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York U to University Heights (4.5 KM) (6/27/2021)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Urban Hike
Event Location: Outside York University Subway Station
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jun 27 2021  10:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jun 26 2021 11:55:00 PM
Event Duration:Less than 1.5 hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to 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:8
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 9 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


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So, once every few weeks, I get a massage and I'm always tired for about 24 hours after.
However, I still like to get some fresh air and exercise, so this will be just be a short, easy going, slower urban hike.

This 4.5 KM hike will go from York University Station through the Black Creek, down to Finch West Subway Station.

The majority of this hike will be on wide paved trails, but will include walking through the main campus at York University (Y U, Y U)

In terms of hills, there's a climb of about 20 meters out of the black creek.

There isn't any washroom on this hike, however the York Lanes mall does have washrooms, which are across from the station.

For those of you looking for a good mask to wear while hiking, you can find the one I use, 'here from Amazon'.

For anyone looking for assistance to get back to your car if you left it at York University Station, I'd be willing to make the 2 KM walk back with you.


Required Items to Bring:
  • Mask / Face Covering
  • Good footwear
  • Water 1-2 L and snacks
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Recommended Items to Bring:
    Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • A smile
  • First Aid Kit
  • Whistle

  • How to Get There:
    Event Directions:

    So, we'll meet outside the north exit of York University Station.
    For those exiting from the subway, after passing through the presto gates, take the exit to the right and climb the stairs/escalator to find me.

    York University Station is located on Line 1, 3 stops south of Vaughan Metropolitan Centre & 1 stop north of Finch West.

    For those of you driving, the address for the station is 120 Ian MacDonald Blvd. There's a parking lot just off of York Boulevard, just west of Keele.

    Look for me in the BLUE Toronto Outdoor Club shirt,


    Picture of Meeting Location


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

    This hike will go forth rain or shine.

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

    Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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