Starting from Étienne Brûlé Park, you will carry heavy, historically important (to you) stuff, or food to be dropped off at the Yorkville Fire Station, and help carry a canoe along the Davenport Trail. The route we follow runs north along the Humber River then turns east at Lambton Park on what used to be a sand bank in Lake Iroquois. Further east the 'trail' meets the ancient shoreline of Lake Iroquois and follows it east crossing Garrison and Taddle Creeks. The trail then follows Yellow Creek down to the Brickworks.
If you are feeling more energetic, join us early either near the Brickworks [and paddle down the Don River] or at Keating Channel, to paddle along Toronto's waterfront and up the Humber River to the start of the portage. The actual starting point of the paddle will be determined the day before the event!
If you really want to punish yourself, or are looking for a way to earn the Order of Canada but don't have any other realistic avenues to do so, notify your next of kin and then join us way before sunrise just south of Allenby School for a run through forested ravines to the start of the paddle. You may get very wet, muddy, and stoked!
FOR HISTORIAN ATHLETES AND VOYAGEUR PHILOSOPHERS
green - Davenportage route: meet at Étienne Brûlé Park at
11:30 am for a brief recognition and the 12:30 pm start of the 17 km portage
blue - Pre-Portage Paddle route: meet at the Keating Channel Pub and Grill at 7:00 am for the 13 km paddle to the start of Davenportage
yellow - Run route: meet at 3:30 am for a 20 km run through the woods to the start of the Paddle
- this event is 'by invitation only' (please contact us for an invite)
- Sunday, November 7, 2021
For those of you that are unable to make sensible choices:
Meet at the Keating Channel Pub at 7:00 am (or further up the Don as water levels allow) and paddle your canoe 13 km to the start of Davenportage.
Idiot savant athletes:
For those individuals who can differentiate between wisdom and foolishness but chose foolishness, meet at the base of the communications tower on the north side of Roselawn just west of Avenue Road (near Allenby School) at 3:30 am for 20 km of running to start your 50 km day.