Posts Tagged ‘2020’

Saturday’s walk has been cancelled

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

Please note: The South Riverdale walk scheduled for Saturday (Jan18) has been cancelled due to adverse weather forecast.

South Riverdale, January 18th — CANCELLED

Sunday, January 12th, 2020

NOTE: The Jan18 walk has been cancelled due to adverse weather forecast.


Thanks to Michael for organising our first real walk of the year.

Meet at Merchants of Green, 2 Matilda St, to head out at 10am (Come early and have a coffee or tea).

Route: Through Joel Weeks Park, Thompson Street, along Munroe Street and onto Queen Street East. Queen to Broadview Ave south to Eastern Ave and over to Carlaw Ave. South on Carlaw Ave to Lake Shore Blvd. Close to the south end of Carlaw there is a Habitat Restore we can pop into to take a look-see inside. West along the Lake Shore to the Keating Railway Bridge (Don River) and onto the Lower Don River Trail, under the Gardiner Expressway until Cherry Street, then going north on Cherry Street to the Distillery District for lunch. Nothing booked but we have a few options. If the weather is crappy we can shorten the walk by going down Booth Ave instead of Carlaw.

There’s even a map! https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1000674

After lunch is walkers’ choice for those who want to continue.

Walk leader: Michael Ishlove, 416 258 6229

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Reminder: 2020 schedule

Saturday, January 4th, 2020

In case you missed the announcement a couple of weeks ago, the 2020 schedule is 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month. We skipped January 4th because we got together for the Hair Of The Dog on New Year’s Day, so our next scheduled walk will be on January 18th.

You can find the summary of upcoming walks at the top of the website; the details for each walk will be announced on the website, Facebook group, Flickr group, mailing list, and Twitter – there’s even a calendar you can import!

Hair of the Dog, January 1st 2020

Sunday, December 22nd, 2019

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.

After the dip (about 12:30pm) we’ll head to a bar. (Firkin on the Bay, 68 Marine Parade Drive – confirmed)

There’s no walk planned after lunch; we usually sit around and chat for most of the afternoon.

Hashtag: “2020TOPWrs”; Toronto Polar Bear Club are also using #daretodip #polarbeardip and #topolarbearclub

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Upcoming photo walks 2020

Sunday, December 15th, 2019

Our regular schedule for 2020 is the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month; off-schedule walks have an asterisk against the date.

Date Organiser Walk name / location (tba = to be arranged) URL
*Jan01 Paul Hair of the Dog details
Jan18 Michael South Riverdale details
Feb01 tba tba tba
Future Feb15, Mar07, Mar21, Apr04, Apr18, May02, May16, Jun06, Jun20, Jul04, Jul18, Aug01, Aug15, Sep05, Sep19, Oct03, Oct17, Nov07, Nov21, Dec05, Dec19

Please remember to continue using the two hashtags when you post your photos: “2020TOPWrs” for walks on the regular schedule and “2020TOPWos” for those that are off-schedule – this helps our admins with keeping the feeds on track.

Past walks are listed here (with maps); future walk dates are on our calendar; if you’d like to help organise a walk, find out what’s involved.

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