Fall festivals begin

Time for another walk!
But first, about last week:


Sign me up for a hot sunny morning walk, anytime. Even alone! Yes, that had to happen eventually. No hard feelings: it was Labour Day weekend, and shockingly hot and humid, even at 9:00 a.m. So, I went anyway, no fear.

On my way to consider a few of the Harbord Village StoryPosts (and online audio stories), I kept running into owls. This had nothing to do with walking, but since a few of us share an interest in birds, I thought the pix might give you a smile. As for the friendly neighbourhood advice, via back-lane graffiti, if you can tell me where these two oddly paired recommendations are painted (or take us there!), I will treat you to a patio coffee or tea date after our next walk!

The Harbord stories are interesting to me, as my dad and his family lived in that neighbourhood. The voices sound familiar to me. We shall try to visit some of them again. As a nice way to wrap up my solo walk, I stopped into the Church of St. Mary Magdalene and enjoyed some of the morning’s sung service, from the vestibule. I didn’t want to interrupt by entering late, but even from the open doorway, the music was lovely to hear on a summer morning.

This week, September 13, 2015:

This month’s weekends offer far too much fun for us to reasonably manage! But let’s try. This Sunday, we’ll walk south to Marilyn Bell Park on the lakeshore. This whole weekend will see (our new friend) Donna’s Team Transplant competing in the Great White North Dragon Boat races. The team starts on Saturday, and if you have a chance to go out and cheer them on, the schedule is here. When the results of those races are known, Sunday’s schedule will be created. But in the meantime, there will be a morning ceremony on Sunday that we might enjoy… and we can stay for some races after that, if everyone would enjoy it. More about the event is here.

Another thing I had considered enjoying this weekend was The Cabbagetown Festival. I won’t be able to manage it, alas (with work and TIFF and a newly-fostered cat and more!). But if you have time, it’s always a terrific exploration. If you do attend, let us know how you enjoyed it, and what you saw and heard.

So, we’ll head down to the races on the lake! Sunday may be cooler. Check the forecast. As always, please feel free to bring friends.

Coming right up:

Ahead this month: maybe a musical destination: BOFF (that’s the Bloor-Ossington Folk Festival!). PLUS a snack or a polka (please!) at Roncesvalles’ Polish Festival (yes, those would be on the same day… I told you there was lots to do!). And let’s re-visit something special: music, food, history, community and eco-smart-stuff are all part of David Suzuki’s Homegrown Park Crawl.

Fall is a great time to walk in T.O.

Still, it’s not really fall yet! Foliage and harvest ideas next, no doubt!

See you soon!

Are you reading about our club for the first time?

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

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