We publicize information here on a few walks per month for non-members who might want to join us.
Groups should contact us in advance for permission to join a walk since since not all walks are suitable for larger groups.
Wear appropriate footwear for walking on trails which may be muddy, steep or uneven. Please thoroughly clean your footwear before each outing to avoid spreading invasive seeds.
Wed, Feb 21 at 10:00 am • ASHBRIDGE'S BAY – Nature Walk
Leader: Doug Paton. Meet at the southwest corner of Lakeshore Blvd. E and Coxwell Ave for a circular walk on mostly paved surfaces. Dress warmly, and bring icers if you have them.
Sat, Feb 24 at 10:00 am • EDWARDS GARDENS & SUNNYBROOK PARK – Nature & Heritage
Leader: Peter Heinz. Meet in front of the glass doors of Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Ave E. at Leslie for a circular walk on mostly unpaved surfaces, flat with some steep slopes and stairs. This is an opportunity to walk the site of the proposed new botanical garden with its expansion into Edwards Gardens. We then head to Sunnybrook Park via the Bridal Path and eventually return to the start through the Wilket Creek ravine. Bring binoculars and suitable footwear for possibly icy conditions. Washrooms at beginning of walk.
Wed, Feb 28 at 1:30 pm • PROSPECT CEMETERY – Nature and Heritage
Leader: Pleasance Crawford. Meet at the cemetery gates on the north side of Rogers Road between Nairn Ave. and Caledonia Road. Take TTC 161 Rogers Road bus westbound from Ossington Station. We will head south into the southern third of the cemetery and then turn north crossing Rogers Road and Kitchener Ave. to end at the bus stop on Eglinton Ave. W. Duration about 1 to 2 hours depending on weather. Bring binoculars.
Sat, Mar 3 at 10:00 am • EARL BALES PARK – Nature Walk
Leader: Stephen Smith. Meet at the corner of Bathurst St and Timberlane Blvd. Walk through the south end of Earl Bales Park looking at reforested fields and natural regeneration. We'll practice identifying trees, shrubs and other plants in winter conditions.
Thurs, Mar 8 at 10:00 am • LYNDE SHORES & CRANBERRY MARSH, WHITBY – Waterfowl
Leader: Stephen Kamnitzer. Meet at the Lynde Shores Conservation Area parking lot, 1285 Victoria St W, Whitby. For more information visit cloca.ca/con_areas/CAlyndeshores.php. A 3-4-hr walk. Bring lunch and coins for parking fee. By car take 401 east to Salem Rd S (exit # 404), drive 1 km to Bayly St (RR 22), then east (left) on Bayly St for 3 km to the conservation area.
Sat, Mar 10 at 10:00 am • CENTENNIAL PARK – Nature Walk
Leader: Claire Bergeron. Meet outside LCBO at Burnhamthorpe Mall. From Islington subway station take Burnhamthorpe bus #50 to Old Burnhamthorpe Rd just past Renforth Rd bus stop. Cross the street to the mall. A 2-hr circular walk. Washrooms available at the Conservatory (approx 20 min from beginning of walk).
Tues, Mar 13 • HUMBER BAY PARK EAST – Waterfowl & early spring migrants
Sat, Mar 17 at 10:00 am • LESLIE STREET SPIT – Birds
Leader: Bob Kortright. Meet at the entrance to the spit at Leslie St and Unwin Ave for a circular walk. Bring binoculars and lunch.
Sun, Mar 18 at 2:00 pm • GARRISON CREEK – Lost Rivers
Leaders: Richard Anderson and others. Meet at the northwest corner of Christie St and Bloor St W near Christie subway station. A 2.5 km linear walk on city streets and park paths following the section of lost Garrison Creek from Christie Pits to Queen St, ending at Trinity Bellwoods Park. A joint outing with Toronto Green Community.
Thurs, Mar 22 • A WALK IN OLD YORK – History & Architecture
Sat, Mar 24 at 10:00 am • PINE HILLS CEMETERY – Nature Walk
Leader: D Andrew White. Meet at the parking lot at 625 Birchmount Rd. A 2-hr walk around the cemetery starting along the southern side. Bring lunch. The focus will be spring tree identification. We shall also look for animals such as the family of foxes that frequent the area.
Wed, Mar 28 • COLONEL SAMUEL SMITH PARK – Birds
Sat, Mar 31 at 1:30 pm • A COOL WALK ALONG THE HUMBER – Nature & History
Leader: Ed Freeman. Meet at the southeast corner of Eglinton Ave W and Scarlett Rd. We will walk south along the Humber River to the Old Mill and Bloor St W. Bring icers if conditions warrant.