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South Riverdale, January 18th — CANCELLED

Sunday, January 12th, 2020

NOTE: The Jan18 walk has been cancelled due to adverse weather forecast.


Thanks to Michael for organising our first real walk of the year.

Meet at Merchants of Green, 2 Matilda St, to head out at 10am (Come early and have a coffee or tea).

Route: Through Joel Weeks Park, Thompson Street, along Munroe Street and onto Queen Street East. Queen to Broadview Ave south to Eastern Ave and over to Carlaw Ave. South on Carlaw Ave to Lake Shore Blvd. Close to the south end of Carlaw there is a Habitat Restore we can pop into to take a look-see inside. West along the Lake Shore to the Keating Railway Bridge (Don River) and onto the Lower Don River Trail, under the Gardiner Expressway until Cherry Street, then going north on Cherry Street to the Distillery District for lunch. Nothing booked but we have a few options. If the weather is crappy we can shorten the walk by going down Booth Ave instead of Carlaw.

There’s even a map! https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1000674

After lunch is walkers’ choice for those who want to continue.

Walk leader: Michael Ishlove, 416 258 6229

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Hair of the Dog, January 1st 2020

Sunday, December 22nd, 2019

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.

After the dip (about 12:30pm) we’ll head to a bar. (Firkin on the Bay, 68 Marine Parade Drive – confirmed)

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

Hashtag: “2020TOPWrs”; Toronto Polar Bear Club are also using #daretodip #polarbeardip and #topolarbearclub

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Seasonal Lights 2019, December 14th

Sunday, November 24th, 2019

Victoria is leading our traditional Seasonal Lights walk, as usual.

We will meet @ 5pm, Sheraton Centre – inside Queen St door seating area behind the escalators.

General itinerary…

  • Group shot inside Sheraton
  • Nathan Phillips
  • Business district
  • Brookfield Place
  • Berczy Park
  • And finally drinks @ C’est What on Front and Church

Contact: Victoria 416-428-6631

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Keele to Ossington, November 23rd

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Thanks to Dom and Jeff for planning & leading this walk.

Meet at the Tim Hortons on the NE corner of Bloor and Indian Grove (1728 Bloor Street West). Heading out to walk about 10:00am.

We’ll walk eastward along the alley between the Bloor Street stores and the subway track, to Dundas Street West, down to Bloor Street, east to the West Toronto Railpath, over to Sterling Road, dropping into the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), south to Dundas Street, east to Ossington Avenue. Some of the route may be on minor side streets and alleyways.

Lunch: The Lakeview Restaurant, 1132 Dundas Street West (near the northeast corner of Dundas and Ossington), for about 12:30/1:00pm.

Afternoon: Photo walkers can continue along Dundas Street until they are completely exhausted, their memory cards are full, or both.

Contact: Dominic Santiago 647-290-2554 / Jeff Stewart 416-423-2910

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TOPW 10th Anniversary, November 9th

Sunday, October 27th, 2019

To mark TOPW’s 10th Anniversary we’re getting together at The Wallace (Yonge & Davisville) on Saturday November 9th. Jeff is organising an afternoon walk that will end at the pub.

Walk starts at 2:00pm at Starbucks, 3050 Yonge Street, on the southwest corner of Yonge and Lawrence.
We’ll walk south from Lawrence through parkland just to the east of Yonge Street, spend some time in Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens, and then back onto Yonge Street. There are storefronts, construction sites, graffiti, and views of the subway line on the route down to our party destination.
BRING WARM CLOTHING, ESPECIALLY GLOVES.
End Location: The Wallace Gastropub, 1954 Yonge Street
Walk Leader: Jeff Stewart
Mobile Phone: 416-423-2910

Party/Dinner Location: The Wallace Gastropub, 1954 Yonge Street (on the west side, just north of Davisville).
We have their upstairs room booked from 5pm onwards.

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