Alley Walk – Wednesday January 22 2020

What: Alley Walk and Photo Exhibit

When: Wednesday January 22nd, 9:30 AM

Where: Meet on the Southwest corner Bloor and Spadina. If coming by car – There is a city parking lot south of Bloor between Lippincott and Borden, which is east of Bathurst and west of Spadina. TTC may be easier.

We will have time to take in Theresa Bryson’s exhibit at the Miles Nadal JCC, then do a tour of alleyways between Spadina and Palmerston Aves. Coffee on Bloor. Lots of street art – some just recently painted – and quaint architecture and “detail shots” in some very pretty back alleys.

Sunday February 9 – Southern Ontario Orchid Society

Here’s an opportunity for floral and macro photography.

Where: 777 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto – Toronto Botanical Garden

When: Sunday February 9th 9-11 AM

What: Southern Ontario Orchid Society – Annual Show and Sale – 9,000 square feet of orchids on display

Admission price of $20 allows photographers advance access before the show opens to the public at 11AM. Use of Tripods is permitted until 11AM; at that time tripods must be packed away but the admission remains valid for the public session.

Purchase your ticket in advance – before February 8th – directly from the SOOS Website at 

Let’s plan for lunch at the Edwards Garden Cafe, right next door.

February 23 – Hamilton Steam Museum

What: Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology

When: Sunday February 23 10:30 AM

Where: 900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton (take QEW – Woodward is the first exit after crossing the Skyway Bridge)

The Hamilton Museum of Steam is an exquisitely-preserved 1859 steam water pumphouse, the original Hamilton Waterworks. 

We have an exclusive booking from 10:30AM – 12:00. Admission will depend on numbers attending but is likely to be roughly $10-$12 Admission remains valid when the museum opens to the public at 12:00 noon.

Tripods with soft feet (rubber or bring coasters) can be used until the museum opens to the public at 12:00.

This is a great place for macro photography, machinery and industrial photography, and architectural photography. The museum grants access to photography for non-commercial purposes only.

To ensure we meet the minimum number for the booking, please confirm your attendance with Paul Cordingley either by email or at the Monday meetings.