55. CULLEN CENTRAL & HERBER DOWN (12 KM) - Sat, Apr 8 2023

55. CULLEN CENTRAL & HERBER DOWN (12 KM) (4/8/2023)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: 97 Tormina Blvd, Whitby
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Apr 8 2023  11:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 10:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Apr 7 2023 11:55:00 AM
Event Duration:less than 4.5 hours for the hike and 1 hour for the carpool each way
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:25
Minimum Group Size:1
Number Registered So Far: 21 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

By signing up for this event, you agree to, and acknowledge, the following:

  1. Should this event involve a car pool, you will wear a face mask at all times when inside a vehicle

EVENT DETAILS

THE CARPOOL LEAVES DON MILLS STATION AT 10 AM

So, this is a completely brand new hike for me today.
Haven't been here before, but it seems like an interesting trail.
So, if I fuck up, then I'll learn for next time.

Please bring a lunch and at least 1-2 Litres of water.
I'll attempt to stop for lunch by the picnic shelter, located about 6.5 KM into the hike.

If you cannot walk the entire distance please do not sign up for this hike.

    EVENT STATS
  • Distance: 12 KM
  • Terrain: Paved park paths, wide dirt trails, gravel trails and boardwalks.
  • Trail vs Road: 11 km vs 1 km
  • Elevation Range: 40 meters
  • Challenging Climbs of Note: 4 climbs of at least 25 meters
  • Largest Climb: 30 meters
  • Washrooms: Sadly none, because they aren't open till Victoria Day, sorry.
  • Highlights: 'nice walk in the woods' & 'covered bridge'

Those willing to drive, will get first priority on the wait list, should they be needed.
DRIVERS, WHEN YOU SIGN UP, PLEASE ANSWER THE CARPOOL QUESTION REGARDING THE AMOUNT OF PASSENGERS YOU CAN TAKE IN YOUR CAR!!!

For those of you choosing to meet at the event location, instead of the carpool, please ensure that you come on time

Iíve set the maximum event count at 1 as I donít want to add anyone to the event until I have enough carpool drivers to accommodate passengers.
I will try accommodate up to 25 people.

I usually carry a pair of icers with me from the first snowfall of the year until the end of April, so I recommend having a pair in your pack to deal with any potential ice.
You can find the pair I use, 'here from Amazon'.


Required Items to Bring:
  • Mask or face covering for carpool
  • hiking boots or hiking shoes
  • 2L of water
  • snacks and lunch
  • weather appropriate clothing
  • 7.00 to $13.00 to cover the cost of the carpool for passengers
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • A smile
  • First Aid Kit
  • Whistle
  • Change of clothes and/or footwear for post hike
  • Icers or traction devices
  • $20 for your 2023 TOC Badge

  • How to Get There:
    Event Directions:

    The closest approximate address 97 Tormina Blvd - 43į55'04.9"N 78į57'49.3"W

    Please note that my event directions are from Don Mills Station
    To change the map to options that better suit you, please click "MORE OPTIONS" link the 'Driving Directions' map (below) and then you can add your own address into the search.

  • Exit Don Mills Station and turn left onto Sheppard Avenue
  • At the first light, turn left onto the Don Valley Parkway (SOUTH)
  • In about 1 KM, follow the signs onto the 401 Eastbound and follow for 35 KM.
  • Exit the highway at Brock Street (THE ONE IN WHITBY) (Exit # 410) and turn right (NORTH) for about 7 KM.
  • Turn left (WEST) onto Robert Attersley Dr W for one block.
  • At the stop sign, turn left (SOUTH) onto Tormina Blvd for 500 meters.
  • Find parking beside 97 Tormina Blvd - parking is available on both sides

    POTENTIAL WASHROOM STOP
    The closest washroom is a Tim Hortons located on the north-west the corner of Brock Street & Taunton Rd W.
    TO ACCESS: Turn left onto Taunton Rd W and take the first driveway to the right to get to the Tim Hortons.
    To get back to Brock Street, travel north through the parking lot, past the Walmart, which will take you to a traffic light to turn left back onto Brock Street.

    INTERACTIVE DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS
    By clicking on the blue writing below that reads "MORE OPTIONS" , you can input your own location into google maps and then use the directions provided to get to the location in the easiest way possible.

    MAP OF PARKING AREA

    PICTURE OF MEETING LOCATION

  • Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):94Km
    Carpool Departure Time: 10:00 AM
    Carpool Location:   Log in for location
    Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
    Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $24.25 (calculated at total Km * $0.258, effective Wednesday, May 31, 2023). This is based on $0.08/Km for maintenance, plus current gas price divide by 9. Your event coordinator will confirm exactly how much money is required from each person.

    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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    - Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
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    Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
    Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

    Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
    Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!