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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.

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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,
905.525.3855
12:30

Post-walk: Augusta’s Winking Judge (to be confirmed)
25 Augusta Street,
905.524.5626
5:00
The pub is about a two minute walk from the GO station.

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**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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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
(905)-526-9622
www.fisherspier.com/

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

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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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Hammer Town Hike, January 12th

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Thanks to Jerome for planning/leading this walk.

Date: Saturday January 12th.

Meet: 10:15am at Hamilton GO station. [map]

GO Transit travel options are listed at: https://www.google.com/maps?ie=UTF8&f=d&saddr=Union+Station+near+Ontario,+Canada&daddr=Hamilton+GO+Station&date=01/12/2013&ttype=dep&time=08:30AM&dirflg=r

You can start from Union Station and choose between the train and a short bus ride, or take an express bus direct to Hamilton. The train departs Union at 8:43 and arrives in Aldershot at 9:48, where you transfer to a bus that leaves at 9:57 and arrives in Hamilton at 10:12. The express bus leaves Union at 8:53 and arrives at 9:52; another one leaves at 9:23 and arrives at 10:22.

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 into Hamilton and back for $9.00; this saves you the agony of negotiating downtown Hamilton’s many one-way streets!

The morning route stays close to the GO station for you latecomers! 😉

Lunch: Cat ‘n’ Fiddle (confirmed)
174 John Street,
905.525.3855

Post-walk: The Pheasant Plucker (confirmed)
20 Augusta Street,
905.529.9000

The pub is about a two minute walk from the GO station; buses leave every hour on the :35s, so that gives people about an hour and a half to relax before catching the 7:35… I think I’ll hang around for the 8:35!

http://www.pheasantplucker.ca/home

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

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