Event Schedule

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    2021 Turkey Trot

    Oct 3rd

    It has been sometime since we have held an event up at Mansfield. This locations has some great terrain as it is located on the Niagara escarpment. There is an extensive network of trails suitable for running.

     

    **UPDATE**

    We now have photos of the race for you all to view! Click below to view!

    PHOTOS

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    Beginner Clinic - Etienne Brule Park

    Aug 27th

    Interested in orienteering but don’t know where, or how, to start? Come on out to our next Beginner Clinic at Etienne Brule Park - near the Old Mill! 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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    2021 Beginner Clinic - Earl Bales Park

    Jul 23rd

    Interested in orienteering but don’t know where, or how, to start? Come on out to our next Beginner Clinic at Earl Bales 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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    2021 Beginner Clinic - High Park

    Jun 25th

    Interested in orienteering but don’t know where, or how, to start? Come on out to our next Beginner Clinic at High 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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    2021 Sprint Event No. 1

    Jun 2nd - 16th

    Get out your running shoes!!  From June 2 to 16 we will be hosting a Virtual Sprint Event will be at Trinity Bellwoods Park.  Be ready for 2 short but intense courses!

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    2021 The (Un)Mob Match

    Apr 17th - 24th

    This spring we will bring back our Mob Match!  But it can't be run as usual and should be anything but a Mob!  Instead we will set up a Score-O course that participants can run at anytime April 17th to 24th.  Thus maximizing social distancing and eliminating any Mob that would normally happen.

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    2021 UKR North Tract Score-O

    Mar 27th - Apr 4th

    Spring is around the corner and the days are getting longer so why not get out to York Regional Forest North Tract for some Orienteering!!?

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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 

 

We hope you enjoyed the 2021 edition of the Wed Park Series, if you have any comments - send us an email. The 2022 edition will start in the Spring of 2022.

Please let us know if you would like to help organizing the events. Send us an email with your availability.

Park Series Schedule

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    TORONTO ISLANDS

    Sep 10th - 28th

    TOUR DE ISLANDS

    For the FINAL course of 2021 we have something a bit different. It is a pt to pt course with 21 controls starting at Hanlan's Pt ferry docks and finishing at Ward's Island ferry docks. It will take you all the way across the Toronto Islands and you will discover many interesting spots, especially the beautiful, deserted, secluded beaches. BUT, only 12 of the controls are marked on the map. Nine of the controls are described only by clues. You will have to use your deductive and observational skills to find these.

    In the download folder you will find: the complete course, expanded copies of the West and Central parts of the course, the clues, a descriptive (tourist map) of the islands which may help you.

    ALL controls are marked by SMALL orange ribbons, with "S15" written on them - you will have to look carefully to find them.

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    Greenwood Conservation Area

    Sep 1st - 9th

    A chance to get away from the city and orienteer in a beautiful Conservation Area close to Toronto.

    There will be a 2.3 km  pt to pt Beginner course with all controls close to paths.

    For the more experienced Orienteer, there will also be a Score-O course consiting of 20 controls having  values from 20 to 60 pts.

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    Beginner Clinic - Etienne Brule Park

    Aug 27th

    Interested in orienteering but don’t know where, or how, to start? Come on out to our next Beginner Clinic at Etienne Brule Park - near the Old Mill! 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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    Edwards Gardens

    Aug 25th - 31st

    We're using EDWARDS GDNS as the gateway into the northern part of the Sunnybrook Park system. There is 1 control to find here (see picture at left) to force you to experience this park. Please NO RUNNING while you're in Edwards Gdns.

    There is a Beginner pt to pt course with 9 controls and length 2.6 km. 

    There is also an Advanced Score-O course with each control worth: 5, 10, 20, 30 or 40 pts, making the total 250 pts. If you want bonus pts, there are two "dogbones" (which means the two controls comprising the "dogbone" have to be found back to back - without going to any other controls).

    Please respect the purple hatched OUT OF BOUNDS areas marked on the map. In the public areas, the ribbons marking the controls are short and at ground level.

    There are NO virtual courses.

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    Earl Bales North - Bathurst Park

    Aug 18th - 24th

     

     

    There will be a BEGINNER ( 1.9 km 8 controls) and an ADVANCED ( 3.5 km 16 controls) pt to pt course.

    The BEGINNER course will be entirely in Earl Bales Park.

    The first half of the ADVANCED course will be in neighbouring Bathurst Park and will finish in Earl Bales. Bathurst Park is a technically difficult park with lots of MTB trails and dense forest and the course is actually longer than 3.5 km (because you can never "fly like a crow" between the controls). 

    There will be virtual courses for both:

     ADVANCED Bathurst Earl Bales 20210818 PXAC

     BEGINNER Bathurst Earl Bales 20210818 BEGINNER PXAC

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    Monarch Park

    Aug 11th - 17th

    The course is a Sore-O course with 20 controls having pt values 2, 4 and 6. You will have to navigate Monarch Park and the surrounding streets to find familiar objects.

    There is NO virtual course.

     

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    Humber Bay Park

    Aug 4th - 10th

    A new map at scenic Humber Bay Park. Take in views of the skyline, watch the butterflies and birds and be refreshed by the cool breeze coming off the lake. This park consists of two peninsulas jutting out into Lake Ontario, split by Mimico Creek with plenty of sandy shoreline to explore.
     
