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3.5-4 km/h SLOW REHAB HIKE: Black Creek Figure 8 (5.5 KM) (9/17/2022)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Urban Hike
Event Location: Outside Pioneer Village Station (Steeles Exit)
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Sep 17 2022  11:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Sep 17 2022 7:25:00 AM
Event Duration:1-2 hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to 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:19
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 14 (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, on August 10th, I sprained my left ankle. I've spent the last month letting it heal and am ready to start hiking again.
However, I can't rush back into it, so I'm going to lead a few short/slow 'rehab' hikes as I begin to feel better.

So, today's 5.5 KM is a brand new route both starting and finishing at Pioneer Village Station, exploring the Black Creek Neighbourhood.

This hike will be primarily on paved park paths, with a few sidewalks and a parking lot (oooh exciting) mixed in.

In term of hills, there will be one short, but steep hill of about 25 meters.

Sadly, there won't be able open washrooms on this hike.
However, there is a washroom at the Regional Bus Terminal found at the beginning / end of this hike.

We'll aim for a slower pace of 3.5 to 4 KM/h


Required Items to Bring:
  • Comfortable footwear
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Water 1-2 L and snacks
  • 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:

    Take Line 1, Yonge-University all the way north to Pioneer Village Station. This station is located 4 stations north of Sheppard West and 2 Stations south of Vaughan Metropolitan Centre.

    We'll meet outside Steeles Exit to the Station, which is beside the regional bus terminal (NOT THE TTC ONE). For those of you who don't know the station, exit the station via the north staircase (if you don't know which is the north staircase, just follow the direction of the northbound train).
    If its cold or wet, then I'll stand in the station doors.

    For those of you driving, address of the entrance is 2800 Steeles Avenue West, which is located on the north side of Steeles between Jane & Keele. There is a TTC parking lot just behind the bus terminal.

    (Look for me in the BLUE Toronto Outdoor Club shirt) - if its cold or wet, i'll just be in the station doors.


    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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