Print-Friendly Version
Download to your Outlook Calendar
Pour toutes informations en français, s'il vous plaît contactez Jenn à

4-5 km/h: Bendale, Knob Hill Park To Treverton Park (10.5 KM) (5/1/2022)

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

The Basics:
Event Type:Urban Hike
Event Location: McCowan Station - McCowan Entrance
Date(s) & Time:Sun, May 1 2022  11:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Sun, May 1 2022 6:25:00 AM
Event Duration:2-3 hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Fletcher
You must be logged in to get the Event Coordinator contact information.
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:5
Number Registered So Far: 13 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


By signing up for this event, you agree to, and acknowledge, the following:

  1. If you are vaccinated and have travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days, you have read and will follow the federal laws as per Government of Canada - Travel to Canada: Requirements for COVID- 19 vaccinated travellers Web site
  2. If you are unvaccinated and have travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days, you are compelled by law to be in quarantine and cannot lawfully attend this event, as per the Federal Government’s website
  3. You will take and pass the Ontario COVID-19 self-assessment on-line questionnaire. within 48 hours of the start of the event.


So, with the 'announcement' Line 3 is going to close forever in 2023, I've decided to try my hand at doing a hike out of McCowan Station, before it closes.

This 10.5 KM hike will start at McCowan SRT Station and go down to Kennedy Station.
Interesting spots include:

  • 'The Neighbourhood of Bendale'
  • 'The Meadoway'.
  • 'Thomson Memorial Park'.
  • This hike will be primarily be on wide paved trails or through neighborhoods. However, there is one interesting single track trail, which could be a bit muddy.

    In terms of hills, there's only one climb over 25 meters.

    Sadly, there aren't any washrooms available on this hike.

    We'll aim for a pace of 4-5 km/h.

    NOTE: Today is the day of the Toronto Marathon, so many roads in Toronto are closed in the morning, 'here's the list'.

    Required Items to Bring:
  • Hiking boots or hiking shoes
  • 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:

    McCowan Station is located on the Scarborough Rapid Transit (SRT) line (Line 3), five stops East of Kennedy at the end of the line.

    Please meet outside the McCowan Road exit. If it's cold or wet, then we'll just meet inside the station doors.

    For those of you driving, Midland Station is located at 1275 McCowan Road, between Ellesmere & the 401.
    In terms of parking, you could probably just park at the lot at the Scarbourgh Town Centre and then walk over to the station.

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


    Picture of Meeting location


    Please ensure that you check the 'TTC service updates website' for any potential closures.

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

    - We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in TOC events.
    - Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
    - Questions about equipment or rentals? Send them to
    - Notice any errors or problems in the information on this page? Please notify our Content Editor(s), Stacy, at

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

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