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Hike to the Winter Village at the Brickworks - 8.5km (12/10/2017)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Urban Hike
Event Location: Victoria Park Subway Station
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Dec 10 2017  9:30 AM
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Dec 9 2017 9:00:00 AM
Event Duration:About 2 hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Matt
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, All Ages Welcome
Maximum Group Size:18
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 14 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

For the month of December the Evergreen Brickworks puts on a special Winter Village in addition to its usual weekend events. I went a few years ago and had a blast, so let's hike there and check it out.

We will meet at Victoria Park Station and follow this route:

- west along the Taylor Creek Trail
- south along the Lower Don Trail
- arrive at the Brickworks

Route Rundown:
Distance: 8.5 km
Pace: About 4.5 km/h
Expected Time: About 2 hours + however long you stay at the Brickworks
Trails: Mostly paved trails
Terrain: Mostly flat

Once we arrive at the Brickworks, you are free to do as you wish. If you would rather just come for the hike, that is perfectly okay. I purposely chose this day because there are a number of food vendors from which you can purchase lunch and/or goodies and you can also shop at the Holiday Etsy Market. The outdoor skating rink will also be open if you want to go for a skate.

Once you are finished at the Village, you can either take the free shuttle bus to Broadview Station or the 28 Bayview South bus to Davisville Station.

For more information about the Winter Village, check out the website here: ts-on/wintervillage/

Please plan to arrive before the posted start time, we will be leaving immediately at 9:30am. I will turn my phone off once we begin, so any calls or messages will likely not be returned until the end of the hike. This hike will go forward rain or shine. A high risk of a thunderstorm (80%+) 24 hours prior may result in postponement or cancellation.

Required Items to Bring:
Weather appropriate clothing
Warm hiking boots
1 - 2 L of water
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Icers/traction devices
Snacks for the trail
Money for lunch and/or shopping
Unbridled enthusiasm

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Victoria Park Station is on the Bloor-Danforth Subway (also known as Line 2) located on Victoria Park Ave a few blocks north of Danforth Ave. There is a commuter parking lot at the station where you can park for free if you are driving. We will meet inside the main entrance outside the fare gates. Look for me with a navy blue toque and black backpack.


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Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

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