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High Park cherry blossoms, April 22nd

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Instead of the scheduled walk on April 15th, we have pushed it back a week in expectation of seeing the cherry blossoms.

Meet: 10:00 am (on Saturday April 22nd) at the Grenadier cafe.

Morning: Shoot the trees and anything else that moves until noon.

Lunch: Head over to the Swan & Firkin, 2205 Bloor West for 12:30pm

Afternoon: down Bloor, south into Swansea.

Leader: Brian Hagan, 289-681-1380

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Focus on Gerrard – 6ix Clicks Collective, March 18th

Friday, March 10th, 2017

An offshoot of TOPW is the 6ix Clicks Collective (Andrew Smith, David Williams, Mary Crandall, Jeff Stewart, Sasha Furlani, Harry Halyk) and we currently have 2 exhibits running for the month of March at the Riverdale Gallery. One is part of the citywide Myseum Intersections festival – “Focus on Gerrard” – portraits and words of people from the part of Gerrard known as Little India. We also have a group show of our own work.

This walk will look at Gerrard Street from Broadview to Coxwell.

10:00AM – meet at the Tim Hortons at 547 Gerrard St. East (just west of Broadview).
We will walk east along Gerrard.
Last year, there were 7 new murals painted around Broadview and Gerrard, depicting wonders of the world.

12:00noon – Lunch at the Lahore Tikka House

1:30pm – The Riverdale Gallery, 1326 Gerrard St. East, 3rd floor.
This is where both of our photo shows are hung. From the gallery we will spread out in small groups to photograph “Little India” … Gerrard St from Greenwood to Coxwell … ending up back at the gallery.

Walk leader: Andrew Smith

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Jan’s Walk, February 5th

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Moved to Sunday by special request:

Meet: 10:00 am – Meet in the Market Garden in the Chelsea Hotel (33 Gerrard St. West)

Morning route: https://www.plotaroute.com/route/348137

12:30pm – 3 Brewers Adelaide, 120 Adelaide Street

Afternoon walk: We’ll pick a direction and wander that way.

Contact Vicki 416-428-6631

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Graffiti Alley Portrait and Minimalist Photo Walk, January 21st

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Thanks to Brad for organising/leading this:

Meet: 10:00 AM at Starbucks at 438 Richmond St West

We can work on our portrait and minimalist photography along Graffiti Alley.

The group can take turns being the models for the other to photograph.
Those wishing to bring any lighting equipment and want to drive there is a G P parking lot off Augusta Ave north of Queen St.

I thought to make this more of a challenge when you post the pictures in the Flickr group pool they have to be 1:1 or the square format. This would also make you think and do minimalist photography when taking photos of the Graffiti. Pictures that are not square can still be posted.

If someone wants to maybe we could have someone do video and you could do a Rick Mercer Rant.

After we are there for a few hours or when everyone has enough time to take pictures we will go to a nearby bar for drinks.

Tequila Bookworm 512 Queen St West: Unconfirmed

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My contact information is Brad 416-305-0266

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Hair of the Dog, January 1st 2017

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

As is tradition for TOPW, we will kick off the year with the Hair of the Dog walk on January 1st.

Meet: 11am on the beach/boardwalk by Sunnyside Pavillion [map]
There’s usually a huge crowd, so we normally break up into smaller groups in order to find spots from which to shoot.

Rumour has it that Georgette, Michael, Andrew Grieve and Mark Collins are taking part in the 12th annual Toronto Polar Bear Dip and raising money for Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area.

After the dip (about 12:30pm) we’ll head to a bar. (Firkin on the Bay – confirmed)

There’s no walk planned after lunch; we usually sit around and chat for most of the afternoon.

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