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CIVIC HOLIDAY 4-5 km/h: Motown, Toronto's Most Frustrating Trail (15 KM) (8/1/2022)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Urban Hike
Event Location: Victoria Park Station (Victoria Park Exit)
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Aug 1 2022  10:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Aug 1 2022 6:25:00 AM
Event Duration:3.5-4.5 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:22
Minimum Group Size:5
Number Registered So Far: 20 (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, you might be asking "Why Fletcher is this Toronto Most Frustrating Trail?"
Well, Motown is a rhythm mountain biking trail in the Don Valley and its really fun to bike on, but kinda weird, a little funky and somewhat frustrating with all of its swerves and curves.

Today's hike will both start & finish at Victoria Park Station and the route will be about 15 KM>

The route will be on a combination of single track dirt trails and paved paths.

In terms of hills, there are a lot of tiny ones under 25 meters. '
In terms of hills that will make you suffer, there's probably only 2 of about 25 meters.

As, there isn't a washroom close to Victoria Park Station, I'll stop at the one in Taylor Creek park, located about 1 km into the hike. So maybe, 15 minutes in or so.

We'll aim for a pace of 4-5 km/h.

As today's hike is a little longer than normal, we'll stop for an extended snack break about 10.5 km into the hike.

Required Items to Bring:
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Hiking boots or shoes
  • Water
  • Recommended Items to Bring:
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  • A Smile
  • First Aid Kit
  • Whistle
  • Snack
  • Sunscreen / Bug Srpay
  • $20 for your 2022 TOC Badge

  • How to Get There:
    Event Directions:

    Victoria Park Station is located on the Danforth Subway Line, 2 stops west of Kennedy & 11 stops east of Yonge Station.

    We'll just meet outside the Victoria Park Avenue entrance to the subway, which is beside the signal for the bus loop. If it is raining or cold, I'll just be in the station doors.

    For those of you driving, Victoria Park Station is located just north of Danforth Avenue. Address is 777 Victoria Park Avenue. In terms of parking, there is a commuter lot located just south of the station entrance.

    Look for me in the BLUE Toronto Outdoor Club shirt,


    Picture of meeting location


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    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.

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