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Where can you get to see a train museum, waterfront and architecture spanning different decades in one outing? On the Saturday July 16 outing led by Bill Smith.
Meet up Location: In the York St. Concourse by the future Uncle Testsu Cheese Cake location in Toronto Union Station, 10:45 am. From there we move west along Bremner Boulevard to the Toronto Train Museum, from there we double back to York St. and go south to Queen’s Quay and make are way west towards Bathurst. We will break for lunch at the Amsterdam Ale House if seating is available failing that we’ll find another establishment.
After lunch we continue west to Bathurst head north to Bremner/Fort York Boulevard and head east to Dan Leckie Way, then we head north to the pedestrian bridge crossing the train tracks to Front St. From there we head east to draper St. and then head north to Wellington on this hidden gem. We head west to and then north on Portland to King St. We have plenty of establishments to stop at for an early dinner depending on our progress. Afterwards we can continue shooting if we want or head back to Union Station.
What do you need?
A decent pair of comfortable shoes, there will be a lot of walking involved and we could easily cover 8+km over the course of the day.
Sunscreen, if it’s sunny this is a wise thing to bring with you.
Bring your camera with normal to wide lenses. leave the 200mm telephotos behind. This is a “travel light” outing.
A Presto card or $3.25 cash fare for the TTC if you need to bail due to other commitments over the course of the walk. Streetcars are equipped with Presto Card readers (tap once), the Spadina Street car loops to Union Station and the 504 and 514 King street cars will take you downtown.
The Map: https://www.plotaroute.com/route/238312