A little rain never scared us ☂

Another Kensington Pedestrian Sunday!
But first, about last week:


Over to Queen’s Park we walked briskly, where we saw people meditating on the green. And tourists. And summer, still at the height of bloom. Even bright and early, it was rather hot! So we stuck to the shady side and headed across the street to revisit the very pretty Lester B. Pearson Garden for Peace and International Understanding. The small waterfall there drowns out the street noise and the cool green offers relief from a hot summer day.

One of us needed to do some serious additional walking, as a warm-up to her 25 km fundraising walk, in a couple of weeks. Heather is participating in the One Walk to Conquer Cancer, a cause that is important to many of us. If you’d like to support her in her pledge quest, visit her Heather’s walk home page. It’s never a bad thing to exceed one’s fundraising goals!

This week, on August 30, 2015…

… we’ll make a LATE START and walk back to Kensington Market’s Pedestrian Sunday. We had a terrific walk there, last time, but realized we’d completely missed the Art Fair. That must be remedied. Paintings, photos, jewellery, sculpture and more. Even if it’s raining! Bonus: the artists are all under canopies. Further bonus: there will be lovely things to eat, if anyone would enjoy staying for lunch, or grabbing a snack as we wander. Bring an umbrella and we’ll enjoy the midday. Meet at the Y at 11:00 a.m., as the market begins at noon. Stay as long as you like. Last time, we all met at the end, to hear what everyone else had enjoyed. That was fun. Then, a brisk walk home. It’s the last weekend of August – let’s enjoy it!

If you bring your phone, we’ll locate some of the [murmur] project sign posts in the area (there are about 20 of them, there) and hear some Kensington history. [murmur] was actually launched in Kensington, in 2003. Many people don’t even notice the green ear symbol. Even those of us who know a bit about it have not heard nearly enough of these interesting recorded Toronto stories! If you enjoy this, we’ll visit some of the other “ear sign” neighbourhoods in the future! Please feel free to bring friends – or invite them to meet us there. With umbrellas, perhaps!

Coming right up:

September is festival time: Dragonboats (on a special day), the Cabbagetown Festival, Roncey’s Polish Festival, and David Suzuki’s Homegrown Park Crawl, too. And a Story Post walk. (Did you notice that last photo, above? This could be wonderful!)

Fall is a great time to walk in T.O. Plenty more walking plans, just ahead.
More LEAF walks, more [murmur] walks, and… requests, anyone?

See you soon!

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Welcome. You really should walk with us! See you in the morning!

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