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4-5 km/h: Toronto Islands Walk (13 KM + Exploration Distance) (6/11/2022)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Urban Hike
Event Location: Hanlan's Point, Toronto Island
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jun 11 2022  10:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jun 10 2022 6:25:00 AM
Event Duration:1.5-2.5 hrs for island loop, 1 hr for self exploration & 1-1.5 hrs to get back (4-5 hrs total)
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Fletcher
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Member Cost:$8.70/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:20
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 20 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Itinerary:

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EVENT DETAILS

So, this is my first attempt at coordinating a hike on the Toronto Islands.
So, if it doesn't go well, I will learn from it and improve it for another year.

The plan today will be to traverse around the Toronto Islands, starting / finishing from Halan's Point, while also visiting Centre Island, Algonquin Island and Ward's Island for a 13 KM hike.
Here's my general plan

  • Meet on the Island at Hanlan's Pont at 10 AM
  • Complete a general walk of the Islands for 9.5 KM in the range of 1.5-2.5 hours
  • Stop for about an hour, just outside Centre Island for lunch or for those who would like to do a bit of self exploration.
  • Then whoever would like to rejoin me to walk back to Halan's point for another 3.5 KM, so another hour or so.

    Interesting places on the walk include

  • 'Halan's Point'.
  • 'Babe Ruth Home Run Plaque'.
  • 'Gibraltar Point Lighthouse'.
  • 'Ward's Island'.
  • 'Algonquin Island'.
  • 'Centre Island'.

    The entirety of this hike should be on either wide paved trails, park paths or roads.

    In terms of hills, the island is pretty flat, with no climbs over 25 meters.

    We'll aim for a pace of about 4-5 km/h on the walk.

    There will be multiple opportunities to stop for a washroom break, including at Halan's Point, Wards Island & Centre Island.


  • Required Items to Bring:
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Comfortable footwear
  • Water
  • Mask for wearing on Ferry or Water Taxi
  • Recommended Items to Bring:
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  • A Smile
  • First Aid Kit
  • Whistle
  • $20 for your 2022 TOC badge
  • Sunscreen or Bug Spray

  • How to Get There:
    Event Directions:

    Hanlan's Point is is located on the Toronto Islands.

    We'll meet beside the Hanlan Memorial - (Look for me in the BLUE Toronto Outdoor Club shirt)

    To get to the islands, you have a couple options.
    Take the Hanlan's Point Ferry from the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, located @ 9 Queens Quay West or south of the corner of Bay & Queens Quay.
    Also Queens Quay Streetcar Station is located there.

    I encourage you buy your tickets 'online in advance' to avoid disappointment of not potentially being able to purchase them the day of the hike.


    You can also take one of the Island Taxis

    Map

    Picture Of Meeting Location


    Notes:

    Please ensure that you check the 'TTC service updates website' for any potential closures.

    Please arrive on time, I will turn off my cell phone once the hike begins.


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    Cost & Payment:
    Member Cost:$8.70/Person
    Cost Includes:

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