Nordheimer – Casa Loma – Wychwood, October 26th

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

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

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Beltline walk postponed to Sunday

September 28th, 2019

NOTE: Michael Whiston has postponed the Beltline walk to Sunday (Sep29) due to weather conditions, transit disruptions, protests etc.

Beltline to Mount Pleasant Cemetery, September 28th

September 22nd, 2019

Our next photowalk will be hosted by Michael Whiston.

Date: Saturday, September 28, 10:00am – 4:00pm

NOTE: Michael Whiston has postponed the Beltline walk to Sunday (Sep29) due to weather conditions, transit disruptions, protests etc.

Meet: 9:30am at Timothy’s World Coffee, 1070 Eglinton Avenue West, at the northeast corner of Eglinton Avenue and Old Park Road.

There is no access to the sidewalk on the north side of Eglinton Avenue, to the east of Eglinton West Subway Station. Pedestrians must go west from the subway entrance across the end of the Allen Road, south across Eglinton Avenue, east to Everden Road, south to the entrance to Ben Nobleman Parkette, northeast to the south side of Eglinton, east along Eglinton to the southeast corner of Eglinton and Glen Cedar Road, north across Eglinton to Timothy’s.

Morning: For those who are ready to walk right at 10:00am, we’ll head to the start of the Kay Gardiner Beltline Trail at Allen Road, and then head east on the Beltline. For those who may still be finishing their coffee at 10:00 am, we’ll walk north from Timothy’s along Old Park Road to the Beltline. The entire group will then head east along the Beltline to the northwest corner of Mount Pleasant Cemetery (on the east side of Yonge Street). By this time, everyone will be hungry and thirsty—or vice versa.

Lunch: 12:30pm at The Bull: A Firkin Pub, 1835 Yonge Street, on the east side just north of Merton Street.

The Bull (and Yonge Street) can be accessed by going north on Al Green Lane to Merton Street, west on Merton to Yonge, and north on Yonge to the pub.

Afternoon: We’ll wander through the portion of Mount Pleasant Cemetery west of Mount Pleasant Road, ending back at Yonge Street. For the hardiest of photo walkers, a pub can be found further down Yonge Street.

Contact: Michael Whiston’s mobile at 647-939-2546 or Jeff Stewart at 416-423-2910.

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Kensington Wander, September 14th

September 2nd, 2019

A joint photowalk with the Toronto Camera Club

Hosted by Jeff Stewart and Mary Crandall

Saturday, September 14, 10 AM – 4 PM

Meet at 9:30am at Moonbeam Coffee Company, 30 St Andrew Street, on the north side, west of Spadina Avenue.

This is a joint photo walk – partnering with the Toronto Camera Club. It will be a great opportunity to meet other photography enthusiasts and introduce them to our group.

We’ll check out Glen Baillie Place, Kensington Place, as well as the alleys, parks, graffiti, and all of the interesting people who love Kensington Market.

Lunch Location: Trinity Common, 303 Augusta Avenue (to be confirmed)

Contacts: Jeff Stewart 416-423-2910 and Mary Crandall 647-745-5408

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