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We are an informal group of walkers dedicated to walking for fitness and pleasure, training to achieve our individual goals and enjoying the companionship and inspiration of like-minded women (and a few good men).

We are serious about our walking but equally serious about laughing, talking and eating breakfast. Many of us started as JeansMarines and carry on Jean’s tradition of caring for and encouraging each other.

We are inclusive and welcome the occasional runner but our emphasis is on walking – whether strictly for pleasure or to better your half or full marathon time. We are all ages, all sizes and all degrees of fitness but we share the belief, that with time, training and tenacity, we can walk the distance, step by step.

To get in touch with us,  send an email to: torontopowerwalkers@gmail.com 

And a big thank you to our Sponsor – Harbord House!

Where We Meet

We walk at varying paces for varying distances according to our training plans, the weather, and personal goals.

Tuesdays

We usually meet the ‘mailbox’ at Rowanwood and Cluny in Rosedale @6:30pm.

In the spring/summer for a few weeks, we do hill training at Sherwood Park (Sherwood Ave, east of Mt. Pleasant).  Check the TPW Calendar  for the most up to date details on where we are.

Saturdays

We meet at 8:30am @ Mt Pleasant Cemetery, just inside the Yonge Street gates (November to early May)

We meet at 7:00am and 8:00am at the Grenadier Restaurant in High Park (Early May to late October)

Check the TPW Calendar for this week’s distances.

Come and join us!

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Contact

This is the best way to reach us!   Send us an email describing your questions, concerns etc and someone will get back to you soon.

If you want to know where we meet and when, check out Where We Meet on this webpage.