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Tommy Thompson Park, July 15th

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Thanks to Brad for organising & leading the next scheduled photowalk:

Meet: 10:00 AM Gate at Tommy Thompson Park

Route: We will walk along the lake side and take the side trails to the tip of the park. We will have lunch at the tip. We will return on the Toronto side and take the side trails back to front gate.

Lunch: There is nothing in the park so you will need to pack a lunch and extra water.

Bring your macro lens for close up shooting of bugs and plants. Bring your long lens for wildlife photos.

Post Walk: We will see how many are left and discuss a spot to meet up on Queen St.

Hash Tag: TOPW2017rs

Walk Leader Brad 416-305-0266

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Don River Trail, July 8th

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Geoff Leat suggested this walk as so many people were busy with Canada Day celebrations last weekend:

Meet: 10:00 am at Broadview Espresso, the coffee shop one light north of Broadview Station.
(If anyone wants an early breakfast, there’s the New Yorker south of Danforth)

Bring water and sun protection.

I can lead the back way into the trail that goes south down to the lakefront base of Bayview below King.
We will cross Gerrard, Dundas and Queen. Also we will be close to the Market and Queens Quay.
This makes for a great deal of flexibility for the group to vary the direction.

Lunch is where ever we choose and the afternoon as well.

Contact# Geoff 4165711809

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Centre Island, June 17th

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Ryan Raz is inviting brave photogs to join him on Centre Island on Saturday:

Meet at the bottom of Yonge Street 1pm
Leave to Wards Island by Water Taxi 1:15pm (cost $10 or less per person)

Explore wards Island stopping at rectory cafe for coffee or beer or wine
Walk to and explore centre island by boardwalk
Walk back and explore the other cottage island
Stop at the Island Restaurant/clubhouse for refreshments
Take (free) ferry back around 6pm or we can hail a water taxi

Wear hiking shoes, wellingtons or the real adventurous can get their feet wet.
Take water and snacks
Weak bladders should be aware only Wards Island has services.
More detail when I can gauge interest.

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Riverdale, May 20th

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Even though I planned this walk, hopefully we’ll have good weather for it 🙂

Meet: 10:00 am at the Tim Hortons at Gerrard and Blackburn (547 Gerrard St East) – yes, the same place we met to start the Focus on Gerrard walk.

Morning route: Head north beside Bridgepoint then across the Don and over to Riverdale Farm. How long we have at the farm depends on our pace. From there we’ll go south on Sumach to Spruce, then over to Parliament. [map]

Lunch: Stout Irish Pub, 221 Carlton (confirmed)

Afternoon: I’ve sketched a route zigzagging up to the Bishop & Belcher, just across from Bloor-Yonge station, but we can improvise.

Contact: Paul Henman, 647-388-5356

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Flood 2017 Leaderless walk, May 6th

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Geoff has suggested the name for Saturday’s leaderless walk: “Flood 2017” 🙂

Meet: 10:00am at Starbucks at King and Yonge.
Make it up from there, but watch out for exploding hydro vaults!

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