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Safari Walking Group

Safari Walking Group

This week Safari will try again to get in our usual early season walk on the familiar paths of High Park. We tried this in April and rain forced us to turn it into a breakfast outing to the Grenadier restaurant. So come out and join us for the full walk, exercise and a chin wag.

Here is the information for our walk in High Park, this will be a traditional circuit of the park keeping to paved paths.


Walk Location: High Park

Assembly time: 10:00am Thursday, May 11.

Assembly Point: In the High Park subway station near the collectors booth

Itinerary: At 10:00 am we will leave the station at the High Park boulevard exit, go south to Bloor Street, cross at the traffic light, continuing into the heart of the park. The route will take Safari south and downhill to skirt the east side of Grenadier Pond. We will then walk east past Colborn Lodge Drive to connect with paths which will bring us back north through the wooded area of Spring Creek via Spring Road. We will re-cross Bloor at High Park Blvd. and finish at our starting point.

Ending point: The High Park station on the Bloor Danforth line.

Transit Information: The High Park subway station has separate platforms for east and westbound trains. The stairs and escalators from the platforms to the collectors level are near the east end of the train platforms. The collectors level is one level above the train platforms and one level below the street / bus level.

For more information about the High Park station check out the Station Description at:


Trails information: The walking surface will generally be on pavement.


Additional park information may be found at:

High Park



Friends of High Park



Cancellations: If an outing is cancelled an email notice will be sent out the previous evening. Safari will try to avoid canceling outings  doing so only if we are certain that weather conditions will be poor.


From the City of Toronto parks and rec website.

  • Stay on the trails
  • Do not disturb wildlife
  • Keep dogs on a leash
  • Be cautious when crossing roads
  • Leave flowers and plants for others to enjoy
  • Wear suitable clothing
  • Walk with someone,   it’s safer and more fun
  • Be aware of other trail users.



  • All walks involve stairs and/or slopes
  • Walking surfaces vary and can include hard pavement, woodchips, grass, limestones fines, sand and/or bare earth
  • Steps and paths are not lighted and not cleared of ice and snow
  • Use at your own risk


Craig Nicol
Safari Walking Group