Where to Meet & What to Wear

Mount Pleasant Cemetery, High Park & West Lansing

 
 
 
Mount Pleasant Cemetery All Levels  meeting place

Mount Pleasant Cemetery
All Levels
meeting place

 
Mount Pleasant Cemetery  Pedestrian Entrance  Gentle Beginners & Beginners    meeting place

Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Pedestrian Entrance

Gentle Beginners & Beginners
meeting place

Mount Pleasant Cemetery pedestrian entrance  (looking south)

Mount Pleasant Cemetery
pedestrian entrance
(looking south)

Mount Pleasant Cemetery  Yonge St. Gates  Quick Start Clinic   meeting place

Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Yonge St. Gates
Quick Start Clinic meeting place

 

Mount Pleasant Cemetery

ALL LEVELS class

The current meeting place (2019) is noted on the map to the left.

To find it, don't use your GPS...it will take you to the Mount Pleasant Ave. entrance!

Driving: Enter the Yonge St. gates, turn left and follow the yellow lane divider/trail marker for about 45 seconds. Pull over and park, keeping your wheels off the grass. (We have permission to park inside, but the gardeners are very particular about the grass.)

TTC: Exit at Davisville station; walk south on the east side of Yonge St. Once you see the cemetery on your left, continue walking...the tall entrance gates are are at the far end. About a 10-15 minute walk. (You can also exit at St. Clair station and walk north.)
Or...exit at Davisville station, walk south to Merton, and look for the pedestrian entrance (see photo further down this page). Follow the map on this page to the meeting location.

 What to wear & bring:

  1. Wear what you’d wear for a brisk walk (e.g., summer/spring/fall: T-shirt, shorts/tights, windbreaker, etc; winter: tights/pants, light vest/jacket, hat/headband, warm mitts/gloves, etc.) See photos on my website for ideas.

  2. The walking surface is smooth asphalt - no potholes, mud or tree roots! Running shoes are fine; light trail shoes provide even more support and decrease fatigue.

  3. Leave purses or heavy backpacks at home (or in your car/my car if you TTC).



GENTLE BEGINNERS & BEGINNERS CLASSES

Meet (2019) in the northwest corner of the cemetery, near the Merton St. pedestrian entrance (see marker on map at left).

Driving: Enter the Yonge St. gates, take an immediate left and drive north to the meeting spot (see marker on map). Park, keeping your wheels off the grass. (We have permission to park inside, but the gardeners are very particular about the grass!)

TTC: Exit at Davisville station; walk south to Merton, and look for the pedestrian entrance (see marker on the map above for meeting location).

 

QUICK-START CLINICS

Meet just inside the Yonge Street gates.

Drive or walk straight ahead (east) for a few seconds and park to the side keeping your wheels off the grass. (We have permission to park inside; the gardeners are very particular about the grass!) Or turn to your immediate left and park directly inside the gate.

What to Wear & Bring: see above.



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The Grenadier Restaurant, High Park

The Grenadier Restaurant, High Park

High Park

Address: 1873 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6R 2Z3 (High Park subway station is across the street from the entrance)

Where we meet: parking lot of the Grenadier Restaurant (grassy area at the north end). Gentle Beginners class: outside the restaurant doors (patio seating available)

To get to the Grenadier:

Driving: Enter by the Bloor St. entrance and follow one-way West Rd. (south), curving left past the restaurant. Turn left into the large Grenadier parking lot (about one minute of driving total).

TTC: Walk south from High Park station, cross Bloor, and travel straight down Colborne Lodge Rd. for 7-10 minutes. The Grenadier is past the swimming pool and on your right.

What to wear & bring:

  1. Wear what you’d wear for a brisk walk (e.g., summer/spring/fall: T-shirt, shorts/tights, windbreaker, etc...winter: tights/pants, light vest/jacket, hat/headband, warm mitts/gloves, etc.) See photos on my website for ideas.

  2. Trails can be wet and/or muddy at times. Running shoes are fine, but light hiking shoes/boots are recommended.

  3. Leave purses and heavy backpacks at home (or in your car/my car if you come by TTC).