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Night Hike: Newtonbrook, Branson & Lansing (10.5 KM or 12 KM) (6/13/2023)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Urban Hike
Event Location: Finch Station - Passenger Drop Off Area (N.W. Corner of Yonge & Hendon/Bishop)
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Jun 13 2023  7:30 PM
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Jun 13 2023 11:55:00 AM
Event Duration:less than 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:20
Minimum Group Size:6
Number Registered So Far: 14 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


So, there's a trail near the G. Ross Lord Park dam which I've been interested in exploring for about 15 years.
To this point, I've never checked it out, so tonight we will give it a go.

This 10.5 KM hike will start at Finch Subway Station and go to Sheppard-Yonge Station.
However, if my new trail doesn't work out, then this hike could be up to 12 KM as we'll have to backtrack a bit, but on paper, it appears to work.

The hike will be on a combination of paved park paths, single track dirt trails and a few sidewalks.

In terms of hills, there should be at least 2 of 25 meters.
If my side trail doesn't work out, there will be a bonus hill, but I'm hoping it does.

A rare two washroom stops on the hike tonight.
One, located at the antibes community centre, 3 KM into the hike
A second located in Bathurst Manor park, located 8-9 KM into the hike.


Required Items to Bring:
  • Flashlight / Headlight
  • Hiking boots / hiking shoes
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Water
  • Recommended Items to Bring:
    Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • First Aid Kit
  • A smile
  • Whistle
  • $20 For Your 2023 TOC Badge
  • Bug Spray
  • Sunscreen

  • How to Get There:
    Event Directions:

    Finch Station is located on Line 1 and is to the terminal station on the Yonge side.

    We'll meet at the Passenger Drop Off Area, which is located on the north-west side of Yonge/Hendon Ave.
    The drop off area is oone traffic light north of Finch Ave.

    For those traveling from the subway:

  • Exit the subway through any of the presto fare gates on the level above the subway.
  • Turn right follow the corridor down past the Tim Hortons
  • Then you can take the first left and follow a staircase up to the Passenger Drop Off Area.

    For those of you driving, there's a TTC parking lot on both the east & west sides of Yonge at Hendon/Bishop.
    Address is 16 Hendon Avenue.

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  • 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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