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Urban Wilderness!

EVCco

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Highland Creek, West Branch - left fork

I flip a coin and head west under McCowan Road:

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Trekking towards the CP rail culvert:

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Turning north through the mighty Brimley Cataracts:

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Into North Agincourt Park:

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North from Huntingwood to the branch terminus at Finch Ave:

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Highland Creek, West Branch - right fork

The lure of the other stream proves too tantalizing, so I head back to the forks, and north under Nugget Ave:

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Just south of the CP marshalling yards I encounter "The Great Baffler":

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Continuing north towards Middlefield Road:

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Under McCowan Road, and into Iroquois Park:

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From Finch Ave, through Brimley Woods, ending just south of McNicoll:

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And I thought I knew everything about Scarborough. Thank you so much for the trip EVCco. I walk across a bridge every day in the s/e section of Bayview/Steeles. If you are ever looking for a new area to shoot start there and head south , I'm sure you will like the wilderness.
 

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^I hope to get out to the East Don Parklands area soon! It's one of the few areas of the city I've yet to explore. Unfortunately, it may be a while as I ran into another, much more serious camera mishap on my latest trip....


Highland Creek, Central Branch - river of woe

Beginning north of the 401, through Burrows Hall Park. Perhaps I should have heeded this ominous warning sign at the outset of my journey:

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Under Sheppard Avenue, into Pine Tree Park:

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Past McLevin and the CP line, into an industrial no-man's-land east of Markham Road:

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Through a series of culverts at Brownes Corners (Finch & Markham):

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The creek suddenly divides just east of Tiffield Road:

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Looking down the west stream one sees the South Milliken skyline, resplendent in the colours of an early autumn's eve:

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Looking up the north branch, another concrete culvert:

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I head north, and shortly after taking this final photo my camera somehow manages to slide its way out of my pocket, falling to its doom in this very creek :( :

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Rest In Peace Sanyo VPC-CG9.
You were a cheap camera, but a dependable one.
You will be missed.
 
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Sixteen Mile Creek - suburban wilderness

I'm back, and a little further afield than usual - exploring the northern stretches of 16 Mile Creek in the town of Milton; starting just north of Evergreen Cemetery:

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The creek forks just north of Main Street:

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Down the west fork to Rotary Park:

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Up the east fork to Woodward Avenue:

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...even in the most remote locations the graffiti people always find a way there first :p
 

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Well, I wasn't actually in Milton to photograph the creek...
I just took those pics to waste an hour while waiting for the GO bus back to Toronto.


But rest assured, I will one day photograph every inch of every waterway in the GTA - or die trying!
 

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Well, I wasn't actually in Milton to photograph the creek...
I just took those pics to waste an hour while waiting for the GO bus back to Toronto.


But rest assured, I will one day photograph every inch of every waterway in the GTA - or die trying!

Fair enough, I was just wondering because the Sixteen Mile is infinitely more picturesque in its Oakville stretch.
 

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Taylor Massey Creek - winter return

Clearing up some unfinished business before the start of the new year - heading north from the tip of Warden Woods at Warden and St. Clair:

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In behind Warden Station:

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East through St. Clair Ravine:

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Into Pine Hills Cemetery:

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Winding north through Farlinger Park:

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Flashback to July - one of the hottest days of the year, with the humidity nearing 40 degrees - I head through Ionview, from Eglinton Ravine to Maida Vale Park:

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Back to December - and one of the coldest days of the year, with wind chills as low as negative 17 degrees - I head due north, parallel with Crockford Boulevard:

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The creek goes underground at Lawrence Avenue, but re-emerges a few blocks north at Manhattan Park and continues northwest through the backyards of Wexford:

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Under the CP Rail culvert and into the Ellesmere neighbourhood:

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The creek widens significantly at Willowfield Gardens, then terminates in a scenic pond at Terraview Park:

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I love this series. Thank you for the pictures.


Alas, poor Snowball I. Run over by the mayors beer-swilling brother Dou.... errr.... Clovis.

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All new to me EVCco , great job. I live at V.P. and Ellesmere and didn't even know about the Terraview Pond , I'll have to wander over there and hopefully not fall in.
 

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These are shots of the East Don north of Finch Avenue and the Old Cummer Avenue bridge. I think it's one of the loveliest parts of town.

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These are shots of the East Don north of Finch Avenue and the Old Cummer Avenue bridge. I think it's one of the loveliest parts of town.

Ya, it's wonderful. I loved it back in the early 70's when I was attending YMCA day camps down there. The bridge was a disaster in those days so it is so nice to see it saved. Much of this has been discussed in past threads I believe. Camp DON-VA-CA and Camp EE-YO-CA I believe they were called.
 

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