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Black Creek To NY Centre (13.5 KM) (8/29/2021)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Urban Hike
Event Location: Outside Pioneer Village Station (Steeles Exit)
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Aug 29 2021  10:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Aug 28 2021 9:55:00 PM
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:12
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 12 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


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So trying out another new urban hike from one of the new subway stations.

This 13.5 KM will go from Pioneer Village Station to NY Centre Station. For those of you who don't wish to walk the entire distance, we will pass Finch West Station, about 4 KM or just under an hour into the route.

The majority of this hike will be on paved park paths. However, there will be a bit of dirt single track trails as well as sidewalks for a good mix.

In terms of hills, there's probably about 2 of note, with a short stair climb.

There is a washroom both at the start and the finish of the hike, however, we'll do a mid-hike stop about 10 km or 2 hours into the hike.


Required Items to Bring:
  • Mask / Face Covering
  • Good footwear, running shoes permitted
  • 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:

    Take Line 1, Yonge-University all the way north to Pioneer Village Station. This station is located 4 stations north of Sheppard West and 2 Stations south of Vaughan Metropolitan Centre.

    We'll meet outside Steeles Exit to the Station, which is beside the regional bus terminal (NOT THE TTC ONE). For those of you who don't know the station, exit the station via the north staircase (if you don't know which is the north staircase, just follow the direction of the northbound train).

    For those of you driving, address of the entrance is 2800 Steeles Avenue West, which is located on the north side of Steeles between Jane & Keele. There is a TTC parking lot just behind the bus terminal.

    (Look for me in the BLUE Toronto Outdoor Club shirt)


    Picture Of Meeting Location


    This hike will go rain or shine

    Please arrive on time, I will turn off my cell phone once the hike begins.

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

    Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
    Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!