Archive for the ‘High Park’ Category

Waterfront & Grenadier Pond, April 19th

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Thanks to Andrew for organising another walk – obviously running the last one didn’t put him off! 🙂

Date: Saturday April 19th.

Meet: Meet at 10:00am at the Princes’ Gate (at Exhibition Place). [map]

Lunch: The Sister, 1554 Queen Street West (to be confirmed, 1pm)

Post-walk: The Swan & Firkin, 2205 Bloor Street West (confirmed)

Hashtag: please use “TOPW:WGP”

**If you’re joining us after the start, call us and we’ll let you know where we are (Saturday = Paul*, 647-388-5356) *because Andrew is a self-confessed cellphone luddite!

[Flickr thread] [Facebook event]

East meets West – High Park with Mississauga group, October 27+28

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Toronto Photo Walks (TOPW) and Mississauga Photo Club (Mississauga Flickr group) are coming together for an “East Meets West” photo walk in and around High Park!

Date: Saturday October 27th, and again on Sunday 28th.

Meet: 10:00am at the north entrance to High Park. (Walk south on High Park Ave if you’re coming from High Park subway station.) [map]

Morning route: South through the middle of the Park, along Colborne Lodge Drive; east on Centre Rd; north on Spring Rd; east on Howard Park Ave; north on Indian Grove; east on Boustead Ave; south on Roncesvalles Ave.

Lunch: Loons, 416 Roncesvalles Ave.

Afternoon: South on Roncesvalles; west on High Park Blvd; wesst on Deer Pen Rd; follow the footpath north along the east side of Grenadier Pond; south on Ellis Park Rd; north on Kennedy Ave.

Post-walk: Swan & Firkin, 2205 Bloor Street W.

Hashtag: please use “TOPW:EMW”

**If you’re joining us after the start, call us and we’ll let you know where we are (Saturday = Paul, 647-388-5356; Sunday = Alfred, 416-301-1710).

[Flickr thread] [Facebook events: Saturday and Sunday] (Mississauga group’s [Flickr thread] & [Facebook event].)

High Park, February 20th

Friday, February 12th, 2010

High Park was the clear winner of the poll to pick the location for this photo walk; I’ve walked it a couple of times but don’t know the area very well so Adam Shalaby helped me plan the route.

Date: Saturday 20th February 2010
Meet: 10:00am – east end (near the exit) of High Park subway station. [We tried to find somewhere warm!]
Route: Head south into High Park, then follow Spring Road around the east side of the park; take Deer Pen Road west then north.
Lunch: The Grenadier Restaurant.
Afternoon: Following the edge of Grenadier Pond, head south until we hit The Queensway. Take the footpath to the west, then turn north up Ellis Ave. Cut through Rennie Park to Rennie Terrace, then east on Morningside Ave which becomes Ellis Park Road. After winding around the top of Grenadier Pond, we’ll eventually hit Bloor St W and head west to the pub. (*)
Post-walk bar: The Swan & Firkin, 2205 Bloor Street West (between Kennedy Ave and Runnymede Rd).

(*)For purists who object that this route is outside of High Park, I have an alternate route that loops around the south end of the park, up Spring Road, along Centre Road then up Colborne Lodge Road and finally meets up with Bloor. I think the Rennie Park route might be more interesting though, but as always we can adjust the route depending on what people want to see, as well as the weather etc.

If you can’t make the morning, join us for lunch; if you can’t make it until after lunch, we’ll still be walking in the afternoon! (I’ll share my cell phone number with those who sign up on the website post, Facebook event or Flickr thread.)