the B-I-I-I-I-I-G valley!

This week, photos at Harbourfront.
But first, last week:

What a day for a walk in the beautiful Don Valley! We started on transit, began walking in Edwards Gardens (scene of many a picnic, wander, or bike ride in my past), headed south (sort of!) through a progression of parks, both pretty and wild, following the Don River all the way to the Evergreen Brickworks. It was a beautiful day – and we had fun, even when we got a little off course! Thanks to Kathy, whose way with phone-GPS was excellent!

Some had to rush a bit at the end, to get home in time for some Easter Sunday family cooking! But a few others managed an outdoor snack at the Brickworks, and then caught the shuttlebus back to the subway. What a lovely Sunday.

Very special thanks to Julie for sharing an important date with us, with a mini-champagne toast and all! What a treat – and an honour. More sparkling wine in our future, I predict, at the Island Strawberry Tea again, this year. (Plan on it!)

Follow the photos for a brief tour of our sunny and cloudy day. It was a good one!

Click on any image for larger files, in carousel slide-show.

THIS WEEK,
Sunday, April 23, 2017
:

Meet at the Y at 9:00, as usual. Let’s walk down to Harbourfront! We can pass through the pretty Music Gardens, to our Harbourfront destination, an exhibit of some interesting photos. Y-friend, photographer Morris Lum, has been documenting different Canadian Chinatowns for years, with a large-scale camera. This exhibit (on now, but part of this year’s “Contact,” which opens next week) shares his look at traditions and change in Vancouver’s Chinatown. The photos are contemplative and beautiful. Maybe we can compare and contrast them with Toronto’s Chinatown, as we return home, up Spadina Avenue.

COMING RIGHT UP:

Next Week: Cherry trees?? I suggest we wander further away to see a different “orchard” this year. Game to try this? More soon!

In the meantime, we’re plotting all sorts of excellent spring and summer walks. (Also: outdoor theatre, a concert, a picnic or two, at least one intriguing brunch, a visit to India Bazaar, and more.) Let’s keep walking! Rain or shine. Your suggestions are always welcome.

Please feel free to¬†bring a friend¬†along¬†to share our walks. We’ll see you soon.

Are you just finding WestWalking for the first time?!

Welcome.¬†Let’s walk!
See you on Sunday!

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