Rain or shine - and COVID-19 permitting - from May to October, the Academy’s trusty band of walk leaders lead groups of members and guests as they venture forth to explore Toronto’s ravines, cemeteries, markets, urban art, historic buildings, and green spaces. Walk participants share what they know about the city’s neighbourhoods, learn from the walk leaders, and “debrief” over a well-earned lunch. Polish up your walking boots and limber up those legs for the Academy walks.
Many thanks to John Weatherburn for taking up the leadership reigns for the 2020 / 2021 Academy Walks program.
Now that Toronto has entered Phase 3 of its opening process, several walks have been scheduled for August and September. For now, we will limit the number of participants for each walk to 15, and will ensure social distancing. We will also keep a record of attendees.
Lunch following our outings will take on a different form for the time being. We will either 'brown bag' it in a park or picnic area, or will eat at a restaurant patio where there is social distancing.
Here is the 2020 schedule:
Tuesday October 27 - Cabbagetown - Academy Halloween Walk
Tuesday November 10 - Baby Point on the Humber
Meet: 10:00 am at Old Mill Subway Station
Includes steep hills and a long staircase
Baby Point’s rich History dates back to the 1600’s when it was a prosperous Seneca Nation Village known as Teiaigon.
Abandoned by the Seneca and purchased in 1816 by Hon. James Baby.
A lovely Peninsula overlooking the Humber River.
Developed in 1912 by Robert Home Smith in accordance with his specific regulations!
Leader: The walk will be led by Donna Oke.
The Academy frequently takes group and candid shots during our walks. Please note that these images may be used on our website or in our Academy Quarterly Review. By participating in these photos you agree to the use of these images to for the purpose stated. You will not be named or identified in any way, and may opt out at any time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org/