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Airport + Centennial Park via Etobicoke Creek 24 km (8/18/2018)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Burnhamthorpe Rd E & Mill Rd (North-West corner)
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 18 2018  10:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Aug 17 2018 6:00:00 PM
Event Duration:5 - 6 hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Arnie
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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:15
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 16 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

DISTANCE: 24 km

PACE: 5.5 km/h (a lively pace, not a stroll !)

DIFFICULTY: D4


Did you know that nearly one-third of Toronto Pearson International Airport land is made up of grasslands, farms and creek valley?
Or that there is an open-to-public trail that runs through it?

We will hike along the Etobicoke Creek Trail, which runs along the natural border between the cities of Toronto and Mississauga.

We will be hiking on a mix of dirt paths, grass, paved and gravel paths and up and down a ski hill.

When we get to the airport lands, it may be noisy!! You may want to bring ear plugs. (Most of the hike will not be noisy)

If we are lucky the wind will be from the south or south east or east and we can watch the jets coming in low over our heads for a landing!!
If so, we will watch for about 20 minutes!

This is the route we will take.

  • meet at NW corner of Burnhamthorpe Rd E & Mill Rd (see public transit directions below)
  • hike to Centennial Park (including a walk up the ski hill)
  • stop in at the Centennial Park Conservatory to have a look at tropical plants and the talking parrots
  • head NW to the airport lands
  • have a lunch/snack break with jets landing or taking off over our heads (depending on wind direction)
  • hike further west to a Tim's
  • hike back to our starting point

For an interactive Route Map CLICK HERE for route 410947



Required Items to Bring:
  • bring your OHIP card
  • whistle
  • cell phone
  • water 2 - 3 L
  • weather appropriate clothing
  • good footwear
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • first aid kit
  • ear plugs - jets are noisy
  • lunch / snacks

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

We will meet at the North-West corner of Burnhamthorpe Rd E & Mill Rd (TTC and MiWay bus stop is across the road). This place is accessible via:
(I got this info from google maps. you should confirm TTC or MiWay routes and schedules)

  • TTC B us #50 from Islington Station
  • MiWay Bus #26 and Bus #20 from Islington Station and Square One
  • TTC B us #49 from Kipling Station + 5 min walk
  • Car: Parking is available at the Fleetwood Park and the Garnetwood Park (6 min walk from hike start)

NOTE: The Bus ride from Islington to the meeting point takes around 20 min. So please allow enough time.

PICTURE OF STARTING LOCATION

MAP OF BUS ROUTES AND STARTING LOCATION


Notes:

This hike will go forth snow, rain or shine
Please arrive before the start time, we will start promptly at the start time.


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