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There are now two Book Clubs as well as Special Interest Groups that are running in the Fall and Winter (these groups run monthly online via Zoom and are available to all members).

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James Gardens Walk – Monday, November 20, 2023 at 1:00 pm

Start: 1:00 PM

Leader: Donna Oke

Meet: Old Mill Subway Station

Route: James Gardens is a former estate on the West Bank of the Humber River. It is known for its flower gardens, terraced stone pathways beside sparkling spring-fed pools and streams and mature trees.

These Gardens were donated by the James family to the City of Toronto and the original home ‘Red Gables’ sits at the summit and exists today.

Flat fairly long walk with one steep hill at the end.

We will then walk along Edenbridge Drive to Royal York and walk or catch a bus to Royal York Subway Station.

Refreshment Stop (around 3):  Fox and John’s Pub and Restaurant, 2199 Bloor Street West

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Summerhill Walk – Monday, November 6, 2023 at 1:00 pm

Start: 1:00 pm

Leader: Donna Oke

Meet: Across from Summerhill Subway Station

Route: Through Summerhill area: Summerhill is named after a house built in 1842 by Canadian Transportation magnate Charles Thompson. Thompson established the ‘SummerHill Park and Pleasure Grounds’. The name is derived from Old English “somer hyll” enoting a hill used for summer grazing.

This walk is very pretty and consists of some hills and dales.

Refreshment Stop (around 3): Quail and Firkin, 1055 Yonge Street

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