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Discover Toronto Neighbourhood Walk III: Alexander Muir Gardens+Northern Ravines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE: The weather looks good for tomorrow, so the walk take place tomorrow (Saturday). NOTE: We are meeting at LAWRENCE subway station.

 

Spring is here and not only is warm weather back, so is TorontoTNT's Discover Toronto Neighbourhood Walk! This is the third of the Discover Toronto Neighbourhood Walk I'm doing. It's just a casual walk along a scenic or beautiful place in Toronto. If it's popular with you guys, I'll keep doing them. I actually have a quite a few walks that I've discover that I wanted to share with the group.


This walk will be in North Toronto. We're going to walk east along through some very nice parks and ravines, including Alexander Muir Gardens and Blythwood Ravine Park, as well as hangout at Davisville Village. I took this route from the City of Toronto Discovery walks. Here is their description of it:


This series of ravine parks, displaying a
wide variety of natural and human-made
scenic landscapes, is connected by Burke
Brook. First Peoples used these ravines as
early as 4000 years ago. They camped,
hunted and traveled in these areas. During the
early to mid 1800s, logging was common in these
ravines. Today, municipal by-laws protect these ravines
and the City is restoring much of the vegetation.


This is the general path we're taking:

http://goo.gl/maps/KQk2i


We're going to start at Lawrence subway station. We'll walk south and take a small detour along Chatworth Drive. Then we'll walk east along the park path to see Alexander Muir Gardens. Then we'll be walking generally southeast in the park to see the beautiful scenery. At the end of the park, we'll be walking down south along Bayview Avenue to Davisville Village, where we'll grab a cup of coffee or something to eat after the walk is done!


Exit Points

If you don't want to do the entire walk, you can always stop and take the bus midway through. You can take a TTC bus back to a subway station either from Mount Pleasant Road, Bayview Avenue or Davisville Avenue, all three of which have bus routes you can take.

Bring your cameras and have fun enjoying the scenery while socializing with your fellow TNT members!

 

Weather

 

As of today (Monday), it looks like it's going to rain. But the weather is always changing as the week goes by, so right now I've scheduled this walk for this Saturday. Check this page on Friday to see if I have changed the date. If it's going to rain, I will postpone the event to another day.

 

How to Prepare for the walk

 

1) It may get colder during the walk, so be sure to bring a jacket with you.

 

2) Please use the washroom before meeting up for the event. Since we are walking through a residential area, there won't be any washrooms for a while, until we get to Davisville Village. There is a washroom at Eglinton subway station, one stop south of Lawrence subway station.

 

3) Bring some food and water with you in case you get hungry or thirsty. Again, there won't be any restaurants nearby, until we get to Davisville Village

 

5) Bring your camera! There will be lots of cool things to take pictures of.


Where We'll Meet

 

We will meeting at Lawrence subway station at 2 p.m. When you get to Lawrence subway station, we'll be waiting beside the 162 Lawrence-Donway bus stop. I will be holding a red Meetup sign. Once everyone is here, we'll start the walk.

 

If you get lost or need directions, you can call me at [masked]-9218.


Pricing & Costs


Free!


A small donation of $1 or $2 to pay for the Meetup fees would be appreciated, but not necessary.

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  • Chris

    A fun group. Thanks Roger and everyone.

    April 7, 2013

  • Roger

    Thanks to everyone who came out yesterday. It was an amazing turnout! I personally had a lot of fun meeting a lot of you guys, as well as enjoyed seeing some familiar faces as well. I'm looking forward to hosting the next one.

    April 7, 2013

  • Serge

    Very enjoyable walk!

    April 7, 2013

  • Christa

    I had so much fun! Thanks for putting this together for us!

    April 7, 2013

  • Mark

    Roger, thanks for organizing. As usual, I discovered something new. Above all, I enjoyed the walk and friendly company. Look forward to next urban discovery!

    April 6, 2013

  • Keston

    I've put up the best picks of the photos I took guys. Thanks very much for a great event! It was awesome to meet and socialize with everyone today.

    1 · April 6, 2013

  • Limor

    It was great... If it was warmer outside, it would've been perfect!

    April 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great event! Thanks for organizing it. And it was great to meet everyone.

    April 6, 2013

  • William

    What time r u guys leaving the station? I m running a little late with TTC :(

    April 6, 2013

  • Angela

    Hi guys. I have something important to take care of tomorrow morning. If I can finish it in time, I will join you. If not, hope you guys have lots of fun, And see u in next event.

    April 5, 2013

  • Roger

    We are going to meet at Lawrence subway station. When you get to Lawrence subway station, walk to where all the bus stops are. We are going to meet at the 162 Lawrence-Donway bus stop. And I'll be holding a red Meetup sign as well.

    If you can't find us, just call or send me a text at[masked] and I'll make sure everyone will be able to find us.

    April 5, 2013

  • Limor

    So just to clarify, where are we meeting?

    April 5, 2013

  • Roger

    Hey Chris, good to hear from you again. Thanks for pointing out the typos! I actually just copied and pasted the info from the last Neighbourhood Walk to this one, so I forgot to change that detail.

    April 5, 2013

  • Chris

    Hey Roger!
    I enjoyed the walk last time through the bridal path (and that was cold and wet). In point 2) above, you said no washrooms until 'Edwards Gardens' and in Where We'll Meet you said "When you get to Davisville station". I think those are typos from that last meetup. Should be 'Bayview and Eglinton' and 'Lawrence station' respectively.

    The path is dog-friendly, 'I' wouldn't mind dogs joining us. I don't know about everybody else. I suppose it would depend on the likability of the dog.
    Cheers

    April 5, 2013

  • Lucia

    My first meetup in Toronto!

    April 5, 2013

  • Keston

    This will be my first attendance to an event. Looking forward to it.

    April 5, 2013

  • Roger

    Limor: It'll be awesome. :)

    Parisa: Probably an hour, perhaps a little longer than that because we'll be taking our time on the walk. Again, if anyone wants to end the walk midway through, there will be bus stops along the way to go back to the subway station.

    Gwenno: I never owned a dog, so I'm not really sure. What would be considered dog friendly?

    April 4, 2013

  • Gwenno L.

    Is this walk dog friendly?

    April 3, 2013

  • Angela

    Hi. Seems like a great event. In the map, it seems that the walk is around an hour, is that correct?

    April 1, 2013

  • Limor

    I go on these walks all the time by myself cause i love to discover toronto on beautiful days! I'm so happy i'll have ppl to do this with now!

    April 1, 2013

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