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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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The Mennonite and Pennsylvania German Festival, Saturday September 19th

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Dom is leading Saturday’s walk at Black Creek Pioneer Village:

Meeting 1000 hrs. at the Entrance.

There is an unique festival happening at the village with all the goodies (Brewery’s and Food Trucks). Let us try and soak up some of the culture and enjoy the outdoors. The idea is to go around and take photos of the re-enacted bygone era. There is a good chance of Thunder and rain and chances are there would be shelters close at hand if it comes pouring down. The village opens up at 1000 hrs., and closes around 1630 hrs. If people are willing to stay back then The village is connected by TTC (Please note that there is a 12 minute walk from where the TTC leaves you at it’s last stop).

Weather shows ‘Thunder Storm’, please bring your rain gear

Google Map for Black Creek Village

Black Creek Festival Page

Admission Per person – Price (*Plus applicable taxes)

Adult (Age 15-59) $15.00
Child (Age 5-14) $11.00
Infant (Age 4 and under) Free – does not apply for group bookings
Senior (60+) $12.00
Student (15+ with ID) $12.00

Parking (per car) plus HST
Daily $7.00

Hope to see you folks on Saturday

If are having any difficulty reaching the place or just want to be in touch my phone number is 647-290-2554


Hashtag: “TOPW:MPGF”

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Hamilton Waterfront Trail Walk, August 15th

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Jerome is leading our August 15th walk in Hamilton.

If you’re passionate about waterfronts and excited by the notion of walking along trails, then this is the walk for you! Come out to see for yourself that Hamilton is more than just a place you pass by on the 403! 😉

Carpooling will be mandatory to get to this walk… I spoke to the TTC but they don’t think they’ll be able to extend the subway this far by the weekend. The good news is you can leave your passport at home! We’ll park at the meet-up spot, and then relocate our cars a short distance after lunch to reduce the walking distance. Parking is free at both locations. The morning and afternoon routes are both closed circuits, so we’ll finish where we start.

Morning Walk Meet: 10:00 AM at Williams Cafe, 47 Discovery Drive, Hamilton, ON L8L 8B4 [map]

The morning route takes us past the yacht club, along the Harbour-West waterfront, through an older west end neighbourhood, then back down to HMCS Haida where we’ll pick up the Waterfront Trail again.

Lunch: Open to whatever you want! There are three choices: Williams (where you can get a beer!), the Waterfront Grill (where you can get a burger and HUGE servings of fries) or sit down at Sarcoa Restaurant & Bar, which is very $pricey$ for a lunch stop, so I recommend the first two options. You can also brown bag it if you like.

Afternoon Walk: 1:30 PM – We’ll reconvene at Williams and relocate our cars to: Bayfront Park, 200 Harbour Front Drive, Hamilton, ON L8L 1C8 [map]

It’s a five-minute drive away and saves us a little time. We’ll follow the Waterfront Trail around Bayfront Park. There are lots of birds along this route, so bring your long lenses. We’ll then cross over the rail yard where there’s lots of train traffic and construction going on, followed by a walk through old north Hamilton, passing by some historic buildings.

Post Walk: Fisher’s Eatery & Sports Pub
554 James Street North
Hamilton, ON L8L 1J5

I told them we’d be there between 4:30 and 5:00.

Hashtag: “TOPW:HWTW”

Walk Leader: Jerome Daly (289-242-7033). 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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