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March 28th, 2011

02:47 pm - Cabbagetown / Church Street, April 2nd

Originally published at Toronto Photo Walks. Please leave any comments there.

Cabbagetown & Church Street beat Parkdale & Roncesvalles Village by just one vote!

Date: Saturday 2nd April 2011.
Meet: 10:00am at SE corner of Church and Bloor, in front of BMO [map]
Route: Straight down Church Street!
Lunch: Duggan’s [confirmed]
Afternoon: Zigzag over to Queen and Jarvis; up Jarvis to Dundas, then up George St to Gerrard. Cut across Allan Gardens then E on Carlton to Ontario St. Follow Ontario round to Winchester, zigzag through Metcalfe, Millington, Woodstock, Carlton and Sumach before heading W on Spruce St to Parliament.
Post-walk: Ben Wicks [confirmed]
Hashtag: please use “TOPW:CS”

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March 11th, 2011

12:04 pm - Distillery District & St Lawrence Market Walk, March 19th

Originally published at Toronto Photo Walks. Please leave any comments there.

Thanks to Jeff Stewart and Allan Parke for organising this joint walk for TOPW and BLASC.

Date: Saturday 19th March 2011.

Meet: 10:00am at Balzac’s Coffee, straight through the front gates to The Distillery District, to the back of the complex.

Route: Wander around The Distillery District for about one hour; then walk along The Esplanade to St Lawrence Market; eat lunch; wander around St Lawrence Market; then walk down Jarvis Street to Sugar Beach; then along Queens Quay and Parliament Street back to The Distillery District; to eat, drink and be merry.

Lunch: 12:30 pm C’est What, 67 Front Street East, Toronto.

Post-walk: 5:30 pm Mill Street Brew Pub, 55 Mill Street, Building 63, Toronto (in The Distillery District).

Hashtag: please use “TOPW:DM”

Bring your tripod – apparently the moon will be at lunar perigee: “The full moon could appear up to 14% bigger and 30% brighter in the sky, especially when it rises on the eastern horizon at sunset or is provided with the right atmospheric conditions.”

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February 28th, 2011

11:25 am - Toronto Necropolis & Riverdale Farm, March 5th

Originally published at Toronto Photo Walks. Please leave any comments there.

The runaway winner in the latest poll was Toronto Necropolis & Riverdale Farm, so we’re off the see animals and headstones! Incidentally, this was the very first “official” TOPW walk, back in November 2009 [details].

Date: Saturday 5th March 2011.
Meet: 10:00am at the entrance to the farm at 201 Winchester Street [map]
Route: Wander around the farm, and then wander around the Necropolis. (I like these simple walks!)
Note: the farm is going to be muddy, so be prepared!
About 5pm we’ll heard down Sumach, River, Shuter then Sumach again to reach Queen St.
Lunch: At the farm – they have a small kitchen.
Post-walk: The Dominion on Queen (To be confirmed)
Hashtag: please use “TOPW:NR”

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February 12th, 2011

04:47 pm - The Toronto Show, February 19th

Originally published at Toronto Photo Walks. Please leave any comments there.

Hyla suggested we check out an exhibition that’s on for the next couple of weeks, and Derek agreed to postpone his walk, so that’s what we’re doing!

Date: Saturday 19th February 2011.
Meet: 10:00am at Dundas West and Roncesvalles – there’s a Starbucks on the south side of the intersection, looks like an old bank [streetview]
Route: Set off SE on Dundas, over the railway lines, then S on Lansdowne. Almost immediately take Shirley Street and follow it to Brock Ave. Turn S on Brock, cut through the McCormick playground, over to Middleton St. From there we’ll zigzag over to Dufferin, along Alma Ave, and down Gladstone Ave to Queen St. [map]
Lunch: The Gladstone at noon. (Confirmed; we’re in the Melody Bar.)
Afternoon: Short walk E on Queen St to the Stephen Bulger Gallery to see The Toronto Show.
Once we’re ready to move on we’ll have to review the rest of the route; I’ve sketched out a 2 – 2.5 hour walk but we can adjust this based on the time (and weather) (and thirst).
The provisional route is: E on Queen St, past CAMH, turning S on Shaw St. Just after King St we’ll go E on Douro St. Head south on Strachan Ave all the way to the Princes’ Gate then follow Manitoba Drive west, cut through the GO station and emerge on Atlantic Ave. Walk north to Liberty St, east to Hanna Ave to the pub.
Post-walk: The Brazen Head from 5pm onwards. (Confirmed.)
Hashtag: please use “TOPW:TS”

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January 17th, 2011

06:08 pm - Davisville, January 22nd

Originally published at Toronto Photo Walks. Please leave any comments there.

