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  • Boyd Conservation Park Vaughan
    8:15 AM-1:45 PM
    12/03/2022

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Boyd Conservation Park Vaughan
    Park for free in parking lot before park entrance on Islington Avenue

    Hike Leader(s): Mohammad Aghamiri Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk, Moderate
    Terrain: Hilly, Variable
    Distance: 15-16KM

    Description

    Explore the trails that wind through the beautiful Humber River valley at Boyd Conservation Area and the William Grainger Greenway.

  • Scotsdale Farm
    11:00 AM-3:00 PM
    12/03/2022

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Scotsdale Farm main and side trails.

    Directions: North on Trafalgar Road past Georgetown to Hwy 7. Northwest of & to Silver Creek. Turn right onto Trafalgar Road. Go north about 1.5 km. The parking area is about 0.5 km from the Trafalgar Rd.

    Hike Leader(s): Alex Brown Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Variable
    Distance: 10 km

    Description

    We will hike along the main and side trails on Scotsdale Farm including the newly opened section connecting to the Duff Pit Side Trail. Hike length is flexible and will be based on weather.

    After the hike those interested are invited to join me for refreshments at the Sheppard’s Crook in the of centre of Georgetown.

     

     

  • Urban Walk: Unionville/Toogood Pond
    11:15 AM-2:00 PM
    12/03/2022

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    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Urban Walk
    Location (Google Maps): Meet outside south exit of Markham Pan Am Centre by the flag poles. If commuting by GO Train from Toronto meet in the Great Hall of Union Station (off Front Street) near the information desk with the clock above it by 9:55 to take the 10:14 AM Stouffville Line Train to Unionville GO Station where we will walk to the Pan Am Centre to meet those who are driving to the hike.

    Hike Leader(s): Tom Swales, Juliet Williams Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat
    Distance: 12 KM

    Description

    Join us for a hike to Toogood Pond and a loop through the trails north of the pond to 16th Avenue returning to Main Street Unionville where their “Old Tyme Christmas” will run from 2:00 – 6:00 featuring light displays and live music. There will be option of a pub stop. The hike will end at Main Street where hikers may return to the start at their leisure walking south on Main Street to the Markham Pan Am Centre and the GO Train Station.

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  • Car Hike: Scotsdale Farm – Blue and White hike – 18.5KM
    8:30 AM-3:00 PM
    12/04/2022

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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps):

    We meet in the parking lot at Scotsdale Farm. Enter from Trafalgar Road, 1.7KM northwest of Highway 7.

    Hike Leader(s): Fayyaz Mahmood Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Rocky, Variable
    Distance: 18.5KM

    Description

    We will be hiking the blue and white trails in the Scotsdale Farm / Silver Creek area. We start on the Bennett Heritage Side Trail (ST) going North to join the Main Bruce trail at 35.1KM, Map 13, Ed 30. We turn back on the Main trail to take the Great Esker ST at 33.4KM. We leave the Great Esker trail to take the new Trafalgar ST, Reservoir ST and finally the Duff Pit ST to return back to the Main trail at 28.4KM. We take the Main trail going north until 31.2KM and take the Maureen Smith ST to return back on the Bennett Heritage ST to return back to the parking lot.

    Dress according to the weather. Hiking boots are required. Bring your lunch and 1.5-2 litres of water.

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  • Car Hike; Crawford Lake Loop
    2:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/16/2022


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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): 3115 Conservation Rd. Milton, just east of Guelph Line.

    Hike Leader(s): Jeanette Vincent Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Variable
    Distance: 8km

    Description

    Meeting point is at the parking lot next to the Visitor Centre. Today we will walk around Crawford Lake, a rare example of a meromictic lake, enjoying views and a different outdoor feeling the wooded area gives when the leaves are off the trees and are dormant; essentially they sleep over the winter.  On our way to the Nassagaweya Canyon with great views and looping back to the Longhouse Village is well worth a visit. No dogs. Hiking boots, snacks, water and be prepared for the weather forecast of the day.

    Entry fee to the park is $9.75 and registration is required – please make your reservation at https://www.conservatio

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  • Urban Walk: Humber River/Black Creek Trail
    10:15 AM-12:00 PM
    12/17/2022


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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Urban Walk
    Location (Google Maps): Meet Jane Subway Station outside the Station Attendant’s Booth

    Hike Leader(s): Tom Swales Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Variable
    Distance: 9 km

    Description

    Join us for a morning hike north on the Humber Trail to Dundas Street and eastbound on the Black Creek and Lavender Creek Trail to the Junction Craft Brewery in the rennovated “Destructor” Incinerator building. Light snacks available for purchase, a variety of rotating non-alcoholic beverages are available.

