Walks

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.

The next Academy walk - Baby Point

Date and time:   Wednesday August 11 starting at 10 AM.

Meeting place:          Old Mill Subway Station

Route:                          Baby Point - we will climb the hill to Baby Point and descend by stairs  in the Magwood Sanctuary to the Humber River

Walk leader:            Donna Oke

Lunch:                           Lunch by picnic at Etienne Brule Park or Dark Horse Pub (2401 Bloor St West)

Plan to attend?:        If you haven't already done so, please click here to let us know that you will be joining us

 

Waivers will be available for those who have not already signed one.

Some Background:
Baby Point was formed during the Wisconsin Ice Age
Settled by Seneca Iroquois Nations in the 1600s
The Honourable James Baby purchased 114 acres in the area in 1815
Neighbourhood established 1912 by Robert Home Smith

Upcoming Academy Walk - Rosedale

Date and time:   Tuesday August 17 starting at 10 AM.

Meeting place:          Rosedale Subway Station

Route:                          Rosedale Walk - Circle around beautiful Chorley Park and back via Roxborough Avenue to Rosedale Subway (nb - some hills involved)

Walk leader:            Donna Oke

Lunch:                          Ramsden Park or Rebel House Pub patio

Plan to attend?:        If you haven't already done so, please click here to let us know that you will be joining us

 

Waivers will be available for those who have not already signed one.

Some Background:
North Rosedale Heritage Conservation Area including Binscarth Road where many homes listed in Toronto Architectural Conservancy
The pilot Episode of Gilmore Girls was filmed at 61 Binscarth Road also listed as a Heritage Home

Upcoming Academy Walk - Riverdale

Date and time:   Tuesday August 24 starting at 10 AM.

Meeting place:          Withrow Park between Carlaw and Logan, south of Danforth, north end, just south of washrooms

Route:                          Withrow Park, Riverdale Bain Co-op, Bridgepoint Health Centre, Riverdale Park and Cabbagetown

Walk leader:            to be determined

Lunch:                         to be determined - possibly Pear Tree Restaurant

Plan to attend?:        If you haven't already done so, please click here to let us know that you will be joining us

 

Waivers will be available for those who have not already signed one.

Upcoming Academy Walk - Islington Murals

Date and time:   Tuesday August 31 starting at 10 AM.

Meeting place:          Meet outside Islington Subway Station East Side

Route:                          Tour starts at Mimico Creek which originates in Brampton as part of the Oak Ridges Moraine. We will travel through Tom Riley Park and meet our guide at Montgomery House for a tour of Islington Murals

Walk leader:             Donna One

Lunch:                         Tom Riley Park or Fox and Fiddle Pub on Dundas Street near Murals

Plan to attend?:        If you haven't already done so, please click here to let us know that you will be joining us

 

Waivers will be available for those who have not already signed one.

Of Note:

This area was settled 11,000 years ago by aboriginal peoples and most recently 600 years ago by the Mississauga Tribes  whose land rites were settled in 2010.

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