The Safari Walking Group for Toronto is a mixture of persons who are sighted, low visioned and blind, it provides an opportunity to enjoy moderate exercise in an environment that encompasses green space trees, birds and water features.
The group will meet weekly at public transit stops across the city, which are in close proximity to park entrances, and walk as a group through the park finishing at a public transit stop. Walks will begin at various locations throughout the city, trying to minimize distance from a subway station to reduce travel times. Expect the walks to be of one to one and a half hour duration (approximately 5 to 6 km), no running just an enjoyable pace with pauses to enjoy the surroundings. These will be daytime week day activities to avoid crowds and provide an alternative to the mad rush of activities on weekends.
It is anticipated that walks will begin in late April and that City Park and Recreation staff walk leaders will assist in planning and following the routes. Persons with a range of visual abilities are welcome and attention will be paid to routes which facilitate independent travel (not require sighted guides).
Persons who are interested may contact the Safari Walking Group by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 416 421-4505.