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Willowdale, Earl Bales & West Lansing (11.5 KM) (3/18/2018)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Urban Hike
Event Location: Outside North York Centre Subway Station - West Side of Yonge Street (Beside Starbucks)
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Mar 18 2018  11:30 AM
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Mar 18 2018 7:00:00 AM
Event Duration:Less than 3.5 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:19
Minimum Group Size:5
Number Registered So Far: 16 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


So I haven't done this hike in about 4 years. So, let's give it a go. This hike will be on a combination of wide park paths, some neighborhoods as well as some single track trails.

This route will start from North York Centre Station and will travel for 11.5 KM to Sheppard-Yonge Station.

We'll stop for a washroom break at about the 7 KM mark, which will be about 1.5 hours into the hike.

WARNING: There will be four steep hills to climb on this hike and two challenging downhills, so hiking shoes or boots would be a good idea, especially on days after or during rain.

Required Items to Bring:
  • Good footwear - hiking shoes or boots preferred
  • Water 1-2 L and snacks
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Recommended Items to Bring:
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  • A smile
  • First Aid Kit

  • How to Get There:
    Event Directions:

    We'll meet outside the Starbucks at North York Centre Subway Station. The Starbucks is located on the west of Yonge St and on the north side of Mel Lastman Square and across the street from Empress Walk Mall.

    For those driving:

    There is street parking in the area, west of Beecroft Rd

    Or, there's a pay parking lot on the North- East corner at Empress/Park Home and Yonge Street, which is three traffic lights north of Sheppard Ave. Then it's just a short walk to the Starbucks, which is located on the south-west side.

    Look for me in the Blue Toronto Outdoor Club T-Shirt.




    This hike will go forth rain or shine

    Please arrive on time, I will turn off my cell when we start hiking.

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    Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
    Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

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