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
Jan01* (Fri) Paul Hair of the Dog details
Jan17 (Sun) Lizzie College Park Brunch details
Feb06 (Sat) Domnic 501 streetcar walk details
Feb21 (Sun) Johanna Carlo tba tba
Mar05 (Sat) tba tba tba
Mar20 (Sun) tba tba tba
Apr02 (Sat) tba tba tba
Apr17 (Sun) 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.

501 streetcar walk, February 6th

January 31st, 2016

Be sure to pick up a TTC day pass!

Meet: 10am Roncesvalles and Queen – there’s a parkette on the south side. [map]

And then? We’ll take a streetcar to Long Branch; as it’s the end/start of the line, we can claim the best seats on the streetcar and head from Long Branch to Neville Park Loop (people can jump on & off if they spot something interesting)
[streetcar map]

Lunch: The Gull and Firkin pub, 1943 Queen St. East

Afternoon: streetcar back to Roncesvalles

Post-walk pub: (near Roncesvalles and Queen; to be confirmed)

Hashtag: TOPW:501

Walk leader: Dom, 647-290-2554

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College Park Brunch, Sunday January 17th

January 14th, 2016

The first Sunday walk of 2016 is going to be very informal.

Meet: 11am for brunch at Pogue Mahone, 777 Bay Street (Bay & College)
And then? Walk down to Ryerson and through the grounds, over to Yonge-Dundas Square and up to the Elephant & Castle at Gerrard. [map]
Hashtag: TOPW:CPB
Walk leader: Lizzie

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Hair of the Dog, January 1st 2016

December 27th, 2015

As is tradition for TOPW, we 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, Mark C and Andrew G are taking part in the 11th 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.

Hashtag: “TOPW:HD16”

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TOPW schedule 2016

December 27th, 2015

The poll to decide the pattern for 2016’s schedule was won (only by a few votes) by “One Saturday and one Sunday a month (different weekends)”, so here’s the calendar:

January: 01*, 17
February: 06, 21
March: 05, 20
April: 02, 17
May: 07, 22
June: 04, 19
July: 02, 17
August: 06, 21
September: 03, 18
October: 01, 16
November: 05, 20
December: 03, 18

*We always start the year with the Hair Of The Dog walk, and given it’s a Friday that will replace the “first Saturday of the month” regular schedule.

If you’re technically inclined, you can import the TOPW schedule into your calendar – info is @ http://torontophotowalks.ca/calendar/

As always (a) please let me know if you’d like to plan/lead a scheduled walk, because all help is greatly appreciated, and (b) “off-schedule” walks can be added if people want to organise them. (I’m going to try to move everything to the TOPW website to reduce the duplication but I’ve not had time to investigate this yet.)

The definition of “official walks” is changing for 2016: as long as the walk is published on both the TOPW Facebook group and Flickr group then we can consider it “official” (and therefore share those shots in both places).

Disclaimer! If we discover there isn’t enough interest in Sunday walks, or the new “official” walk definition isn’t working, then we will change things.

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