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501 streetcar walk, February 6th

Sunday, 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

Thursday, 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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TOPW’s 6th anniversary walk and party, November 21st

Monday, November 9th, 2015

November marks Toronto Photo Walks’ 6th anniversary! Georgette & Michael were press-ganged into organising the party, in addition to an afternoon walk; here’s the information so far…

On November 21st, we’ll meet after lunch for a walk together and then head over to the Hot House for dinner and celebrating.

Meet: 2pm at the entrance to The Distillery @ Mill Street/Trinity Street.

Route: Map @

Dinner: 6pm at the Hot House at Front & Church.

Slideshow: If you want to add your photos to the slideshow (which will be shown during dinner), please follow the steps below:

  • pick your top 8 photos from the past year of TOPW walks
  • make sure to include your name in the photo titles
  • save them in JPEG format only, maximum 2MB per photo.
  • upload them to the Dropbox folder – you’ll be asked to enter your name & email address as part of the upload process. When you get the “Thanks! You’re all done” page, you don’t need to complete the form unless you want to sign up for a free Dropbox account.

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Note: the Bloor/Danforth line will be closed between Keele and St. George this weekend. Shuttle buses only.

Around the Square Challenge, November 7th

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Concentrating* on photographs of people.
*Those who are shy can photograph graffiti.

1:00 pm
Balzac’s Coffee, 122 Bond Street
in the Ryerson University School of Image Arts building
(southwest corner of Gould)

1:30 pm
Splitting into smallish groups.
Spread out into the area around Dundas Square.

3:00 pm
Dundas Square
(southeast corner of Yonge and Dundas)
Regroup into other groupings.
Spread out into the area again.

4:30 pm
Dundas Square
(southeast corner of Yonge and Dundas)
Head to The 3 Brewers, 275 Yonge Street

Hashtag: “TOPW:ASC”

Jeff’s cell number is (416) 423-2910.

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Queens Quay to Cherry Street Walk, October 3rd

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Georgette and Michael are leading the daytime walk on October 3rd:

Unfortunately due to restrictions through Kelby and the WWPW website, this walk at this time is not actually a WWPW. We have been informed that until the Rouge Park walk and the Nuit Blanche night walk are full, we cannot have another registered walk. But that doesn’t stop us from having our usual first Saturday of the month jaunt! 😀

We’ll be starting at 10am at Queen’s Quay West at Dan Leckie Way and meandering north up and then westward. We will pass by Fort York as well as the Roger’s Centre and the Steamwhistle Brewery/Round House. We will move up to Front and over towards St. Lawrence Market where folks will be able to decide on what they would like for lunch from all the options there.

After lunch we will be sure to hit the underpasses that have some wonderful artwork by several local graffiti artists. And of course, there will be lots more to see in between. The ending will be at Cherry Street and Villiers Street at Keating Channel Pub.

Feel free to come and go as you please. If you need to contact the walk leaders, please contact Michael at (416)258-6229 or co-herder Georgette at (416)602-4233.

Final map still going through the tweaking in the upcoming weekend so stay tuned!

The hashtag will be “TOPW:QQCS” for this walk.

And for those so inclined and still want more walking and shooting, you can also check out Caroline’s Nuit Blanche walk.

Hope to see you out folks!

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UPDATE: map is @