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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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TOPW 150th Walk, August 1st

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

It’s Toronto Photo Walks’ 150th Walk! Lizzie has designed us some T-shirts and Andrew has offered to host a potluck garden party.

First, the T-shirt info:

There are three styles – you can find pictures of them and the details of how to order them are Lizzie’s Flickr feed here.

To celebrate 150 walks we will walk in the morning and then have a potluck garden party in the afternoon in Andrew’s backyard.

Date: Saturday August 1st

Meet: 10:00am at Andrew’s House
, 40 Harriet St. – which is the first street north of Leslie & Gerrard

Directions: TTC = 506 Streetcar from College or Main Stations / 72 Bus from Pape Station – get off at Gerrard and walk 1 block east
Drivers – it’s a long weekend, lots of my neighbours are off to the cottage so there should be parking on the street. If you get there and it is very full – ask me about special spots I have.

Morning: South on Hastings Ave; east on Gerrard; south on Alton Ave; east through Greenwood Park; north on Greenwood; east on Gerrard; north on Coxwell; west on Fairford; north on Woodfield; through Rail Garden and Monarch Park; west on Felstead; south on Greenwood; west on Wagstaff (via Left Field Brewery); west on Ivy Ave; south on Leslie; east on Harriet, ending back at Andrew’s House. [map]

Lunch: (12:30pm) A potluck lunch at Andrew’s (40 Harriet St., 1 block north of Leslie & Gerard) [map]
We will start at my house so that you can leave food & drink in the fridge while we walk.

Ken has kindly offered us a keg! 🙂
Near the end of the morning walk we will be passing by Left Field Brewery, which is open on Saturday.

My backyard has seating for 40, a large part is covered with a tarp and I’m still deciding on which parachute I will put up – the pink or the white.

Hashtag: “TOPW:150W”

Walk Leader: Andrew (416-462-3710 landline); morning walk contact is Paul (647-388-5356).
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.

We know some TOPW regulars aren’t able to join us, so we’re also doing International Walks!

If you’re not able to join us in person, then do a remote TOPW walk wherever you are! Just remember to take photos of the walking (and drinking), then tag & post them with everyone else’s 150th celebration shots.

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