  • Urban Walk: Toronto Beach Walk
    10:30 AM-12:30 PM
    12/17/2022


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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Urban Walk
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Toronto Public Library, Beaches Branch, 2161 Queen Street East, Toronto, M4L 1J

    Hike Leader(s): Jeanette Vincent; David Royle; Brenda Menezes Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Flat
    Distance: 8km

    Description

    Meet at the Toronto Public Library, Beaches Branch. We will walk the boardwalk and easy pathways that wind along the variety of beaches from Silver Birch Avenue to Ashbridges Bay Park. It will be an out and back route, with lots of views into Lake Ontario, you will see many points of interest, parks, Kew gardens, including the historic Leuty Lifesaving Station and the historic architecture of the Ashbridges Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant, the R.C. Harris Filtration Plant. I’ve had frequent visits to this area as Greg, my late husband, grew up in the beach with many fond memories. A pleasing area that offers a little something for everyone!
    No dogs.  Good footwear, snacks and water.

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  • Mimico Creek Trail – Wayne Crockett’s Frustrating Pre-hike from May 23, 2020
    10:15 AM-2:45 PM
    12/18/2022


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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Urban Walk
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Kipling Subway Station for 10 am, at the west end of bus platforms to catch the #111, The East Mall at 10:02. It is a 15-minute bus ride that will take us to the start of the hike at The East Mall & Eglinton Avenue West. If coming directly to the hike by car there is parking by trail access point at the end of West Deane Valley Road (curbside parking). West Deane Valley Road runs east from the East Mall. If you are exercising this option, please arrive by 10:15, walk down along the trail to the bridge and wait for the group to arrive. It is necessary to inform the hike leaders ahead of time or you may miss us.

    Hike Leader(s): Andrew Proczek; Tom Swales Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat, Variable
    Distance: 15 km

    Description

    In November we lost one of the most dedicated and personable hike leaders our club has ever seen in Wayne Crockett. As well as his impeccable leadership skills and knowledge of Canadian history, Wayne was known for his dry-wit humor. Attempting the Mimico Creek Trail, south of Bloor Street, on an early May morning during another Covid lockdown, Wayne posted on his Facebook page, “…based on someone once telling me that with a little perseverance, you can find a path along the Mimico Creek from Bloor to the lake shore (about 4 km in a straight line). They lied or I misremembered. I did find some nice stretches of natural path running within a metre or two of the creek but they always dead ended and I had to retrace and do some road walking to find another point of access… Not going to be added to my repertoire, there would be a mutiny for sure.” And commenting on his own picture of some ducks lounging in the creek he wrote, “They were laughing. Ha, this Hooman just walked by here going the other way five minutes ago….”

    One major obstruction, the footbridge at Van Dusen Blvd. has reopened since Wayne’s misadventure giving us access to another quarter kilometer of trails. This one aside, I plan to keep as many of Wayne’s frustrations as part of the hike, with the group not knowing if we are passing through or having to double back. Let the ducks laugh! Little did you know, Wayne, that we would follow you anywhere. Will there be a mutiny? That awaits to be seen. Joking aside, it really is a nice hike, especially when undertaken in a longer stretch. It is one that I plan to repeat many more times and it can be enjoyed in any season.

    Wayne began his hike at Tom Riley Park from Dundas Street and meandered his way to Humber Bay Park and then east along the waterfront trail towards home. We will begin our hike much further north from Eglington Avenue, walking on dirt trails through West Deane Park as he would have done. After that there will be a stretch of road walking along Burnhamthorpe Road before we reach Tom Riley Park and then follow Wayne’s route. Once reaching the Waterfront Trail we will turn west for another 1.5 km to Birds and Beans Cafe at Amos Waites Park for a hot beverage to finish the hike.

    Dropouts at Bloor St. (at 6.5 km, Islington Subway Station is just steps west of there), Royal York Road (at 8.5 km, #76 Bus takes you to Royal York Station), and at Lake Shore Blvd. (at 13.5 km, #501 Bus west to Long Branch Loop or east to Dufferin Street where you can transfer to the Streetcar.) If you stay to the end of the hike, you will be able to catch the #76 at Mimico Avenue and Lake Shore Blvd.

    The route: https://onthegomap.com/s/dsc9lnjj

    Please have your icers with you in case we need them.

  • Tommy Thompson Park (on the Leslie Street Spit) Toronto
    10:30 AM-1:30 PM
    12/18/2022


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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Urban Walk
    Location (Google Maps): Tommy Thompson Park, 1 Leslie St. Toronto

    Hike Leader(s): Jeanette Vincent Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat
    Distance: 12km

    Description

    Meet at the entrance parking lot at 1 Leslie St.  We will walk to the end of the spit and back using some of the various side trails.  A unique place  to experience nature, the spit has been made from the rubble from an ever growing Toronto. Excellent views of Toronto and Lake Ontario. No dogs. Bring snack/lunch water. Dropouts along the way.

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  • Care Hike: Toronto Winter E2E hike 1/3
    8:00 AM-2:45 PM
    12/22/2022

    Hike open to BTC Members only.


