Then and now. Back then there was a river (Garrison Creek) that used to run through the streets of West end downtown Toronto. Now the river is buried underneath the homes and streets of the same location. (Photo by BlogTO)
This is the fourth 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 follow the trails of the long-lost Garrison Creek in West downtown Toronto. This was a small river that used to run through downtown Toronto. And now it's been buried under the streets of Toronto and even under some homes! If you enjoy discovering something new, while enjoying the downtown scenery, this walk is for you!
We are following the exact same path as the Discovery Walk website. Here is the link:
This is the general path we're taking:
We are going to start at Christie subway station. Then we walk south towards Bathurst/King by following where the Garrison Creek used to flow. We'll grab a cup of coffee or something to eat after the walk is done! There are tons of restaurants and coffee shops in the area!
If you don't want to do the entire walk, you can always stop and take the bus midway through. We will pass by several TTC streetcars along the way, so if you ever get tired, you can leave whenever you'd like.
Bring your cameras and have fun enjoying the scenery while socializing with your fellow TNT members!
How to Prepare for the walk
1) Normally I'd say bring a jacket since it may get colder during the walk, but it's summer so you don't need to worry about that. :)
2) Please use the washroom before meeting up for the event. Fortunately for this walk, there will be tons of restaurants and a few parks, so there will be lots of washrooms along the way. But it would be better you use the bathroom before the walk if you need to.
3) Bring some food and water with you in case you get hungry or thirsty.
4) Bring your camera! There will be lots of cool things to take pictures of.
Where We'll Meet
We will meeting at Christie subway station at 2 p.m. on the top level of the station, where the TTC collector booth is.
If you get lost or need directions, you can call me at [masked]-9218.
Pricing & Costs
A small donation of $1 or $2 to pay for the Meetup fees would be appreciated, but not necessary.