    There will be a beginners 2km point to point course consisting of 9 controls, as well as a longer "advanced" Score-O course with 20 controls, covering more of the park.
     
    GPS courses are available for both on MapRun.
     
    Close to the start/finish you can reflect at the Air India memorial, commemorating the victims of the largest mass killing in Canadian history.
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    2021 Walker Woods Adventure

    Jul 29th - Oct 1st

    While there is a break in the weekly series we have a new multi-sport GPS course for TOC members out at Walker Woods Forest starting this week! Get out your mountain bike AND running shoes this time around!  A great outing this long weekend!

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    2021 Beginner Clinic - Earl Bales Park

    Jul 23rd

    Interested in orienteering but don’t know where, or how, to start? Come on out to our next Beginner Clinic at Earl Bales 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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    Earl Bales Park

    Jul 21st - 27th

    This week's course is a pt to pt course consisting of 15 controls. If you're a beginner you should probably only do controls: 1 to 6, then 8, 11, and 10.

    There is NO virtual course this week.

     

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    E T Seton Park

    Jul 14th - 20th

    There will be a BEGINNER pt to pt course with 8 controls that you must find in order, length 2.3 km (as the crow flies).

    There will also be a more advanced SCORE-O course with 23 controls that you can find in any order. These controls have pt values of 10 to 50 pts. If you find ALL of them you score 500 pts.

    There WILL also be corresponding virtual courses.

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    Ramsden Park

    Jul 7th - 13th

    Hosted by the UKR Orienteering Club. Start: across the street from Rosedale subway. There is a small amount of free* 1 hour parking immediately northwest of control 34.

    The course is a Score-O with 30 controls of equal value. It uses a highly detailed (1:2500) map of a small, dense urban environment. You should be able to do this course in less than 45 mins. Please respect Private Property!

    This is an entirely VIRTUAL course with no ribbons. Note: there is NEW staircase construction in the south end of the map area which impacts control number 25; but the GPS punch works properly as its coordinates are correct

    In MapRun6 the course is called: 

    “RamsdenParkScoreOrev PXAS ScoreN45”.

    You can also download the detailed map of the course to help you with your navigation.

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    Serena Gundy Park

    Jun 30th - Jul 6th

    The course is from the 2018 Schools Orienteering meet. The start (as you'll see from the map) is in the large open area of Serena Gundy park. It's a Score-O with 30 controls, having pt values from 10 to 50. As with all Score-Os, you can find the controls in any order. At the Schools Meet, there was a time limit of 1 hr to find as many controls as possible. In the download folder is the winning course - all controls found in 1 hour. See if you can do as well.

    Some small trails (esp mountain bike) are different from what the map shows.

    There is no virtual course.

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    2021 Beginner Clinic - High Park

    Jun 25th

    Interested in orienteering but don’t know where, or how, to start? Come on out to our next Beginner Clinic at High 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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    High Park

    Jun 23rd - 29th

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

    There will be a BEGINNER pt to pt course with 9 controls that you must find in order.There will also be a more advanced SCORE-O course with 17 controls to find. These controls have pt values of 10 to 50 pts. If you find ALL of them you score 400 pts.

    There WILL also be a virtual course.

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    Taylor Creek Park

    Jun 16th - 22nd

    The start is at the parking lot off HALDON AVE.

    This is 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 course is a Score-O (which means you can find the controls in any order). They have pt values from 0 to 100 depending on how hard they are to find.

    There is also a virtual course available.

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    Warden Woods Park

    Jun 9th - 15th

    Follow the directions CAREFULLY to find the start. This is a technically difficult park so beginners should be careful. Also the mosquitoes may be out in force.

    There will be a SHORT and a LONG pt to pt course. Both courses will first take you up the east side of the creek, cross over on St Clair Ave, and then back down the west side. If you have difficulty with the first part, or if it's getting dark, then you shouldn't cross over to do the return leg, rather re-trace your steps using the paved path on the east side and return to the start.

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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. There are 2 VIRTUAL sprint courses. That means NO ribbons, you use the MAPRUN6 app on your phone, and you can download detailed maps of the courses from the standard place.

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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. 

    There will be 3 Pt to Pt courses which means you have to find the controls in order:

    1. An "advanced" with 14 controls and a "distance" (as the crow flies between controls - so your distance will be longer) of 4.4 km.
    2. A "sprint" with 12 controls and a "distance" of 3 km.
    3. And, what the course setter Ian calls a "bridge tour". This course takes you throughout the whole park and has a "distance" (as the crow flies) of 6.5 km. There are NO markers at the control pts - so use the map to take yourself on a guided tour of this interesting park.

    There is NO virtual course.

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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!

    The courses are marked with PINK ribbons.

    There will be a Beginner pt to pt course with 7 controls that you must find in order. There will also be a more advanced SCORE-O course with 20 controls to find. These controls have pt values of 10, 20 and 30 pts. If you find ALL of them you score 350 pts.

    There is NO virtual course.

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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! There will be a BEGINNER pt to pt course with 9 controls that you must find in order.There will also be a more advanced SCORE-O course with 20 controls to find. These controls have pt values of 10, 20 and 30 pts. If you find ALL of them you score 320 pts. Some areas have beautiful Trillium beds, especially at controls 28 and 29. Please be careful not to disturb them. There will NOT be a virtual course.