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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 @

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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Queens Quay, June 12th

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Queens Quay / Music Garden / Harbourfront easily won the poll (19 votes – 2nd place was Colonel Samuel Smith Park with 5 votes). I’m sure Georgette’s post about the World Naked Bike Ride helped :)

The forecast looks like we could be in for another wet/stormy walk – how do we keep picking those days?

Date: Saturday 12th June 2010.

Meet: 10:30am at Union Station, at the main (Front Street) entrance. I would say next to the “Monument to Multiculturalism” statue but it’s been removed.

Route: W on Front then S on Simcoe … G20 fences permitting! First stop is the Roundhouse and Steamwhistle Brewery – the brewery opens at 11am. Continue S on Simcoe to Harbourfront Centre. We’ll be generally heading W on Queens Quay, taking detours down each of the spits, before turning down Eireann Quay. There’s the ferry for the Island Airport (chance to shoot the skyline) and the Irish immigrants’ memorial. Then we’ll head up Bathurst, through Fort York, up Strachan and W on E Liberty Street.
[route map]

Lunch: Shoeless Joe’s (To Be Confirmed)

Post-walk: Brazen Head Irish Pub (To Be Confirmed)

Hashtag: please use “TOPW:QQ”

[Flickr thread] [Facebook event] [LiveJournal info]

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Portlands and Cherry Beach, May 8th

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

Date: Saturday 8th May 2010

Meet: 10am at Cherry St & Villiers St. [The 72A Pape bus stops at this junction. If you're driving, you can park at the Keating Channel Pub.]

Route: South on Cherry St, detour around Polson Pier (aka The Docks), all the way to Cherry Beach (aka Clarke Beach Park). We’ll stop here for lunch (see below) then go east along the beach, past Westwood Sailing Club, on to Unwin Ave just before it ends. Fortunately there’s a footbridge :) Continue along Unwin, turn up Leslie St, west on Commissioners St, then cut across to Villiers St and end at the pub. [Route map]

Lunch: **Bring something to eat/drink! We’ll be passing T&T, so you can pick something up if you forget!

Post-walk: Keating Channel Pub & Grill [Booked for 6pm but we may be able to get seats earlier - there's an all-day poker competition!]

Hashtag: please use “TOPW:PL”

[Flickr thread] [Facebook event] [LiveJournal info]

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Art of the Danforth, April 24th

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Date: Saturday 24th April 2010
Meet: 1pm outside the RBC bank on Woodbine at Danforth [Google street view]
Route: West on Danforth, checking out the Art Of The Danforth exhibits [map]
Post-walk: I’ve not booked anything as I don’t know how long it’ll take us, but there are a few pubs along/near the route.
Hashtag: please use “TOPW:AD”

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Cedarvale Park, April 10th

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The venue for the next Toronto Photo Walk (April 10th) will be Cedarvale Park (Bathurst & St.Clair).

Date: Saturday 10th April 2010
Meet: 10am outside the south exit of St.Clair West subway station [Google street view]
Route: Through Sir Winston Churchill Park, down Spadina Road, past the north end of Casa Loma, west on Nina St then Alcina Ave, and up to Wychwood Barn. (There’s a market there on Saturday mornings.) Continue north on Wychwood then turn east on St Clair. [map]
Lunch: Legends (St.Clair West & Bathurst)
Afternoon: Continue east to Spadina Rd, up to Lonsdale Rd and then into Cedarvale Park. We’ll exit the park at Ava Rd & Everden Rd, head north to Eglinton Ave. Time-permitting we’ll do a loop around Fairleigh Crescent, Aldburn Rd and Glenarden Rd; if there’s not time, we’ll just go east on Eglinton.
Post-walk: China House @ 925 Eglinton West

I forgot to add the hashtag for this walk – please use “TOPW:CV”.