Event Schedule

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    Intermediate Clinic

    Aug 29th

    You completed the beginners clinic and want to take your orienteering skills to the next level? Join us for an intermediate clinic to learn about more advanced concepts and prepare yourself for the next adventure race or feel more confident on your next hike.  

    There is limited space, so please register in time.

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    Beginner Clinic - G Ross Lord

    Aug 26th

    Interested in orienteering but don’t know where, or how, to start? Come on out to our next Beginner Clinic at G Ross Lord Park. We’ll show you how to use a compass, how to read an orienteering map, and walk with you through an orienteering course.

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    Beginner Clinic - G Ross Lord

    Aug 19th

    Interested in orienteering but don’t know where, or how, to start? Come on out to our next Beginner Clinic at G Ross Lord Park. We’ll show you how to use a compass, how to read an orienteering map, and walk with you through an orienteering course.

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    2020 Schools Orienteering CANCELLED

    May 13th

    Unfortunatelly, given the current circumstances, we had to cancel this year's School Meet.

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    2020 UKR O-Cup

    Feb 16th

    Let’s celebrate a great past year for Toronto teams, with a return to “We the North!” at the York Regional Forest’s North Tract, located near the hamlet of Vivian in Whitchurch-Stouffville. Easily accessible from the 404, this spectacular winter venue is located on Hwy 48 just south of Davis Drive, not far from Newmarket, Ontario. 

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    2020 TOC O-Cup

    Jan 26th

    Join us for a fun winter day of Orienteering on January 26th 2020. We will provide a beginner clinic and an easy course for newcomers to the sport. Early bird prices are available until January 1st 2020.

    Beginner's results have been corrected with 2 hour time limit

Recreational Park Series 

The Toronto Orienteering Club invites you to orienteer in Toronto city parks. These informal, recreational events are for everyone – both beginners and experienced orienteers. Come and see how easy it is to start orienteering and enjoy the outdoors this summer. You’ll discover how interesting our many beautiful city parks can be while getting some good exercise.

In order to adapt to the new COVID-19 reality we are changing the format of our Park Series. We will not have any registration, or in-person distribution of courses. Participants will download a pdf copy of the course as described in more detail below. While in the park make sure you follow the City of Toronto's COVID guidelines, which can be found here: COVID GUIDELINES .

The courses will be a SCORE-O format which means you can find the controls in any order and as many as you wish. Controls may have different point values and this will be indicated on the map. Each control will be marked by orange ribbons. The ribbons will be short, so you'll have to look carefully. DO NOT touch the ribbon, if you SEE the ribbon, then you have found it. The ribbons will be in place for 1 week, so you have a  week to do the course. NOTE there is no guarantee that a ribbon will remain in place. Especially in busier areas of a park, other users of the park may remove them.

To obtain a pdf copy of the course:

  1. Sign up as a club member, if you are not already a TOC member
  2. AFTER MAY 1, send a signed waiver to [email protected] . Note - you only need to send ONE waiver per season. Once we have your waiver you will have access to the courses for the 2021 Park Series from May to Sept. You will be able to download the course in PDF format from here
  3. The course map for a particular park will be available for download starting on the Wed  for 1-2 weeks. The course will be setup in the park from 6pm Wed.

Some Wed courses may indicate that they also have a virtual (GPS) version, this allows you to find the controls using the MAPRUN6 app on your smartphone (you don't need to see the ribbon). In this case first follow the waiver procedure above, then you can use the app on your smartphone to do the course.

Here is how it works:

  1. Starting on the Wed (and for 1 week after) you can find the course by selecting “Events Near Me”
  2. Go to the park and when you are near the start location click on “Go to Start”. 
  3. The app will ‘punch’ the start automatically and the timer will begin.
  4. You will hear a beep at each control as you go through the course.  Continue to the finish and you will be able to see how you did by clicking “Show Results”

To complete the virtual course, the pdf map is not required, you can just use the map on your phone (it's a less accurate Open-Street Map) but the pdf map, since it's more detailed will help with your navigation.

For more information, you can contact the meet director of the event by e-mail (click on the name), or email Park Series Coordinator

Park Series Schedule

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    Morningside Park

    Sep 23rd - 30th

    Join us for a challenging training course at Morning sidepark.  Keep an eye out for deer deep in the forest!

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    Warden Woods Park

    Sep 9th - 15th

    Your hardest task will be to find the START!  The control points will be marked by ribbons for 1 week. Please join us for our LAST Wed night event of 2020.

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    High Park

    Sep 2nd - 8th

    High Park is an intricate park with lots of interesting features, where it's IMPOSSIBLE to get LOST! The control points will be marked by ribbons for 1 week.

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    Earl Bales Park

    Aug 19th - 25th

    You can 'reflect' at the HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL, or take in some entertainment at the BARRY ZUKERMAN amphitheatre. OR participate in the great sport of ORIENTEERING - we'll have a Score-O course for you to try. The control points will be marked by ribbons for 1 week.

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    Monarch Park

    Aug 12th - 18th

    A brand new map of a beautiful park in downtown Toronto. Scale is 1:4000, so experts can test their sprint skills, while beginners can learn to orienteer in familiar surroundings. The Control Points will be marked by ribbons for 1 week.

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    Edwards Gardens

    Jul 29th - Aug 5th

    Take some time to smell the FLOWERS. Or get some wedding photos done. The control points will be marked by PINK ribbons for 1 week until August 5th.

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    Glendon College

    Jul 22nd - 28th

    Glendon College connects to the Sunnybrook Park system, making for GREAT orienteering. The control points will be marked by ribbons for 1 week until July 28th. If you park in the parking lot, make sure you pay otherwise you will almost certainly get a TICKET!

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    Taylor Creek Park

    Jul 15th - 21st

    A long park with lots of difficult, technical ravines. But you can also stay on/close to the paths if you're less experienced. The control points will be marked by ribbons for 1 week.

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    Earl Bales North - Bathurst Park

    Jul 8th - 14th

    Our first "traditional" Wed night orienteering. There will be ribbons marking the control points but we will offer the usual GPS course as well. Hosted by the UKR Orienteering Club. Meeting place is outside the Earl Bales Community Centre, but we will be using a map of nearby Bathurst Park. The control points will be marked by ribbons for 1 week.

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    Ramsden Park GPS Course

    Jul 2nd - 8th

    Back to a more urban setting - this can be a fast paced sprint in a very accessible park (Rosdale Subway station). The time limit is 30 minutes but of course you can walk and discover the neibourhood.

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    Claireville Conservation Area

    Jun 23rd - 29th

    A bit of change change of pace for this week: from a fast Sprint at Monarch Park to a more forested experience at Claireville Conservation Area. Make sure you bring bug repellent - there are spots with ferocious mosquitos. We made the time limit a bit longer than usual: 75 minutes.

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    Monarch Park

    Jun 13th - 21st

    Our next GPS course is on a new map of a beautiful park in downtown Toronto. Scale is 1:4000, so experts can test their sprint skills, while beginners can learn to orienteer in familiar surroundings. This will be a shorter 30 minutes Sprint Score-O.

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    G Ross Lord Park

    Jun 7th - 14th

    Building on our last week's success, we have a new GPS course for our members, this time at G. Ross Lord Park.

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    Earl Bales North - Bathurst Park

    May 30th - Jun 5th

    We set up our first GPS course in Earl Bales. As of now, the park is open for the public, the start of the course is located at the northern parking lot which can be accessed from Sheppard Avenue.