Virtual City Walk - Somewhere in Toronto

  • 18 Oct 2020
  • 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM
  • anywhere you have Internet access

Please join us, via video conferencing, for our first Virtual City Walk of the Fall 2020 season. Here is the Zoom information and link:

John Burdett is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: TBN Virtual Walk

Time: Oct 18, 2020 09:45 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 898 2552 7269

Passcode: 797982

There have been requests for more walks in “exotic” locations (like those we did in Buffalo and La Scie, Newfoundland), however I have decided to do the first Virtual Walk in Toronto, so that people can actually do this walk, either by themselves or with a small group of friends. I will post a Ride with GPS route here, for people to follow. The exact starting point and route have yet to be determined, but the route will be about 10 Km long. It will be a loop, so that if you drive to the start, you will end up near your car, and will not have to take the TTC. As usual, there will be a few interesting things to see along the way.

The route for the walk is:

The Virtual Walk Zoom video conference will start on Sunday, October 18, at 9:45 AM, which will allow some time for chatting with your TBN friends, if you would like to do that. The Virtual Walk itself will begin at about 10:10 AM. I would suggest you log in by 10:00 AM, to ensure you are connected, and have an audio and video connection.

The walk will last about an hour. We can have an additional chat at the end if anyone is interested.

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).

(Please note that I have been experiencing some difficulty sending emails and if I have trouble emailing the Zoom information, I will post it here, before the start of the walk.)

For the Virtual Walk, 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.

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 please:

  • message my cell at 416-917-8866, if that is not successful,
  • call my cell at 416-917-8866, if that is not successful,
  • call my home at 905-881-9259,

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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