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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.

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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Long Branch/Port Credit, June 6th

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Date: Saturday, June 6th.

Rain or Shine – bring appropriate weather gear….

Meet: 9:15am at GO Train ticket area Union Station (Vicki will find out schedule and post train time)

Meet: 10:00am at Long Branch GO Train station [map]

Lunch: (12:30pm) Stop for brown bag lunch along the Waterfront Trail

Post-walk: (5:00pm) The Crooked Cue, 75 Lakeshore Dr East (confirmed)
Catch train back to TO from Port Credit

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Walk Leader: Vicki (416-428-6631). 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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Mimico, August 16th

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

Date: Saturday August 16th

9:15am Union Station (catch the 9:43 train to Mimico)
10:00am Mimico GO Station Rail

Morning Walk [map]

Coffee ~10:15am @ Sanremo Bakery Inc

Lunch: 12:30pm Black Oak Brewing
(Bring lunch or you can pick something up at Sanremo Bakery along the way)

Afternoon Walk [same map]

Post-walk: 6:00pm Blue Goose Tavern

Hashtag: please use “TOPW:MMCO”

Walk Leader: Vicki – 416-428-6631 – if you are lost or want to join us at another time during our walk, I can let you know where we are.

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Burlington Bustle, October 19th

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Thanks to Jerome for planning & leading this walk.

Date: Saturday October 19th.

Burlington, a sleepy bedroom community west of Toronto. A quaint town with all the amenities of an average Toronto neighbourhood… the smallest one! A city that measures its crime events in ripples, not waves. A place where the mayor is sober in public and city council doesn’t debate subway plans endlessly… heck, we’re still celebrating the installation of our first traffic light last year!

But I digress!

Meet: Meet at 10:00am at northwest corner of Brant Street and Lakeshore Road, outside the Second Cup. [map]

Parking – There is FREE daily parking located at 425 Pearl Street. There is pay parking at the Waterfront Parking Garage at 414 Locust Street. If you are driving, come down Brant Street, NOT Guelph Line. There is construction on Lakeshore Road between Guelph Line and Brant, which has closed the westbound lane.

GO Train & Burlington Transit – Take the 8:43 train from Union Station on the Lakeshore West line, which will put you at the Burlington GO Station ay 9:42. Take the Burlington Transit No.2 Bus to travel directly to the walk start point. Perhaps some of those driving would be kind enough to pick you up from the GO station if you ask nicely!

Teleportation – Sorry, those things don’t exist yet!

Lunch: Emma’s Back Porch, 2084 Old Lakeshore Road (to be confirmed)

Post-walk: The Queen’s Head, 400 Brant Street (to be confirmed)

Hashtag: please use “TOPW:BURB”

**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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Belfountain, September 21st

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Out of town photo walk through the town of Belfountain and the Belfountain Conservation Area.
**Car pooling will be required as there is no public transit available**

Date: Saturday September 21st.

Meet: Meet at 10:00am in the parking lot of the Belfountain Conservation Area. [map]

Morning walk will be through out the conservation area. Trails are maintained hiking trails. Medium difficulty, some areas are uneven and dirt.

Lunch: Picnic lunch – Two options for lunch, first being brown bag picnic style, plenty of picnic tables available. Option two – Short 10 minute walk into town and enjoy fresh made yummies at cute coffee shop style establishment.

Afternoon walk through the town of Belfountain.

Post-walk: reservations at Belfountain Inn for 5pm.

Hashtag: please use “TOPW:BFN”

**If you’re joining us after the start, call us and we’ll let you know where we are (Saturday = Teresa, 905-758-6960).

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