Event Schedule

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    2021 Mob Match

    Apr 17th - 24th

    This spring we will bring back our Mob Match. Details coming soon!

     

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    2021 Sprint Event No. 1

    Jun 9th

    Details coming soon for our first Sprint event of 2021.

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    2021 Turkey Trot

    Oct 3rd

    Our Annual Turkey Trot event IS BACK!! 

    Format will depend on what the status of Covid19 is.  As Vaccines are being issued throughout 2021 we are hopeful we can provide this event.

    Details coming soon.

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    2021 UKR O-Cup - Virtual Valentine's Day Edition

    Feb 14th - 21st

    Our friends at UKR will be hosting another Virtual event for TOC and UKR members starting February 14 to 21st.

    Sign up to the club for this free event! 

     

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    2021 TOC January Score-O

    Jan 16th - 24th

    Since Toronto is in a Lock-down we are unable to run our traditional OCup event.  Instead we will set up a Score-O course that participants can run at anytime January 16th to 24th.  This will be similar to how our Wednesday night series were run in the summer.

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 maps. Participants will request a pdf copy of the map 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 (2,3,4,5 or 6) and this will be indicated on the map. Each control will be marked by ribbons. 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.

To obtain a pdf copy of the course:

  1. Sign up as a club member, if you are not already a TOC member
  2. Send a signed waiver to [email protected] . Note - you only need to send ONE waiver per season. Once we have your waiver you can access ALL maps for the 2021 Park Series.
  3. Once we receive your signed waiver, you will be able to download the map in PDF format from here

Some Wed courses may indicate that they also have a virtual (GPS) version, this allows you to find the controls using the MAPRUNF app (Android or iOS) 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 Malcolm Goddard (Park Series Coordinator). 

Park Series Schedule

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    High Park

    May 12th - 18th

    High Park is an intricate park with lots of interesting features, where it's IMPOSSIBLE to get LOST!

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    Glendon College

    May 19th - 25th

    Glendon College connects to the Sunnybrook Park system, making for GREAT orienteering. If you park in the parking lot, make sure you pay otherwise you will almost certainly get a TICKET!

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    G. Ross Lord Park

    May 26th - Jun 1st

    An amazing park with: ravines, wetlands, a large reservoir, a mausoleum, and horse stables. See if you can find the amazing tree consumed with burl deformities right on the main path in the N part of the park

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    Trinity Bellwoods

    Jun 2nd - 8th

    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 start location is the wooden platform down in the dog bowl. See the map below.

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    Warden Woods Park

    Jun 9th - 15th

    Your hardest task will be to find the start! If you succeed, you can enjoy the sport of ORIENTEERING.

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    Taylor Creek Park

    Jun 16th - 22nd

    A long park with lots of difficult, technical ravines. But you can also stay on/close to the paths if you're less experienced.

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    High Park

    Jun 23rd - 29th

    High Park is an intricate park with lots of interesting features, where it's IMPOSSIBLE to get LOST!

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    Serena Gundy Park

    Jun 30th - Jul 6th

    SERENA GUNDY is part of the Sunnybrook Parks system. The park is named for the wife (Serena) of the co-founder of the WOOD GUNDY financial co. You can visit (what used to be) her garden while here. Lots of paths - so great for BEGINNERS, but also many complicated features - so challenging for EXPERIENCED orienteers.

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    Ramsden Park

    Jul 7th - 13th

    Hosted by the UKR Orienteering Club. Start: across the street from Rosedale subway.

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    E T Seton Park

    Jul 14th - 20th

    You can challenge your MIND and visit the Science Centre, then come and challenge BOTH your mind and your body on our Orienteering course.

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    Earl Bales Park

    Jul 21st - 27th

    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. 

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    Humber Bay Park

    Aug 4th - 10th

    TBD

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    Monarch Park

    Aug 11th - 17th

    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.

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    Earl Bales Park

    Aug 18th - 24th

    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. 

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    Edwards Gardens

    Aug 25th - 31st

    Take some time to smell the FLOWERS. Or get some wedding photos done.