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Portraits & Pot Luck, August 21st

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Thanks to Andrew for hosting this!

Time for a “walk” in the shade …

Andrew’s address: 40 Harriet St, Toronto …. 1 block north of Leslie & Gerrard

The plan: Gather at my house/backyard at 11am and for a couple of hours we will take portraits of each other – Yes! —- YOU get to be the models as well as the photographers.
I will have a few set ups in and around my house, plus there are some locations on my street that we can use.
I have light boxes, umbrellas, a few strobes, universal trigger … some stuff.
Bring your off camera flashes, any props or other gear you think appropriate

At 1pm-ish we will sit down for a pot luck lunch.
My backyard is quite large with lots of seating and is 95% shaded – by the trees, by the permanent tarp and the temporary parachute.

After lunch we will sit in the shade and talk a lot …..

Hashtag: TOPW:PPL

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Warming up 2016 edition, February 21st

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Our second Sunday walk of the year…

Meet: 10:00am at Starbucks at Kingston Rd And Main St (bus from Main subway station stops here)

Morning: Head east along Kingston Road to Glen Stewart Ravine; wander through the ravine, along the path down towards Queen Street and through Ivan Forest Garden.

Lunch: Skwish Bar, 2252 Queen Street East (confirmed for noon)

Afternoon: Head east along Queen St East towards Willow Ave / Silverbirch Ave and walk down the the Boardwalk. Head west along the Boardwalk to observe the 7 winter stations. There is a new fire pit at Base of Kew Garden.

Post-walk pub: Stone Lion Pub at Kenilworth and Queen St East.

Hashtag: TOPW:WARM

Walk leader: Jo, 416-712-7921

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501 streetcar walk, February 6th

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

Be sure to pick up a TTC day pass!

Meet: 10am Roncesvalles and Queen – there’s a parkette on the south side. [map]

And then? We’ll take a streetcar to Long Branch; as it’s the end/start of the line, we can claim the best seats on the streetcar and head from Long Branch to Neville Park Loop (people can jump on & off if they spot something interesting)
[streetcar map]

Lunch: The Gull and Firkin pub, 1943 Queen St. East

Afternoon: streetcar back to Roncesvalles

Post-walk pub: (near Roncesvalles and Queen; to be confirmed)

Hashtag: TOPW:501

Walk leader: Dom, 647-290-2554

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December challenge walk, December 5th

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Meet 10:00am at Castle Frank subway entrance.

Break into small groups to make photographs based on what the challenge word means to you.
Morning challenge word: “alien”

Meet after lunch (1:30pm) at NW corner of Broadview & Danforth
Afternoon challenge word: “uneven”

Hashtag: TOPW:DCW

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Riverdale, Brick Works and Cask Ale Photo Walk, Sunday September 6th

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

NOTE: This is a SUNDAY walk!

Morning Walk Meet: 10:00am at Riverdale Library, 370 Broadview Avenue (northwest corner of Broadview and Gerard)

– north on Broadview to Riverdale Park
– west through park to the pedestrian bridge
– down to the bike path
– north to the abandoned Don River CNR Bridge
– back to the pedestrian bridge
– over to Riverdale Park
– north to the bridge over the onramp to the northbound DVP
– north to Danforth Avenue, beside the City Adult Learning Centre
– east to Broadview
– north to Broadview Subway Station Parkette
(southeast corner of Broadiew and Erindale)

The Evergreen Brick Works Shuttle picks up passengers at the north side of the parkette, on the south side of Erindale.
The free shuttle leaves this location almost every half hour on the hour and half hour, starting at 9:30 am.
There are pick up times of 11:30 am, 12:00 pm, 12:30 pm, and 1:00 pm.

Lunch: at the Evergreen Brick Works

Sunday Farmers’ Market
featuring cask ale from Indie Ale House
runs until 3:00 pm

Afternoon at the Evergreen Brick Works

The shuttle bus goes to Broadview Subway Station about every half hour on the half hour and hour all afternoon.

Hashtag: “TOPW:RBWCA”

Walk Leader: Jeff Stewart. 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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