For Sunday, February 3, meet at 10 AM in the Food Court in the new lower retail level of Union Station. We will do a 10 Km walk to see two things that are not likely to be around for very much longer.
We will first walk to Richmond and Ontario St to see an injured and decaying Tree of Heaven that was featured as the Toronto Star's "Tree of the Week" last Saturday. It has been marked with orange paint and is likely to be cut down soon. After this we will head over to see what sort of dilapidated bungalow you can get for $2,500,000 near the AGO.
The approximate distances to points of interest, early exits, and break locations are:;
- 0.0 Km - Union Station (Tim Hortons, McDonalds, bathrooms)
- 2.0 Km - Tree of Heaven (Richmond & Ontario St)
- 3.5 Km - City Hall (bathrooms)
- 4.8 Km - 14 Grange Ave ($2.5 million house)
- 6.0 Km - Tim Hortons (coffee, bathrooms, early exit to Spadina streetcar)
- 7.0 Km - Sidney Smith Hall (bathrooms)
- 7.8 Km - Spadina Station (early exit)
- 8.6 Km - The Pour House (lunch stop)
- 10.5 Km - Bloor-Yonge Station (bathrooms)
We will be downtown so there will also be access to buses or streetcars at major intersections. We will be on city streets or paved paths at all times so shoes or boots suitable for the weather conditions would be appropriate.
There is currently a scheduled subway closure this weekend from St Clair West to Union Station, in case this affects your travel plans to or from the walk. However, please check https://www.ttc.ca/Service_Advisories/Subway_closures/index.jsp for any changes.
The planned route is available on Ride With GPS at:https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29258888
Information on the Tree of Heaven is at: https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/trees/2019/01/26/injured-and-decaying-tree-in-old-town-toronto-is-beautiful-in-its-own-way.html
Information on the $2.5 million house is at: https://www.blogto.com/real-estate-toronto/2019/01/tiny-toronto-shack-sale-25-million/?fbclid=IwAR0GtHSkHPFKZioL4LVJ7HVDWjNQk-LEa4ndX3ekSECEcvtklmf7U-PvqSQ
Non-members are welcome. This is an official TBN event, so they will be asked to sign the waiver form, but, like all winter walks, will not be charged the non-member fee.
If you have trouble finding us at the start, please call me on my cell at 416-917-8866. If I don't answer, try again, as I may miss the first call.
John Burdett - TBN City Walk Coordinator