Again this year, TBN will be offering a City Walk program, from mid-October until the weather is nice enough to begin cycling. These walks almost always start Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM, at or very near a subway station, go for about 10 Km, on city streets and ravines, with a coffee/washroom break around the middle, and often a snack or lunch stop near the end. The walks either return to the starting subway station or to another subway. The level of difficulty is similar to a Leisure Wheeler or Urban Roller bike ride, and frequently longer or shorter routes will be available.

From mid-October to mid-December we offer pre-scheduled routes that will be posted on the Events page, with the start and end points defined and the route between them described. Many of these are walks that we have done in past years, so you may be familiar with them. 

As we did last year, beginning in January, we will run a series of informal winter walks, similar to the fall walks, but with the start point and route not usually provided until the Tuesday or Wednesday before the walk. This allows us to be more flexible to accomodate changing weather conditions, and to visit different parts of the city, based on current events or other items of interest that people may be curious about.

Speaking of preplanning the fall walking schedule, we will be having a City Walk planning meeting at the Monarch Tavern on Saturday, September 9, 2017, at 2:00 PM. If you would like to contribute some ideas, perhaps lead a walk or two, just get together with some of your walking buddies, are curious about the City Walk program, or perhaps would just like to have a beverage or two, please join us.

The Monarch Tavern is located at 12 Clinton Street, one block south of College St., on the corner of Clinton and Henderson St. To get there you can:

  • take the subway to Bathurst station and ride the streetcar south to College, then walk west to Clinton, and south to Henderson,
  • or take the 506 streetcar along College to Clinton, and walk south to Henderson,
  • or take the 505 streetcar along Dundas to Grace Street, walk north to Mansfield Ave, east to Clinton, and then north to Henderson

We will be upstairs on the 2nd floor.

Note that there is a scheduled subway closure on the University line on this date, between Sheppard West and Lawrence West stations, in case that affects your travel time.

If you not able to make it but are interested in having some input, please email me at If you are interested in leading a walk, please let me know what dates you would be interested in and which walks you would be interested in leading. Note that you must be a TBN member to lead a walk.

These walks are free to all TBN members. Non-members will be charged the $5 non-member fee for the walks in the fall, but not for the informal winter walks.  Non-members will be asked to sign the waiver form either case.

If you have any questions about City Walk program, just email me at  

John Burdett
City Walks Coordinator

City Walks

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