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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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Nordheimer – Casa Loma – Wychwood, October 26th

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Thanks to Andrew Smith for organising this walk:

This walk is just under 5km and is NOT an Accessible Route – there are 2 major sets of stairs, one up, one down.

The walk is almost a full circle, we finish 1 block away from our start point.

https://www.plotaroute.com/route/956357

10:00 am Meet at the St Clair West Subway Station entrance on the south side of St. Clair.

For those of you who just have to have coffee before starting, there is a Starbucks at the corner of Bathurst & St. Clair

If coming by TTC, you get to this exit via the concourse above track level.
If you are planning on arriving on a bicycle – there is a bike lock station by the subway entrance we are leaving from.
If you are driving – find your own dang parking spot!

The Route:
From the Subway Station down the Nordheimer Ravine to Spadina Ave – the bridge overhead.
Up the steps (all 62 of them) then take a right …. heading west to Walmer road.
South on Walmer Road, past the Casa Loma Stables and then in front of Casa Loma over to Spadina Park.
South, down through the park and down the Baldwin Steps (all 103 of them) to Davenport Road.
West along Davenport until you get to Bathurst St, where you will find the Tollkeepers Cottage Museum.
North (up the hill) to the first traffic light and then west along to the end of Alcina Avenue.
Turning left, south, on Wychwood Ave leads us into Wychwood Park. A Private Road community. Follow the road down around the pond and back up to where we came into the park.
North on Wychwood, stopping in or around the Wychwood Barns if you feel so inclined or depending on time.
Continuing on up Wychwood to St. Clair Avenue, then East to Bathurst.
The End

We have a confirmed reservation at the Wychwood Pub., 517 St. Clair West, just before Bathurst. The reservation is for 12:30 ish, and our host is REZA
http://wychwoodpub.com/

I’m Andrew, the walk leader, if you don’t know me, I’m the short, scruffy, mouthy old guy with the red cap.

I don’t have a cell phone … so TFB .. Maybe someone who can guarantee they’ll be there can put their number here as “during walk contact”.

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Sorauren/Dundas St. West, October 12th

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

Sorry for not posting this sooner.

Meet around 9:30 am at i deal coffee (221 Sorauren Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 2G1).

Head out approx 10 am east along Wright Ave, south on MacDonell Ave. into the laneway just above Queen, heading west until Roncesvalles Ave. and north to Neepawa Ave.
From Neepawa Ave.north into the laneway, east into another and out to Lynd Ave. and over to Bandit Brewery (2125 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6R 1X1(647) 348-1002)) for lunch (unconfirmed). After lunch walkers choice.

Route map

Walk leader: Michael Ishlove, 416 258 6229

Hashtag: 2019TOPWrs

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Old Mill leaderless walk, July 27th

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

Meet at 10:00am at Old Mill subway station. There’s an island in front of the station’s doors but it’s not TTC property, so it should be ok to meet there.

From there the walkers can decide where to go; there’s a trail beside the Humber River to the north and south, King’s Mill Park and Park Lawn cemetery to the south-west, or other options as the group decides.

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Leaderless West End Walk, June 8th

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Forecast for Saturday is warm, so this walk starts near the lake.

Meet at 10:00am at Queen West and Strachan Ave, near the entrance to Trinity Bellwoods Park.

This is a leaderless walk, so the walkers will decide which way to go.

Heading down Strachan towards the lake will take you to Coronation Park, which is where the World Naked Bike Ride starts at noon.
Nearby there’s also Fort York and Liberty Village to the south; Little Italy and Little Portugal to the north and west; and of course the start point is Trinity Bellwoods Park.

Note: Line 1 between Lawrence and Bloor-Yonge stations will be closed all day Saturday.

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