Virtual City Walk - Port Lands and Eastern Avenue

  • 24 May 2020
  • 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Anywhere you have Internet access

Please join us for a Virtual City Walk, via video conferencing. The Zoom video conference will start at 9:45 AM on Sunday, May 24, and we will begin the virtual walk at about 10:10 AM. If you are not already on my Virtual City Walk email list, please send an email to letting me know who you are, and asking to be added the list. If you are on the list, I will email you the link to join the conference (probably by Saturday evening). The Zoom account allows up to 100 people to participate.

(Please note that I have been experiencing difficulty sending email notices of the walk. If at any time you do not receive an email notification, keep in mind that these are official TBN events and are posted on the TBN website, in both the Calendar and in Upcoming Events on the Home Page. Also, if I have trouble emailing the Zoom information, I will post it on the website, in the Calendar announcement.)

This week we will re-visit the Port Lands (where we walked on January 12) and walk along  Eastern Avenue. (Note that this is the walk we cancelled last week due to widespread Zoom issues).

I will share my screen, and using Google Maps, Street View, and other websites, will provide a simulation of the real walks that TBN does during the fall and winter. We will start at a location, and move around to various other places. I will provide some commentary, and will have some screens of information to share along the way.

Please join early to enjoy a few minutes of chatting with your friends before we set out. I expect the walk will last about an hour. We can also have a chat at the end, if anyone is interested.

When you connect, you will be placed in the “waiting room”, and I will then admit you to the actual video conference. If you are late joining us, or get dropped and rejoin, I may not notice you in the “waiting room”, so feel free to message or call my cell at 416-917-8866, and I will let you into the video conference.

Zoom allows you to control your microphone and camera. You can mute your microphone so that no one can hear you, and you can start or stop your video feed, so that people can either see you or not. I will initially let everyone control their own microphone, so we can have discussions, but if there are too many people, or if it gets too chaotic, I will mute all microphones. There is a “raise hand” feature that will allow people to request permission to speak. Zoom also includes a chat feature which allows you to send text messages to everyone in the conference, or privately to one other individual. Zoom is very easy to use, but you might want to download the free app before the meeting, and play with it a bit to get used to using it.

If you have any questions, email me at

John Burdett - City Walks Coordinator

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