LIFE Walks

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LIFE Walks - walkers in front of building

Explore parts of Toronto you didn’t know existed. Active from May through September, LIFE’s walking group meets twice weekly to explore the city. Whether you prefer hiking in nature or exploring the urban cityscape, there is walk that suits your interest and comfort level.

All walks are accessible via TTC.  They often conclude in areas with nearby restaurants for an optional group lunch afterwards.

LIFE Walks schedules are distributed each month of the walks series, to registered members only.


You must be a current LIFE member and registered in the Walks program to participate in the LIFE Walks.  Guests are not permitted.

If you would like to lead a walk please contact the Walks Committee Chair, Doug Paton at

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the LIFE Walks are suspended. If conditions in the city improve, we hope to organize some walks later in the Summer, and will advise the LIFE membership by email.
 - The LIFE Walks Committee 

Types of Walks:

We offer two main types of walks:

  • Green Walks  are nature walks that usually take place on unpaved paths. They may take place in areas that include beaches, parks, gardens, ravines and/or birding. They move at a brisk pace, but still allow for comfortable conversation. Examples of Green Walks include Edwards Gardens, Moore Park Ravine, Don Valley Brick Works, East Don Parkland and James Gardens to the Old Mill.
  • Grey Walks  take their visual interest from the cityscape and take place on paved sidewalks. They are usually themed, allowing you to discover some of the great heritage areas, distinct architecture, quaint neighbourhoods and points of literary or cultural significance around the city. They move at a moderate pace, and include frequent stops to allow the group leader to comment on points of interest. Examples of Grey Walks may include jaunts through Yorkville, along Spadina Avenue, around City Hall, Concord City Place, the CNE, South Rosedale and Riverside.

Day: Tuesdays and Fridays, May through September

Time:  10 AM – 12 PM

Fee:  $30

Registration: will open on the Tuesday of the spring semester's registration week. Register via the TUESDAY COURSES PAGE. Once registered, you may participate in any and all walks on the Walks schedule (Tuesdays and/or Fridays) throughout the spring and summer. The schedule will be sent to your email address a week or so prior to the upcoming month. On rare occasions, you will need to register for individual walks.