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Vivian Maier in Hamilton, November 24th

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

Nuşin has organised a trip to Hamilton:

Meet at 10:30am at Starbucks, 116 King St West, Hamilton. It’s across the street from the Art Gallery of Hamilton, beside the Sheraton Hotel.

Gallery hours are 12 noon to 5 pm, however, a private tour of the AGH with a docent has been confirmed for 11 am exclusively for our group, an hour before the gallery opens to the public. We will be entering the AGH through the Summers Lane entrance and buzz security for access. We have been offered a group rate of $6/person for gallery access and the tour.

Depending on weather and time we take to enjoy the Vivian Maier exhibition, we may be able to have a short walk after visiting the gallery, followed by a late lunch. Otherwise, there is a bistro at the AGH for food and drink.

For gallery info, directions and parking instructions, please visit their website at:

Go buses are available from Union Station to Hamilton for anyone who’d rather not drive.

Tour leader – Nuşin Brown: 416-953-2813
UPDATE: Nuşin’s phone is not working, use the phone number 416-428-6631 if you need to contact anyone in the walk.

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Awenda Fall Colours, October 13th

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

Vicki and Michael have organised an out-of-town photowalk:

We are car pooling. Do you have space to take people up? If so, please post room for how many, best location for pickup and an email/phone contact.

Meet 10:00am at Awenda day use parking lot.
(turn right when you get to the fork in the road. Parking entrance just there on your right)

Morning Hike: Beach Trail, Rock Beach and Beaver Pond Trail

Lunch: LA Cafe – 339 Lafontaine Rd W, Tiny, ON 705-533-4216 (TBD)

Afternoon: Drive Tiny Beach Road to Wasaga Beach to experience peaceful ride and beautiful tree canopy. We will stop here and there along the way.

Meet for a farewell, at Tim Hortons, 720 River Rd W, Wasaga Beach

And then home we all go..

Victoria 416-428-6631
Michael 416-258-6229

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Hamilton, June 3rd

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Jerome is leading our next walk which will be in Hamilton. We’ll use a similar route to the one we followed last time but with a shorter version of the afternoon section.

Date: Saturday June 3rd.

Meet: 10:15am at Hamilton GO station timed to coincide with the arrival of the GO Bus from Aldershot Station. People coming from Toronto via GO need to catch the 8:43 train from Union Station, then transfer to a bus at Aldershot Station for a short trip into Hamilton. For those of you driving, there are several parking lots within a short walking distance of the Hamilton GO station; Google Maps is your friend! Alternatively, you can park at the Aldershot GO station for free, and get a day pass to Hamilton and back; this saves you the agony of negotiating downtown Hamilton’s many one-way streets!

GO Transit travel options: Google; GO Transit.

The morning route stays close to the GO station for you latecomers! 😉 The lunch stop is also close to the station for anyone who is joining us for only the morning or afternoon routes.

Lunch: Cat ‘n’ Fiddle (to be confirmed)
174 John Street,

Post-walk: Augusta’s Winking Judge (to be confirmed)
25 Augusta Street,
The pub is about a two minute walk from the GO station.

Hashtag: please use “TOPW2017rs”

**If you’re joining us after the start, call Jerome and he’ll let you know where we are (289-242-7033).

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Old Burlington Rd Lift Bridge to Port Dalhousie, October 17th

Saturday, October 10th, 2015

Vicki and Michael are leading an out-of-town walk


10:00am Meet south side of the Burlington Lift Bridge (A on the map) in the parking lot on your right. We will explore that area for a bit.

Afterwards we will make our way to Grimsby Beach (#28 on the map). Park somewhere near Grimsby Beach Park, where we will meet up, just by the waterfront.

12:30pm Port Dalhousie for lunch Pier 61 – 61 Lakeport Road

2:30pm Explore Port Dalhouse area (B on the map)

Please put your name forward on Flickr or Facebook if you can offer or need a ride.

Walk Leaders: Victoria 416-428-6631 and Michael 416-258-6229

Hashtag “TOPW: OBLBPD”

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Glen Haffy, Sunday September 20th

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Caroline is leading Sunday’s walk at Glen Haffy Conservation Area:

Meet in the parking lot at Glen Haffy at 10:30 am or see below if you would like a ride. Please contact people driving to see if they have space in their cars.

“Located at the crossroads of the Niagara Escarpment and the Oak Ridges Moraine, Glen Haffy Conservation Area has dramatic hills and mature forests with breathtaking views. It’s also home to a fish hatchery that raises thousands of rainbow trout, which half are released into its fishing ponds.”

Map is here:

Address for GPS is 19245 Airport Rd, Caledon East, ON L7K 2K4, Canada

POST WALK There is a pub just south of the conservation area… kind of up to people driving if they want to wait to get back into the city before they have a beer though

There’s also a burger shack and a coffee shop selling sandwiches and bagels along the route and a store of sorts in the conservation area with snacks, also flush toilets

Might be best to bring snacks, bagel or sandwich.

Entrance is $6.50 per person.

RIDES Please contact people driving to see if they have space in their cars. York Mills at 9:30 am

Hashtag: “TOPW:GHCA”

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