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We meet at Toronto College Street West End YMCA each Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. and set out on foot for wonderful conversation, fresh air and… walking!
We walk for one to two hours, and cover six to ten kilometres.
Not to mention covering all sorts of interesting topics,
and seeing plenty of intriguing architecture, businesses,
blooming or greening plant life
and even other walkers!
All are welcome. Wear comfortable shoes. (Like those! ➞)
Terrain is fairly easy (mostly sidewalks).
Pace is moderate. Hope to see you soon!
Here is this week’s update and plan:
Hi fellow walkers!
Last week, we enjoyed a sunny stroll over to the Baldwin Steps. It was a hot day and we certainly felt that heat! No trouble with the 110 stairs, but we were sweating at the top, and happy to continue our walk through the cool, green park at the top, behind Casa Loma. We peered through the gates of Spadina House (not yet open) and decided that we’ll plan a later-start-time walk soon, to visit their gardens (and, if all approve, to tour the house itself). More on that, later.
Right now, the city is green and beautiful. Let’s go see some more of it! Early morning is a great time to visit The Music Garden. It’s a long-ish walk south through the city. The garden’s swirling paths and beautiful plants at the end – plus a lakeside view – will be our reward.
Favourite walk reruns, coming up soon! (High Park, Allan Gardens greenhouses, Sunnyside Beach). Where else should we explore? Several of us want to venture further afield and we have some ideas. Let’s limit longer trips, or trips with any cost, to once a month or so, to make it easy and convenient for all to participate. Got suggestions about nearby destinations and places right around here? Great! Please Comment, or bring ideas along on Sunday and we can all talk about it.
See you Sunday, 9:00 a.m. Good shoes. Water. Hat. Sunscreen. Token (in case you want a quicker trip home). Another hot day is forecast. We walk, regardless. On any Sunday, if you’d rather stay cool, you may wish to walk on the Y’s indoor track. If you’re a member, that’s easy. If you’re not, let me know and I can help arrange it. (You’ll need photo ID.)
Invite a friend to join us? Great!
Are you reading about our Walking Club for the first time? Excellent. And welcome. Now that you know where we’re going this week, join us for a walk!