This is our longest walk of the year, but there are many early drop-out points. For the sixth year in a row, David G. will lead us on a walk from St Clair Station (Yonge Line) through the Vale of Avoca, to the Brickworks, up Moore Park Ravine, through Mount Pleasant Cemetery, along the Belt Line, through Cedarvale and Nordheimer Ravines, and down the Casa Loma stairs to Dupont Subway station. Light hiking shoes or boots, suitable for gravel multi-use paths would be appropriate.
Meet at 10 AM at St Clair Subway Station (Yonge Line), at the exit on the south side of St Clair East, at street level. (This is just east of the south-east corner of Yonge & St. Clair). Total distance to Dupont Station is approximately 16 Km, but there are alternate drop out points with access to transit. Break points and early exit points at:
- Evergreen Brickworks (3.7 Km) - bathroom stop
- Davisville Station (7 Km) - early exit to subway, and coffee/bathroom break
- Eglinton West Station (11.5 Km) - early exit to subway
- St Michael's College/Loblaws (14.5 Km) - bathroom break
- St Clair West Station (14.5 Km) - early exit to subway
- Dupont Station (16 Km) - official end of walk
- The Pour House (16.4 Km) - possible lunch stop
- Rosedale Station (17.8 Km) - optional additional walk to Line 1 subway
Several bathroom breaks are planned, as well as one coffee stop. At the end we usually go to The Pour House on Dupont.
The route is available on Ride with GPS at: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31419437
Note there is currently a scheduled subway closure for this date. There will be no subway service on Line 1 between Bloor-Yonge and Osgoode stations on Sunday, November 10, 2019 for Automatic Train Control signal system installation. Please check https://www.ttc.ca/Service_Advisories/Subway_closures/index.jsp for any changes, in case it affects your travel plans.
Non-members are welcome. They will be asked to sign the waiver form and will be charged the $5 non-member fee, either on-line in advance (Register here) or via paper form at the walk start.
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.
If you have any questions about the City Walk program, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Burdett - City Walk Coordinator