Starting autumn with a walk

September 21 – 27 is National Forest Week. I hope you have a chance to visit some trees, as some of us did last week. Read on for this week’s plan, which isn’t terribly sylvan. But no fear: plenty more trees – of all colours – soon.

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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!

might feet, mighty hikers!

mighty walking feet

We walk for one to two hours, and cover six to ten kilometres. 

Not to mention covering interesting topics, and seeing plenty of
intriguing architecture, businesses, seasonal plant life,
our sparkling lake, dogs, cats, and even other walkers!

All are welcome. Wear comfortable shoes.
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!

What a Sunday we had! We took TTC to the Humber Valley; luckily made all connections. Saw Lambton House Hotel, walked into the park valley and headed south beside the river, through Home Smith Park, Etienne Brûlé Park and had a quick peek at King’s Mill Park. We enjoyed a brief wander through the lower level of the Old Mill itself, too, and then walked back over the little bridge and out to Jane station. Two hopped on the subway, two continued along Bloor to see the Ukrainian Street Festival and enjoy a patio lunch (and walked all the way home, too).

Future plans, based on this walk? Maybe a pub night at the Lambton House? Maybe a jazz event, or afternoon tea at the Old Mill? Or maybe canoeing downriver to the lake! We’ll definitely return to the Etienne Brûlé Park to watch salmon swim upstream to spawn in October. More on that soon.


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For Sunday, September 21 – first official day of fall – let’s take a neighbourhood lane walk, cobbled together from suggestions found online. This walk will take 90 minutes or less.

Coming up soon: part of Homegrown Park Crawl, Thanksgiving picnic on the Island, autumn leaves, a couple of historical walks. Plenty of fall walking options!

See you in the usual place, Sunday, 9:00 a.m. Wear good shoes. This week, that might mean something rainproof! Bring water. Prepare for any possibilities!

Bring a friend? Great!

Are you reading about our club for the first time? Excellent – and welcome! Now you know where we’re going. Maybe you can walk with us!




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