Polson Pier, Wednesday Evening August 28th

What: Sunset and night sky at Polson Pier Where: Jennifer Kateryna Koval’s’kyj Park – east side of the Toronto Harbour, permitting an excellent sunset view of the city skyline When: Wednesday evening, August 28th. Sunset is at 8:02 PM. Dusk is at 8:32 PM. How to get there: With the Cherry Street bridge out of service, take Lakeshore Blvd East to the Don Roadway. Turn south (right) on Don Roadway, and west (right again) on Commissioners Street. Turn left (south) on Cherry Street. If dropping people off, turn right on Polson St and drive to the end, where you will see the park. There is a very limited amount of on street parking on the west side of Cherry Street, south of the ship canal. If it’s full, continue southwards to the parking for Cherry Beach and Clarke Beach. It’s about a 1km walk back from the parking at Cherry Beach to the Park. By TTC, the Route 121D bus runs from Union Station along Front Street and The Esplanade to Polson Street. The bus runs every 18 minutes. It may be more convenient to park near downtown and take the bus to Polson Street. As of Sunday evening, weather forecast is for clear skies and a low of 14 degrees. Bring a sweater as the lake breeze is cool.

Ped Sunday is a GO

The usual 2-4 challenge has a subtle theme…blue and yellow.  Complimentary colours.  As always,  24 exposures, send your best 5 to the club email account.  You can resize down to 1920×1080 max dimensions if you like.   Our host today is Terry T.

…posted by frank j

Midsummer Outing – July 3rd

When: Wednesday, July 3 – 7:00 PM sharp – rain or shine

What: Midsummer outing – Street Walk – Butterfly Laneway

The Butterfly Laneway Project is a local initiative that sponsors street artists, to beautify otherwise drab back alleys and make them attractive as walkable spaces in the city.

The Project has just completed a new collection in a laneway running south from Harbord Street on the west side of Grace St. Lots of gorgeous urban art, plus some wonderful architecture in the back streets, and peeks into some very interesting back yards. It’s a lush, leafy residential area with lots of character.

Meet in front of the tiger statue on the northwest corner of Bloor and Christie, right across from the Christie Subway Station. From there we will walk south on Clinton Street, jogging through the back alleys down to the Butterfly Laneway, and then back up to Bloor Street. 

Come for a quick tour before sunset, or stay and enjoy the opportunity for night street photography on Bloor once the sun goes down.

If anyone gets lost, text Paul at 416 571 6175

Warning: excellent ice cream available en route. 

Wednesday Walk – Spring Flowers at Bronte Creek Park

With the spring flowers starting to show,  we have two outings planned, one for the weekend, and one for midweek. Hope to see you at one, or both!

Outing # 1 – Crawford Lake Conservation Area

When – Sunday April 28th

Where – Crawford Lake Conservation Area

To reach Crawford Lake, take Highway 401 west to Guelph Line, then south on Guelph Line (called Main Street within Campbellville) 3.8 km’s to Conservation Road. Turn east on Conservation Road to the park entrance. 

Meet in the parking lot at 9:00 AM 

What – Outdoor opportunity for spring flowers and nature photography. Lots of birds too. 

We will follow the Woodland Trail foot trail from the Park towards the Bruce Trail. The trail is well tended but good shoes or boots are recommended. 

The Park also features Crawford Lake, which is a unique eponymous meromictic lake, and a reconstructed Iroquoian Village with seasonal exhibits and three reconstructed longhouses. There is a short trail to a lookout from the Niagara Escarpment.

Map of the Conservation Area: https://www.conservationhalton.ca/hiking

Google Maps coordinates of Crawford Lake: 

Coffee afterwards in Campbellville

Outing # 2 – Bronte Creek Provincial Park

When – Wednesday May 1, 2019 9:30AM

Where – Bronte Creek Provincial Park

What – Spring flowers and nature photography.  

To reach the park, take the Queen Elizabeth Way west to Burloak Drive. Go North 1.6 kms on Burloak to the Day Use park entrance (on the right). After entering the park, take the roadway south and then east towards Spruce Lane Farmhouse, to Parking Lot F.

Meet at the north side of Parking Lot F at 8:30 AM.

We will head for the Trillium Trail, which is the park’s best trail for wild flowers. The path is well maintained and easy to walk – bring good boots in case of rain puddles and mud.

Tripods and macro lenses will be useful.

Map of the park

Map showing the park entrance:


Park fee — $11.25 per vehicle, $9.00 for seniors

Food and coffee options afterwards:

Tim Hortons – Burloak Rd just south of the park entrance

Artisano Bakery Cafe – 3505 Wyecroft Rd (runs east from Burloak, second light south of the QEW, near the Nike Factory Store)

Reminder – Photo Walk Wednesday April 17

Photo Walk Reminder – Colonel Sam Smith Park 8:00 am

We will have another excellent photo walk this Wednesday, April 17 at Colonel Sam Smith Park at Lakeshore and Kipling. Follow Kipling south as far as you can go to Lakeshore. Continue south along Colonel Sam Smith Drive all the way to the end parking lot. Theresa’s phone 416-799-7697 just in case.
Please note the time change 8:00.

Double-Header is a GO!

Rain is forecast for Sunday but it looks like it'll start about 10am.  The sunrise benefit shoot should be nice.  Give donations to me.  At 10, we'll meet at the Spadina entrance to Graffiti Alley no matter what.  I'd suggest an umbrella.  If we're lucky we'll get some reflection shots in the alley.
…posted by farnk j