Elder homeless men walk 15km a day, on average, to access supports
vital to their health and wellbeing.
How far will you go to help?
Walk, hike, run or bike this Walktober.
Any distance. Any day.
Haven Toronto invites you to Walktober, a virtual walk in support of elder homeless men.
During the month of October, walk, hike, run or bike, any day, any distance. Set a goal and challenge yourself. Invite family and friends to join your team or support you with a donation towards your goal.
Proceeds help reduce barriers – and steps – to accessing programs and supports vital to the health and wellbeing of elder homeless men, including health care, housing and food security.
Fitbit Sense Smartwatch,
Apple Watch SE,
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4
$400 Best Buy gift card
$400 team dinner at a Recipe restaurant including The Keg,
The Bier Markt
receive a free gift and
the Top Dog wins a
$50 gift card
PRIZES & RAFFLES
The first 100 participants to register receive free admission to the Bata Shoe Museum. Raffle prizes include:
Admission for 4 to Ripley's Aquarium of Canada
Admission for 4 to the Hockey Hall of Fame
Admission for 4 to the AGO
Admission for 4 to the
Bata Shoe Museum
TEN TOP HIKES IN ONTARIO
It’s time to recharge, and any one of these ten top hikes in Ontario will do just that. Rated by AllTrails as Easy to Moderate, you can walk, hike, run or bike these trails during Walktober and experience millions of years of history, natural beauty, and romantic legends. Full article here
87% of Canadians have a park or green space close to their home. One popular space on the edge of downtown Toronto is Tommy Thompson Park, home to the Leslie Street Spit trail. AllTrails says the 12.4km trail is ideal for biking and walking and offers incredible views of the city skyline.Go to link
There’s more than one place in Ontario to go behind the falls. Sorry Niagara. Bridal Veil Falls on Manitoulin Island includes a path behind the falls. AllTrails users suggest bringing water shoes on this Easy 1.1km hike. You can also bring your dog.Go to link
One of many trails in Ontario with nearby camping, Sauble Trail, adjacent to Sauble Falls Provincial Park, used to power a timber mill and generating station. Today you can use it to power down. AllTrails says this is an Easy 2.6km hike.Go to link
Beaver sightings along Beaver Pond Trail in Algonquin Park are no surprise. But don’t be surprised if you also see moose, deer & waterfowl. If you want to reduce the odds of seeing wildlife bring a dog; the 1.5km trail, rated Easy by AllTrails, is dog-friendly.Go to link
The Bruce Trail is ‘the’ trail in Ontario. It starts on the Bruce Peninsula, hence the name, with some of the best views from the 5.3km Lion’s Head Lookout. Enjoy turquoise waters & 200' cliffs. Rated Moderate by AllTrails, users suggest bringing walking sticks.Go to link
You are invited. On Saturday, October 15th at 10 a.m., Haven Toronto's team is gathering at the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre for an easy hike at the Rouge National Urban Park. It's here where we'll host Walktoberfest, a 7 to 10 minute live-streamed event.
During Walktoberfest, we will announce some of the raffle winners following which we will hike the Rouge River Vista Trail. AllTrails says it is an Easy 2.6 km hike.
Map to Rouge National Urban Park.
Map of AllTrails Rouge River Vista Trail.
Share the fun. When you Walktober, share photos on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook,
tag us @haventorontoCA and use the hashtag #Walktober.
*Prizes not exactly as shown. See raffle rules. Rules may change without notice.