CITY WALKS

If you are looking for something to do when the weather is too cool for comfortable cycling, why not join us for some fun and social walks. From mid-October to mid-December TBN offers scheduled pre-planned Fall City Walks every Sunday morning at 10:00 AM (with one exception), starting and ending at or near a subway station, and using city streets and/or ravines.

These walks typically go for about 10 Km, and end at either the same or a different subway station. We usually stay together as a group, and the level of difficulty is similar to a Leisure Wheeler or Urban Roller bike ride, with a walking pace of about 4 to 5 Kmph. There will usually be a stop for coffee and one or two bathroom breaks. Typically, we end near a location where we can get a snack, lunch, or a beverage. 

The schedule for the Fall City Walks has been posted. We will be running eleven walks starting on October 14 and ending December 22. This fall we will be repeating some of our favourites, that we do almost every year, such as the Bonfire and Pot Luck Lunch Walk, the Christmas Lights Walk, and the St Clair to Dupont Walk. In addition, we will be doing  some walks we have not done before, such as the Amsterdam Brewery Walk, the North York Historical Walk, and the Mimico Creek Walk. Other walks include some we have not done for a while, including a walk that we did in 1998 (Mark's Historical Walk) which is being run as our Mark Brousseau Memorial Walk this year.

Some walks may have themes, where we go to look at particular things, and some walks may not, where we just walk to enjoy walking. For the Fall Walks, maps will either be provided as paper copies at the start of the walk, or be made available on the website, as is currently done for bike rides. 

The Fall City Walks are free to TBN members. Non-members are welcome, but will be asked to sign the waiver form and pay the $5 non-member fee. 

This fall, there are a large number scheduled TTC subway closures, due mostly to work on the Eglinton Crosstown Line. We have attempted to schedule around these outages so that the start and end points are accessible by subway from downtown. However, before heading out, please check the TTC Scheduled Subway Closures site at https://www.ttc.ca/Service_Advisories/Subway_closures/index.jsp to see if this has changed. Also, check for other TTC bus or streetcar diversions at https://www.ttc.ca/Service_Advisories/Route_diversions/index.jsp.

Our Winter City Walk program will begin in January 2019, and will run until the weather is nice enough for cycling. These walks are similar to the Fall City Walks, but are a bit more informal. A walk will typically be scheduled every Sunday at 10:00 AM, but the start location, route, etc. will usually not be posted until close to the actual date of the walk (typically by the Wednesday before the walk on Sunday). This allows us to select a route appropriate for the expected weather conditions, reflect current events, or other items of interest.

The Winter City Walks are free to both TBN members and non-members. Non-members will not be charged the $5 non-member fee, but they will be asked to sign the waiver form.


As we have done for the past few years, we will likely arrange to do some sort of unofficial walking events for Jane's Walks and for Doors Open Toronto, both of which will probably occur in May 2019.


If you have any questions about the City Walk program, please email me at citywalks@tbn.ca.  

John Burdett

City Walks Coordinator


City Walks

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