pm at Corks Beer & Wine Bar in Longo’s (93 Laird Drive) in the refurbished CNR repair building.

Hashtag: “TOPW:OSL”

Walk Leader: David (647-449-4227) and Jeff (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.

NOTE: The weather at this time of year can be chilly and wet. Be prepared for soft ground, mud and water puddles.

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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Warming up, March 7th

March 2nd, 2015

Date: Saturday, March 7th.

Meet: 10:00am at SE corner of Queen and Kingston Rd [map]

Morning: South through Woodbine Park, east on the boardwalk, to Leuty lifeguard station and the winter warming stations; then through Kew Gardens and up to Queen St.

Lunch: Stone Lion (confirmed)

Afternoon: North on Kenilworth to Norway Ave; west to St. John’s Norway Cemetery, cutting through part of the cemetery as we head north to Woodbine and Eastwood. West on Eastwood; north on Bowmore to Gerrard.

Post-walk: Corner House Pub (confirmed)

Hashtag: “TOPW:WUP”

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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Bloomin’ Libation, February 21st

February 17th, 2015

Date: Saturday, February 21st.

Meet: Meet at 10:00am at Allan Gardens, 19 Horticultural Ave.

Morning: We will get our warmth and colour on at the Gardens, then meander the streets west to Pre-nup Pub.
For a little inspiration, I will bring along a container that you can reach into and pick a word from to get your artistic juices flowing.

Lunch: Pre-Nup Pub, 191 College St. (confirmed)

Afternoon: The afternoon photographic portion will be at the pub. I asked them if they would mind if we wandered their space, upstairs and down, to take pics of their lovely decor, food, and libations.

Hashtag: “TOPW:BLIB”

Walk Leader: Victoria (416-428-6631); 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-5pm, feel free to come and go whenever it fits with your schedule. [FAQ] [About TOPW]

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Trinity Bellwoods – Ossington – Niagara, February 7th

February 2nd, 2015

Date: Saturday, February 7th.

Meet: 10:00am at Starbucks at Queen and Bathurst [map]

Morning: NW to Dundas and Gore Vale; through Trinity Bellwoods to the SW corner; NW to Dundas and Ossington.

Lunch: We can’t find one place to accommodate us all for lunch, so we will split up to several restaurants: The Saint, Pizza Libretto, BQM, Bellwoods Brewery, Lakeview; then re-group at 2:15 at the SE corner of Ossington and Dundas for the afternoon portion.

Afternoon: down Ossington and Shaw; E on Wellington then Niagara; down Bathurst to Fort York Blvd; north on Bathurst to King.

Post-walk: Bier Markt (confirmed)

Hashtag: “TOPW:TBON”

Walk Leader: David (647-449-4227), Mary (647-991-8195) & Sasha; 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-5pm, feel free to come and go whenever it fits with your schedule. [FAQ] [About TOPW]

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