G.Lord Ross Park Paint Out

Event Details

  • There are several ways to walk into the park, however, I like the one closest to Carriage Lane, as well as the ones along Torresdale and/or along Fisherville Road the best. The stretch for walking is the shortest before finding good spots. In the first one mentioned, there is a picnic area, as well as an adorable public washroom.

    You will find a lot of shrubs, spruce, elm, poplar trees, weeds and grass, around long paved walking/ bicycle trails (with pedestrians/cyclers), crossing the West Don River and river bed, and maybe a few ducks early in the mornings. Ancient Elms, left despite 'Elm Disease' are lovely to behold. Later in the season there are a lot of wild flowers, and in the fall you’ll find the usual fall colours in abundance. Although there is always a steady stream of joggers, walkers, and cyclers, most days it is easy to find lovely private spots. The link will not show the entire park area, rather than the specific areas I've mentioned But you can check for different access points.for future possibilities.

    NOTE: You must cart/carry your stuff,including your lunch,and drinks/treats as there is no vehicle access, nor any concession stands. Questions: write Birte at HellaStudio at gmail.
  • Date
    5:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Where
    Ravine - access: Hidden Trail next to Carriage Lane Initial Meet up at McDonald's Corner of Bathurst Street and Fis Map
  • RSVPs
    • 0 attending
    • 0 maybe attending
    • 0 not attending
    • 0 awaiting reply

What's New

  • Birte Hella
    Birte Hella: Hello, Folks,

    Unless, it is pouring, we are still on. See you at McD about nine - will be wearing my cap, and be downstairs having a coffee. Will wait fifteen to twenty minutes before heading out. Please txt if you need to connect, after that...

    Thanks. Birte
    • August 13, 2013
  • Birte Hella
    Birte Hella: Please note: Wednesday, August 14th, is new date, with August 21st as 'rain alternate'. Birte
    • July 16, 2013
  • Birte Hella
    Birte Hella: Hi,Folks,

    Unfortunately,due to the incredible heatwave,(and no A/C to cool off close), I have decided to 're-schedule' for a Wednesday, sometime in Mid-August.
    ...  more
    • July 16, 2013
  • Birte Hella
    Birte Hella: http://maps.google.ca/maps?gl=ca&daddr=6170+Bathurst+St,+Willowdale,+ON+M2R+2A2&panel=1&f=d&fb=1&dirflg=d&geocode=0,43.789821,-79.446435&cid=0,0,2142728705347577777&hq=McDonalds+Bathurst+Street+and&hnear=0x882b2dcf57d83...  more
    • June 27, 2013
  • Birte Hella
    Birte Hella: Not necessarily, but it is the spot with the old Elm Tree, so a neat place for 'tree people,' see the photo. You can move about on the map and find the location suggested above.

    I figure the specific place we'll actually enter can be decided by 'the grou...  more
    • June 27, 2013
  • Keith Thirgood
    Keith Thirgood: Hi Berte,
    Is the location that the map link takes us to the exact spot where we're going to meet? It seems to be the corner of Cedarcroft and Torresdale Ave.
    • June 25, 2013