    Registration Required:

    Registration opens on 2022-12-08 at 12:00 AM



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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): We will meet at km 17.4, east side of the road, where it crosses the trail. GPS coordinates N 43.615163,W 79.975157

    Hike Leader(s): Smadar Junkin Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Rocky, Variable
    Distance: 18k

    Description

    We will be shutting to Kelso parking, close to Appleby Line and will walk back to the cars, passing by the location of the first blaze on the Bruce Trail. Please note that we need to pay by the hour per person for parking in Kelso. If any hiker has an annual pass, let me know. Pass holders can do the shuttle and the rest of the hikers are expected to pay the driver $2.

    Bring 2 litres of water, icers and snowshoes. Hikers are expected to follow all Covid 19 restrictions.

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  • Urban Walk – Rattray Marsh
    8:30 AM-2:00 PM
    12/23/2022


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    Registration opens on 2022-12-09 at 12:00 AM



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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Urban Walk
    Location (Google Maps):

    Hike starts at Clarkson GO Station and ends at Port Credit GO Station.

    Hike Leader(s): Ginny Giraudi Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat
    Distance: 12 km

    Description

    Take a break from the busy holiday season:  This hike follows the waterfront trail through Rattray Marsh, Jack Darling and Saddington parks ending in Port Credit for lunch at the Archtop Coffee Bar and Market. Dress for the weather: hiking poles and boot icers may be recommended.

    If you are taking the GO Train from Union Station, please board the 8:45 am Lakeshore Westbound train to Clarkson GO Station. Please try to sit in the railway car near the middle of the train on the raised platform. I will meet you on the same raised platform as the train pulls into Clarkson GO Station at 9:20 am. You may also drive to Clarkson GO station and park for free on a first come/first served basis. Please meet us at the same location, on the raised platform where the train from Union GO Station will pull in at 9:20 am.

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  • Urban Walk: Annual TBTC Boxing Day Hike
    9:30 AM-2:45 PM
    12/26/2022


    Registration Required:

    Registration opens on 2022-12-12 at 07:00 AM



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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Urban Walk
    Location (Google Maps): Meet inside Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, foot of Bay Street. TTC – take any streetcar from Union Station one stop south the Ferry Docks stop and walk south.

    Hike Leader(s): Tom Swales Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Flat
    Distance: 12

    Description

    Avoid the Boxing Day shopping crowds and come hike with the TBTC instead. The Toronto Islands are very peaceful in the Winter Season. We will catch the 2:15 or 2:45 pm ferry to be back in the city by 3:00 pm.  Bring a lunch, snacks, water, a hot beverage, and icers if the first snow has fallen.  Dress in warm layers appropriate to the weather. Heated washrooms available. Dropout anytime by walking back to the Ward’s Island Ferry Dock. We will hike towards Hanlan’s Point and return to Ward’s Island (the only ferry destination served in the Winter) – approximately 5-6 km each way.

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  • Car Hike: Bethesda Trail Richmond Hill
    8:15 AM-1:15 PM
    12/31/2022


    Registration Required:

    Registration opens on 2022-12-17 at 12:00 AM



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    Hosting Club: Toronto

    Location (Google Maps): Oak Ridges Trail head Bethesda parking

    Hike Leader(s): Mohammad Aghamiri Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk
    Terrain: Hilly, Variable
    Distance: 14-15KM

    Description

    We will explore Oak Ridges Corridor in Richmond Hill, Hike around Bond lake .

     

    To reach there turn right to Bethesda side road  from Bayview Ave. Then drive around 500 meter and park in Oak Ridges trail head parking.

     

    It is winter time please bring your icers, hiking poles, proper closing and shoes and hot drinks,

    Please carefully read  safety procedures during the hike:

    1-Hikers must stay between the leader and the sweep.

    2-Hikers must advise the leader or the sweep if they wish to leave the group.

    3- Hikers must follow the whistle instructions: 1 blast- stay where you are; 2 blasts come to the leader; 3 blasts – come to the leader quickly.

    4-Hike leader may request volunteers to stop at trail intersections, they need to help hikers to the direction the group walk and wait till they see the sweep .

    5-Hikers have to make sure they can  see the persons behind and in front of them.

  • Car Hike: Scotsdale Farm
    11:00 AM-3:00 PM
    12/31/2022


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    Hosting Club: Toronto
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps):

    Scotsdale Farm main and side trails.

    Directions: North on Trafalgar Road past Georgetown to Hwy 7. Northwest of & to Silver Creek. Turn right onto Trafalgar Road. Go north about 1.5 km. The parking area is about 0.5 km from the Trafalgar Rd.

    Hike Leader(s): Alex Brown Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Variable
    Distance: 8-13 km

    Description

    Join your hiking friends for a pre New Years Eve hike at Scotsdale Farm. We will complete a loop of 8 to 13 km depending on trail conditions. Icers are strongly recommended as trail conditions may be marginal.

    After the hike those interested are invited to join me for refreshments and to say goodbye to the old year at the Sheppard’s Crook in the of centre of Georgetown.