We publicize information here on a few walks per month for non-members who might want to join us.
Groups should contact us in advance for permission to join a walk since since not all walks are suitable for larger groups.
Wear appropriate footwear for walking on trails which may be muddy, steep or uneven. Please thoroughly clean your footwear before each outing to avoid spreading invasive seeds.
Wed, July 5 • BACK LANES & BURIED CREEKS OF DOWNTOWN BLOOR ST – Evening Ramble
Sat, July 8 • CAWTHRA PARK – Nature Walk
Sun, July 9 at 1:00 pm • CENTENNIAL PARK – Nature Walk
Leader: Claire Bergeron. Meet outside the LCBO at Burnhamthorpe Mall. From Islington subway station take Burnhamthorpe bus # 50 and get off at Old Burnhamthorpe Rd just past Renforth Rd. You need to cross the street to the mall. Washrooms are open in Centennial Park at the Conservatory/Greenhouse (approx. 20 min. from beginning of walk). This is a 2 hour circular walk.
Wed, July 12 • TREES & ARCHITECTURE 1 – Evening Ramble
Thurs, July 13 • WESTHILL/HIGHLAND CREEK
Sat, July 15 at 1:30 pm • TWO CREEKS & A RIVER IN NORTH YORK – Nature Walk
Leader: Alexander Cappell. Meet at the southeast corner of Steeles Ave. E. and Laureleaf Rd (midway between Bayview and Leslie) for a linear walk on mostly unpaved and uneven surfaces with gentle and some steep slopes. We'll follow the ravine edge of the Bestview Creek erosion gully down into the valley of German Mills Creek which will take us to the valley of the East Don River which will take us south to the Finch hydro corridor and its bike path which will take us up and out to a coffee shop at Bayview and Cummer. Washrooms at end of walk.
Sun, July 16 at 2:00 pm • WARDEN WOODS; LANDSCAPE, WATERCOURSES & THE URBAN FOREST – Lost Rivers
Leaders: John Wilson and Jason Ramsay-Brown. Meet at the southwest corner of Warden Ave and St. Clair Ave E. across from the subway station for a circular walk of 3.5 km through one of Toronto's most spectacular ravines. Thousands see it from the subway but few experience it close-hand with expert commentary. Washrooms available in subway station. Expect some steep slopes and uneven trails.
Tues, July 18 • EGLINTON FLATS – Nature & Heritage
Wed, July 19 • TREES & ARCHITECTURE 2 – Evening Ramble
Tues, July 25 • WOODBINE PARK TO KEW GARDENS – Evening Ramble
Sat, July 22 at 10:00 am • FORKS OF THE DON CIRCLE TRIP – Nature Walk
Leader: Margaret McRae. Meet at the northeast corner of Beechwood Drive and O'Connor Drive for a circle trip to the Forks of the Don. Bring lunch and drinking water. Rough dirt trails in one direction and paved in the other direction. Washroom at E.T. Seton Park where we will have lunch.
Sun, July 23 • HUMBER RIVER – Nature Walk
Wed, July 26 • WEEDS PART 3
Sat, July 29 • G. ROSS LORD PARK FROM WEST TO EAST – Nature Walk
Sun, July 30 at 1:00 pm • RESTORATION & CITIZEN SCIENCE IN THE DON VALLEY – Nature Walk
Leader: Jason Ramsay-Brown. Meet at the corner of Beechwood Drive and O'Connor Drive for a 4 km circular walk and visit the Beechwood Wetland, Sun Valley and Cottonwood Flats, the site of the TFN's latest ecological monitoring program. Discover how the industrial legacy of the Don Valley has been transformed into natural heritage. Bring water, camera, binoculars, and curiosity. No washrooms.