A Walk in the Ravine…

Two weeks ago I was in Toronto at the end of my trip in Ontario…visiting my brother and sister-in-law. It’s funny how much can change in 14 days… to go from ‘late’ fall to ‘middle’ of winter temperature changes!  While I was there John asked if I wanted to go for a walk with him and Gus (his dog) in the ravine on part of the Taylor Creek Trail. I’d never gone on a walk there…I had my new camera I had been dying to use and get some photos…so I said sure!  Plus it’s always great to spend time talking with my little bro.

Man walking on path with dog


We left around 5pm (I think) the sun had just set.  John teased me and said there’s no time for photos…Gus and me we WALK..and he wasn’t joking around…they do walk and pretty darn fast!  At times it was hard to keep up and I just shrugged it off because John had such long legs…but he and Gus do this walk at least once a day…so they have practice.  Me on the other hand, well let’s just say…I’m working on my fitness level…but I like to stop to take a photo once and awhile too!

Street shot...walking with dog

We walked along the busy streets of Toronto rush-hour traffic.  Where it basically seems like everyone wanted to be home or at the store or wherever like 15mins ago… everyone seems to be in a hurry. (Even my brother…he wanted to make sure we were finished our walk by the time it got really dark, because being in the ravine at dark might not be the be option!)

The stairs down to the ravine

The city of Toronto made really cool ‘access’ points from various neighbourhoods along the ravine path… so that it is easy for people to get down to walk on the path system.  Going down the stairs was pretty easy…but going back up, well all I can say is you just take your time and put one foot in front of the other.  There’s also a fabulous rail on that staircase (on right of photo below) that you can put your bike on so you can push it UP or DOWN that hill… thanks city of Toronto for helping a cyclist out!

Stairs view from bottom of ravine

But the views from walking along the path and the river…so worth going to the trouble of ‘keeping’ up to my little brother!

river and reflections of trees

Gus sure enjoys his walks!

Dog walking on path

After the walk John, Kat and I went to an all you can eat sushi restaurant for dinner… my cousin Clayton drove down from Markham to join us. Kat and myself...

Clayton and John...

It was a perfect last night in Toronto kind of meal…how can you go wrong with sushi?

mmm sushi spread

After our bellies were filled with sushi, we walked over to the movie theatre to go see Thor 2: The Dark World… a perfect ending to a perfect day!  Thanks for such a great visit…it was so great to be able to spend some time with you.

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4 thoughts on “A Walk in the Ravine…

  1. Jean

    I was probably in Toronto around the same time as you, visiting my family. Glad you enjoyed the walk. The ravine area is mid-town or in the suburbs? I used to bike often there.

    1. Sarah on the Road Post author

      Hi Jean… my brother and sister-in-law right now live close to Woodbine and O’Conner (in East York). I was walking on part of the Taylor Creek trail…we only walked on a small piece of it. Thanks for reminding me I didn’t include the link talking about the trail! Isn’t that funny we were both in the city at the same time…hope you enjoyed your visit with your family! 🙂 Sarah


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