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Night Hike: Chestnut Hills, Humber River & Swansea (11 KM) (12/14/2021)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Urban Hike
Event Location: Islington Subway Station (East Exit)
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Dec 14 2021  7:00 PM
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Dec 14 2021 11:55:00 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:14
Minimum Group Size:2
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 the random hike picker has selected this neighborhood & ravine combo hike for your evening.

This 11 KM hike will go between Islington Station to Old Mill Station.

This hike will be on a combination of wide park paths, neighborhood roads / sidewalks and some single track dirt trails.
One of the single track dirt trails down the Mimico Creek is a bit sketchy as the area is eroding, so hiking boots or shoes are probably a good idea.

In terms of hills, there's probably about two of 25 meters or more.

There should be a washroom stop available at the Petro Canada Gas station located about 1.75 hours into the hike.

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:
  • Hiking boots / hiking shoes
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Water
  • Flashlight / headlight
  • Mask / Face Covering
  • Recommended Items to Bring:
    Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • A smile
  • First Aid Kit
  • Whistle
  • Icers or Traction Devices

  • How to Get There:
    Event Directions:

    We'll meet at Islington Subway Station at the east exit to Islington Avenue - also located just outside Bloor Islington Place.

    Islington Station is located on the bloor- danforth line (line 2), 1 station east of Kipling & 14 stations west of St. George Station.

    For those of you driving, we're meeting on the north east side of Islington & Bloor.
    In terms of parking, you can park for free after 5 PM on both Clissold Rd & Green Lanes, which are the two roads west of Islington.

    Look for me in the BLUE Toronto Outdoor Club shirt




    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.

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