The Camino Frances

The Camino Frances

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Exploring Toronto, one walk at a time

Todmorden Mills was the destination of our walk today. On Mondays and Tuesdays we walk for about an hour, then have coffee. There are many routes that we can take, starting at the pedestrian bridge over the Don Valley Parkway, but today's walk was one of the best.

We walked up the Don path to Todmorden Mills, and stopped in at the Art gallery there - they were hanging a new show.

The Wildflower Garden at Todmorden is a short loop, but the foliage was beautiful. - the link for the wildflower garden.

Todmorden Mills is a historic site, run by the city of Toronto. This is the link

There is also a theatre there, called the Papermill theare.
 The theatre shows performances by the East Side Players

After wandering the site, we started up the hill to Broadview - not by our usual route up Pottery Road, but through the woods and up the hillside, exiting the woods behind 1000 Broadview. I had wanted to check out that path for months, and Anne and Julie were game to explore.

We walked down Broadview, beside the City Adult Learning Center, through more woods, and crossed Broadview to the Riverdale Perk for a cup of coffee.
It is a favourite cafe - local, quiet, and comfortable, summer or winter.

One of the best 10 km walks we have taken!


  1. Great! So, will you be taking that path up to Broadview again, with a bigger group?

    1. I'll add it to the Mon/Tues walks, and keep it in mind as a way to Mocha Mocha for lunch. It might be challenging when covered with snow.