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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

Hashtag: TOPW2017rs

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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.

Hashtag: “TOPW2017rs”

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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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Hair of the Dog, January 1st 2016

Sunday, December 27th, 2015

As is tradition for TOPW, we 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, Mark C and Andrew G are taking part in the 11th 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.

Hashtag: “TOPW:HD16”

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Lakes and Parks Walk, May 16th

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Date: Saturday, May 16th.

Meet: 9:30am outside the new Metro/Starbucks combo at Lakeshore and Parklawn (take bus 76A from Old Mill or streetcar 501 on Queen St). [Google map / PlotARoute]

Note: since there aren’t any lunch-like places between Mimico Creek and Grenadier Pond, the morning’s portion of the walk is a bit longer than the afternoon’s – so the (slight detour) Cheese Boutique stop will feel like a late lunch for some. If you forget/don’t want to bring your own snack/lunch, the new Metro at Park Lawn has a good selection.

Lunch: (around 1-1:30pm) Cheese Boutique (can take photos – confirmed) or bring your own/pick up something at the morning’s Metro meet point

Post-walk: Mugshot Tavern (confirmed)

Hashtag: “TOPW:LNP”

Walk Leader: Olga (416-709-0545). 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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