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University Heights to Downsview Park (11.5 KM) (2/15/2020)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Urban Hike
Event Location: Finch West Subway Station (KEELE STREET EAST EXIT)
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Feb 15 2020  2:00 PM
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Feb 15 2020 11:00:00 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:23
Minimum Group Size:5
Number Registered So Far: 18 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


So, trying out a a new hike today in the northern part of the city.

This hike will go from Finch West Station to Downsview Park Subway Station for an 11.5 KM route.

This hike will be completely on paved trails going along the Black Creek and up through Downsview Park.

There's probably about 2 really challenging hills on this route (just to make you suffer). A couple other short ones, just to make it interesting.

We'll have the rare 2 washroom breaks on the walk, about 1.25 and 2 hrs into the hike, for the options.

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:
  • Good footwear
  • Water 1-2 L and snacks
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Recommended Items to Bring:
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  • A smile
  • First Aid Kit
  • Whistle
  • $20 for your 2020 TOC Badge
  • Icers

  • How to Get There:
    Event Directions:

    We'll meet at the Finch West Subway Station, which is located on line 1, two stops north of Sheppard West and & 4 stations south of Vaughan Metropolitan Centre at the Keele Street EAST EXIT.

    Look for me in the BLUE Toronto Outdoor Club shirt,


    Picture Of Meeting Location


    This hike will go forth rain or shine

    Please arrive on time, I will turn my cell phone off once we begin hiking.

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

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