Meet at about 10:00 AM at the Toronto Public Library - Runnymede Branch, 2178 Bloor Street West, near Runnymede Subway Station, about 100 m east of Bloor and Runnymede. We will begin the walk at 10:10 sharp.
If the weather is good enough, we will do the originally planned walk of approximately 8 Km, in a loop, though the neighbourhoods north of Bloor, and return to the starting point. We will see a few points of interest along the way. The route will be on city streets and paved pathways.
If the weather is as bad as forecast (heavy snow, 35 Km/h winds from the east, gusts exceeding 50 Km/h) we may follow an alternate storm route, westward from the start to keep the wind at our backs, with potential exits at the following subway stations:
- 2 Km - Old Mill Station
- 4 Km - Royal York Station
- 6 Km - Islington Station
- 8 Km - Kipling Station
No scheduled subway outages have been posted yet, but please check https://www.ttc.ca/service-advisories/Service-Changes in case there are any changes.
Points of interest (for the original planned route) and early exits along the way include:
- 0.0 Km – Runnymede Library (start of walk, washrooms)
- 3.6 Km – Jane/Dundas Library (washroom, exit to TTC Buses, 10 minute service)
- 4.7 Km - Malta Bake Shop (take-out coffee and snack)
- 7.6 Km – Runnymede Library (end of walk, washrooms)
The route is available on Ride with GPS at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41599831. (Alternate storm route is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41605377).
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REMINDER: A mask and hand sanitizer are recommended.
If you have trouble finding us at the start, please call my cell at 416-917-8866. If I don't answer, try again, as I may miss the first call.
For more information check the TBN website under PROGRAMS - FALL/WINTER - CITY WALKS (https://tbn.ca/programs/fallwinter/citywalks) for a description of the City Walk program. If you have any questions, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Burdett - City Walk Coordinator