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Photowalk - May 21st 
20th-May-2009 09:53 am
Planning a photowalk with some friends; leave a comment (or email me directly) if you want to join us.

Overview map:

The weather forecast for Thursday looks hot & dry, so let's assume we start at Union Station about noon; how about this for a route:

From Union Station, go south to Harbour Square then west along Queens Quay to Bathurst. Along Queen's Quay there's Harbourfront Centre, the police marine unit, a sailing / paddling school, some interesting gardens, and even a mini Stone Henge! There are food stalls and a couple of bars along there too, so we can easily find food & refreshments.

At Bathurst, we can either go south to the Island Airport (ferry is free), west through coronation park (not much to see here) and the exhibition grounds, or north past Fort York to get back into the downtown hustle. Depending on time, interest & energy, we can head along King West / Queen West and check out some of the Contact exhibits, or whatever people fancy doing.

I know John wants to head to Lone Star for dinner (it's at Front & Simcoe) then take the ferry over to Centre Island for some sunset shots. [Google maps doesn't know we can cut through the Convention Centre to get straight to Lower Simcoe St.]
The ferry costs $6.50 (return), departs every hour and half past; last ferry back is 11:45pm!

*Sunset is about 8:45pm, so we should be at our sunset spot by 7:30/7:45pm - that would mean catching the 7:00pm ferry.

Alternatively (or maybe as well, depending on timing) we could do the CN Tower - it's $27 each for the "Observation Sky Pod Experience" (Look Out + Glass Floor + Skypod)

20th-May-2009 02:10 pm (UTC)
I like the idea of walking around rather than taking pics from the CN tower
20th-May-2009 02:12 pm (UTC)
I think Plan A is to get over to Centre Island for sunset, but if time's short we have options.
20th-May-2009 02:52 pm (UTC)
re: lower simcoe... You might be able to walk under there, I think the construction is done "enough" that you can. (I know for sure it's not open to vehicular traffic)
20th-May-2009 03:28 pm (UTC)
What construction?
20th-May-2009 03:44 pm (UTC)
there's a underpass there now that connects simcoe to lower simcoe that's been under construction for a while. It's (sort of completed) open, and I've seen lights on at night, but I know it's still closed for vehicles
20th-May-2009 03:49 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah - beside the hotel - wow, they've been working on that for a while.
20th-May-2009 03:52 pm (UTC)
*wink & a gun*

Now you've got it.
20th-May-2009 04:38 pm (UTC)
I might actually join you if I remember. My boss is off this week and I have no projects on the go. Not sure I can bring myself to leave prior to noon though. Maybe I should stay in touch via text message.

Is Kerri working tomorrow?
20th-May-2009 04:55 pm (UTC)
Sure; right now it's Vic and 2 friends from Twitter (@johncpiercy & @pamelaweir). I'll have my cell phone, so call if you're joining us and we'll let you know how far we've got.

I don't think Kerri's working tomorrow - not sure but she's out at the moment.
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