Hikers on TBTC Urban Walks continue to enjoy exploring trails throughout the GTA, all accessible by public transit or car as preferred. Saturday despite the forecast for rain and high winds a group of 24 hikers still came out for the hike around the Unionville area (the rain stopped and the wind wasn’t as strong as other areas) with 15 arriving by GO Train and 9 driving.
Urban Walks will continue throughout the Winter season. Urban walks coming up include the traditional Boxing Day HIke on Toronto Island and New Years Day Hike at Tommy Thompson Park, a walk on the Humber River and Black Creek to Junction Brewery on Dec 17th, and a unique tribute to Wayne by Andrew Proczek who will lead a hike on Dec 18th following the route on Mimico Creek that frustrated Wayne when he was trying to plan a walk for the club when we were in lockdown.
In January Brian Rideout will start a series of hikes covering the distance from Rattray Marsh in Mississauga to Frenchman’s Bay in Pickering (on Saturdays and Sundays so if you can’t make one day you can come on the other). Theatre Walks in January & March provide the opportunity to walk in High Park, followed by dinner or pub stop, and an evening of community theatre.
Also planned are Winter trips by GO Transit to hike at Cootes Paradise in Hamilton and on the trails around the town of Uxbridge. Alina gave us some great tips and information on Winter Hiking last week so do plan to join us and enjoy and embrace the Winter hiking season.
- Hike Director, Tom Swales