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4.5-5.5 km/h Night Hike: Donaconda, The Flats to Taylor Creek (11.5 KM) (8/3/2022)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Urban Hike
Event Location: Chester Subway Station (West Exit)
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Aug 3 2022  7:30 PM
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Aug 3 2022 6:25:00 AM
Event Duration:2-3 hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Fletcher
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:18
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 11 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


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  1. If you are vaccinated and have travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days, you have read and will follow the federal laws as per Government of Canada - Travel to Canada: Requirements for COVID- 19 vaccinated travellers Web site
  2. If you are unvaccinated and have travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days, you are compelled by law to be in quarantine and cannot lawfully attend this event, as per the Federal Government’s website
  3. You will take and pass the Ontario COVID-19 self-assessment on-line questionnaire. within 48 hours of the start of the event.


So, brand new hike, not picked randomly from my personal hiking database.

This 11.5 KM hike will start at Chester Station and end at Victoria Park Subway Station.
We'll start hard by taking the single track biking trail of Donaconda - However if its wet or raining, I'll have to skip this section due to safety.
Before getting a bit easier on the flats
finishing up with an easier walk along the paved path in Taylor Creek

This hike will be on a combination for neighbourhood sidewalks, paved paths and single track dirt trails.

In terms of hills, there are about 2 climbs of 25 meters and 1 climb of about 45 meters. Also, a tough 25 meter staircase towards the end of the hike.

Sadly the one option for washrooms on the trail, will most likely be closed. Sorry about that.

We'll aim for a pace of 4.5-5.5 km/h.

Required Items to Bring:
  • Hiking boots or hiking shoes
  • Water 1-2 L and snacks
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Flashlight / Headlight
  • Recommended Items to Bring:
    Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • A smile.
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle
  • Sunscreen / Bug Spray
  • $20 for your 2022 TOC badge

  • How to Get There:
    Event Directions:

    Chester Subway Station is located on the Bloor/Danforth subway line. The Station is located 4 stops east of the Yonge line.
    We'll meet outside the west station entrance. The one with the collectors booth.

    For those of you driving, Chester Station is located north of the intersection of Chester & Danforth. Address is 22 Chester Avenue.

    In terms of parking, there's a parking lot, across the street from the main station entrance.

    (Look for me in the BLUE Toronto Outdoor Club shirt)


    Picture Of Meeting Location


    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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    Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
    Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

    Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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