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4-5 km/h: Downsview Park to Bratty Park (8.5 KM) (10/2/2022)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Urban Hike
Event Location: Downsview Park Station (Vitti Street Exit - West Exit)
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Oct 2 2022  11:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Oct 2 2022 6:25:00 AM
Event Duration:1.5-2.5 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:13
Minimum Group Size:5
Number Registered So Far: 12 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


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So, this is my first time leading a hike out of Downsview Park Station.
I hope it works out.

This 8.5 KM hike will start at Downsview Park Station and end at Finch West Subway Station.

This hike will primarily be on either paved park paths or neighbourhoods. However, we will have a grassy field and a short single track dirt trail to utilize as well.

In terms of hills, there's one challenging 40 meter climb out of the Black Creek, about halfway through the hike.

There's a couple options for washrooms on this route. About 2.5 km in Downsview Park, about 4.5 KM in Downsview Dells & about 5.5 KM in Northwood Park.
However, since they are all city of Toronto washrooms, there's no guarantees that they will be open.

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

Required Items to Bring:
  • Hiking boots or hiking shoes
  • Water 1-2 L and snacks
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Recommended Items to Bring:
    Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • A smile.
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle

  • How to Get There:
    Event Directions:

    Downsview Park Station is located on Line 1, 1 stop north of Sheppard West Station and 1 stop south of Finch West Station.

    We'll meet at the west exit or the Vitti Street exit. Basically the opposite side of where the GO Station is, closer to the passenger pick up area.

    For those of you driving, the address for Downsview Park Station is 25 Vitti Street.
    In terms of parking, you should be able to park at the Downsview Park Merchants Market for free. To access the lot, enter the parking lot from Sheppard, one traffic light west of Vitti Street.

    (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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