First “real” walk of 2011 (because the “Hair of the Dog” was more bar crawl than photo walk!):

Date: Saturday January 22nd
Meet: Davisville Station at 10:30am
Route: We will head east at first meandering back and forth to Mount Pleasant and back to Yonge St. before wandering to the Red Lantern pub for a brunch menu. Afterwards we will wander a bit up the Kay Gardiner Belt Line travel before striking north and back to Yonge where eventually we will end up at The Duke of Kent for a post walk warm up and brews. Reservations have been made and confirmed.
Hashtag: Please use “TOPW:DV” for all photos taken on this walk.

And for all those that are curious here’s the map of the route: View Davisville Photowalk in a larger map.


December 28th, 2010

10:12 am - Hair of the Dog walk, January 1st

Originally published at Toronto Photo Walks. Please leave any comments there.

Starting the New Year off with more of a bar crawl than a photo walk…

Date: Saturday 1st January 2011.
Meet: 11:30am at Sunnyside Pavillion. [map]
Route: The Polar Bear Dip is at noon, then we'll head over to the Cadillac Lounge for lunch followed by a short stroll over to The Gladstone and (if livers are willing) on to The Drake.
Hashtag: please use "TOPW:HD"

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October 18th, 2010

10:07 pm - Toronto Photo Walks 1st Anniversary Party

Originally published at Toronto Photo Walks. Please leave any comments there.

We’ll be organising a short (2 hour-ish) photo walk before the party, so anyone who’s not been on one of the TOPW events before can get a taste of what we do … and work up a thirst :)

Date: Saturday 27th November 2010. (Yes, this is over a month’s warning!)
Meet: 6:00pm at Duggan’s Brewery, 75 Victoria St. (between Dundas and Queen Sts.).
Hashtag: please use “TOPW:A1″

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August 10th, 2010

07:52 am - Vote for where the next photo walk will be
Next Toronto photowalk is August 21st – poll is posted on the website (http://torontophotowalks.ca/) – voting ends Friday (Aug13) night

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July 3rd, 2010

02:53 pm - Little Italy, July 10th

Originally published at Toronto Photo Walks. Please leave any comments there.

A huge thank you to *manda for really helping with the organisation of this walk – she really is a star :)

Date: Saturday 10th July 2010.

Meet: 10:00am on Bathurst Street, just outside the subway.

Route (morning): Minor detour down Markham St so I can wish I was inside the Victory Cafe :) then E on Lennox and S on Borden to Harbord. Head E then N on Spadina and E on Sussex to reach St. George Street. South past Robarts Library, then W on Harbord and S on Spadina, past Knox Presbyterian Church, around Spadina Crescent. Continue down Spadina then E on Baldwin.

Lunch: John’s Italian Caffe, 27 Baldwin St.

Route (afternoon): N on Henry St, W on Cecil St then S on Huron until we reach Dundas. West to Spadina, then N to St. Andrew Street and wind our way through Kensington Market. Emerging at Baldwin & Augusta, head N to Oxford St then W to Lippincott. Weaving our way W on Nassau then S on Bathurst to reach Dundas. W on Dundas all the way to Ossington; N to College; E to Borden St where Amanda kindly pointed out there’s a fire hall :) Eventually we’ll cross Spadina one final time but we stay on College.

Post-walk: O’Grady’s, 171 College St.

Hashtag: please use “TOPW:LI” – sorry, I forgot LI was Little India – let’s use TOPW:KM (for Kensington Market) instead.

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July 20th, 2010

08:58 pm - Toronto Photo Walks meets the Worldwide Photo Walk

Originally published at Toronto Photo Walks. Please leave any comments there.

The 3rd Annual Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk is scheduled for July 24th, which coincides with the TOPW schedule, so I’m leading one of the WWPW groups. I’ve picked the Don Valley brick works as the general area for the walk, but I’ll be adding more details nearer the day.

The WWPW events are capped at 50 people, so please sign up on the official Worldwide Photo Walk site @ http://worldwidephotowalk.com/walk/toronto-on-canada-don-valley-brickworks-todmorden

I could really use some help planning the route, and also on the day (a couple of additional wranglers) – please let me know if you can help!

Date: Saturday 24th July 2010.

Meet: 10:00am at Castle Frank Station

Route (morning): Castle Frank to the Brickworks via the Milkman’s Run; break into a couple of smaller groups for a guided tour of the farmers’ market; explore the paths and ponds just N of the market.

Lunch: Pick something up at the farmers’ market or bring lunch with you!

Route (afternoon): Regroup at 12:30pm; exit the Brickworks, taking Bayview and Pottery Rd to Todmorden Mills. After exploring Todmorden, back along Pottery Rd briefly then N on the path that runs along by the Don River. At Beechwood Drive, cross the DVP and wend our merry way to Broadview & Mortimer.

Post-walk: Whistler’s at Broadview & Mortimer.

Hashtag: please use “TOPW:WWPW”

[Flickr thread] [Facebook event] [LiveJournal info]
[Official WorldWide PhotoWalk page] [Special WWPW Flickr group]

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