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Restless Soles ~ Tour of Yorkville

  • Thursday, September 21, 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Yorkville
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Feel free to pull out that Armani shirt or Hermès scarf for this walk

A stroll around Yorkvill

The Village of Yorkville was established in 1830 as a suburban retreat. In1883, the village was annexed by the city of Toronto and continued for the next 80 years as a quaint Victorian residential neighbourhood.  In the early sixties, Yorkville became a mecca of counterculture, where some of the most unconventional ideas and greatest musicians got their start.  In the late sixties, after Syl Apps called Yorkville  "a festering sore in the middle of the city", it began to empty. And with construction of the Bloor subway line and a growth in the value of real estate, Yorkville transitioned to become the elegant retail hub that we know today.  

Join your Probus hosts Mary Moore, Bob Moore, and Gary Schlee and share your memories and impressions of Yorkville as we stroll by historic buildings and iconic settings.  The walk will be on flat, paved sidewalks without hills or barriers. 

Meeting spot: Toronto Reference Library inside the main entrance at 789 Yonge Streetat 10:00 AM. Subway to Yonge/Bloor, Green P public parking available in the area, BikeShare racks on Cumberland across from the library are your transportation options.

Afterward: Coffee and/or lunch suggestions for small groups: Eataly, the Koerner Hall cafe, or Bar Mercurio, and many more....

For more information: Contact the event convenor, Mary Moore. If you cannot make it to the walk, please cancel and free up a space because the waitlist is long. You can do that by clicking on the Already Registered link on the website event page.

Attendees of in-person events are expected to adhere to the club's COVID-19 Policies and GuidelinesPlease stay home if you have symptoms of a cold or flu. 

Next Restless Soles will be on Thursday, October19.

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