Urban Walk: Ramsden Park to Broadview Subway Stn. via Riverdale reroute

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05/14/2023 9:45 AM - 3:00 PM

Urban Walk: Ramsden Park to Broadview Subway Stn. via Riverdale reroute

  • HikeType Urban Walk
  • HikeIcon https://hikes.brucetrail.org/wp-content/uploads/formidable/7/marker_urban-walks.png
  • PaceTypes ,Leisurely,Moderate
  • TerrainTypes ,Flat,Variable
  • PaidOuting No
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Hosting Club: Toronto
Category: Urban Walk
Location (Google Maps): Public Washrooms, Artificial Ice Rink, Ramsden Park, 300 meters west of Rosedale Subway Station. From the subway cross to the west side. Follow Ramsden Park Road to the end and continue straight taking the left branch path until you reach the washrooms on the right. We will meet here outside the washrooms.

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

Pace: Leisurely, Moderate
Terrain: Flat, Variable
Distance: 12.5 km


Rosedale Valley Road is a pleasant walk and no one released the hounds. Wayne Crockett, July 25, 2020. Please join me for the third of three interconnected hikes inspired by Wayne who would start and finish many of his urban walks at Castle Frank Station. Starting in Ramsden Park we will be following what used to be Castle Frank Brook in the 1800s. The first two hikes featured Mount Pleasant and Prospect Cemeteries and this one will include two more, St. James and the Necropolis, two cemeteries in proximity to each other. In between the two we will visit the Victorian neighborhood of Don Vale in Old Cabbagetown which has the largest concentration of surviving Victorian Homes in all of North America. After stopping for our lunch break at Riverdale farm we will continue along the Lower Don River Trail and reroute as previously advertised from Lake Shore Blvd. E. to Queen St. E. and Broadview Ave and then north through the Riverdale neighborhood to Riverdale Park East, finishing at Broadview Subway Station. Among the historic homes, buildings and churches we will visit will be The "Group of Seven" Studio Building, Wellesley Cottages, and the Toronto Necropolis Chapel.

Apart from the one climb up from the Rosedale Ravine to St. James Cemetery, the hike is mostly flat. Please pack 2 litres of water, a lunch or snacks, a hat and sun screen.

Public Washrooms at km 0, km 5.5 & 6.8, Riverdale Farm.

The route: https://onthegomap.com/s/g880u45q