High Park to Old Mill – 100th Anniversary Walk – Public Walk

Leaders: Zunaid Khan and Lillian Natalizio

Meeting Spot: Northwest corner of Parkside Drive and Howard Park Avenue

Walk Details: A 2.5 to 3-hour, 8 to 10 km linear walk over mostly paved, flat surfaces with some gentle slopes. There are some stairs

Getting There: TTC: Line 2 to Keele station then walk south 800 m to the meeting spot. Or Line 1 to College station then take the 506 streetcar to the High Park loop and walk to the meeting spot.

Walk Description:  This is our final 100th anniversary walk. It is an attempt to recreate the first TFN walk, or “field trip” as it was called, which took place on April 26th, 1924 and was led by Stuart Thompson (nephew of E.T. Seton). From our starting point we walk south along the east side of High Park towards the lower ponds. We’ll then head west along the southern end of the park towards Ellis Avenue, where we will head south along the waterfront trail following the trail across the Humber bridge. Then we’ll walk  up the Humber River, following the Humber River trail towards Bloor Street, to the Old Mill. There will be points along the way for attendees to turn back or catch transit. We will enjoy what nature has to offer and discuss the connection to the TFN outings program in this area.

This is long walk, however, there are various points where attendees can turn back or access transit to leave the walk.

What to bring: Drinks, snacks, binoculars and/or camera

This walk is only one of more than 140 that TFN will host this year alone! TFN members enjoy a complete listing of walks in our newsletter. Not a member? Learn more about the benefits of membership now!

Please tag any photos you take on this walk with #TFNWalk so that we can all live vicariously through your lens.

Toronto Field Naturalists wishes to acknowledge this Land through which we walk. For thousands of years, the Land has been shared by the Wendat, the Haudenosaunee, and the Anishinaabe. Toronto is situated on the Land within the Toronto Purchase, Treaty 13, the traditional and treaty Lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. This territory is also part of the Dish with One Spoon Wampum, a covenant agreement between Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Wendat peoples and allied nations to peaceably share the land and all its resources. Today, the Land is home to peoples of numerous nations. We are all grateful to have the opportunity to continue to care for and share the beauty of this Land.