Saturday, October 7th, 2023 | 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Where We Will Meet
Darkhorse Espresso Bar on Spadina
Where The Walk Will End
Last Tempation Bar
About This Walk
We will spend the afternoon in Toronto’s Chinatown and Kensington Market, taking photos of the vibrant and lively people, places and urban environment.
Our walk will start on Spadina at the Darkhorse Cafe, we’ll walk north up Spadina to College, then return south on Spadina and make our way to Kensington Market. It will be right in the afternoon, and sure to be buzzing with activity.
Any level of photographer is welcome, and you can bring whatever camera you wish for the walk (iPhone, DSLR, film (!), whatever).
I am a passionate street photographer who loves to capture authentic human moments, urban architecture, and life in our incredible city.
I am pleased to participate in this event, as this photo walk also supports an important cause. The hope is that we raise money to support The Worldwide Photo Walk supports The Springs Of Hope Kenya Orphanage, an organization that feeds, houses, educates and empowers young orphans. Although registration is free, please consider kindly donating to the amazing cause by following the “Donate” link on this website.
Our walk will end at El Ray bar in Kensington at around 4:30 PM, at which point we’ll have the opportunity to grab a drink, share our photos, and talk photography.
Please note that everyone must cover their own food and drinks.
P.S. Don’t forget to enter your photograph to the contest for a chance to win prizes, which have been generously donated by the event sponsors!
Our Gathering PointsOctober 6th, 2023
To make sure nobody gets lost or loses the group, I have designated a couple of gathering points for us during our walk.
Gathering Point #1: Rol San Restaurant on Spadina at 2:40 PM
Gathering Point #2: Bellevue Square Park at 5 Bellevue Avenue in Kensington at 3:30 PM
Gathering Point #3: Last Temptation at 12 Kensington Avenue at 4:30 PM. (Our final stop).
Here is a link to these spots on a Google Map, for reference.
Don’t forget to donate if you are able, get your batteries charged up and see you tomorrow!
UodateOctober 6th, 2023
One change to the program tomorrow: we will be concluding our walk at The Last Temptation instead of El Ray. It’s just a couple of doors north of El Ray.
See you all tomorrow at 2 PM at Dark Horse Cafe on Spadina. A few notes for tomorrow:
The weather looks like it won’t be all that bad. Keeping my fingers crossed that rain won’t be too bad.
Make sure to wear comfortable shoes as we will be walking for some time.
Bring water to stay hydrated.
There will be a lot of opportunities to grab snacks and treats along the way, it’s one of the benefits of walking around Chinatown and Kensington Market.
If you have any questions please reach out!
Tomorrow I will be wearing a New York Yankees cap (don’t hold it against me), and I’ll be standing outside Dark Horse Cafe at 2.
See you all tomorrow!
October 3 – UpdateOctober 3rd, 2023
Thank you all for registering for the walk on Saturday. It’s looking like the temperature will be dropping a bit, but fingers crossed that it won’t be raining heavily. In any case, the walk will be on rain or shine, so I hope to see you there.
A few things I’d like to say as we’re a few days out now.
2 PM – We’ll start with quick introductions and give everyone an opportunity to ask any questions
2:15 PM – We’ll head north on Spadina until we get to College Street. Then we’ll head back down south to Nassau Street.
3:00 PM – We’ll explore Kensington Market. We will have an hour and a half in this neighbourhood.
4:30 PM – We’ll end the walk at El Ray. I am hoping we can all chat and reflect on the walk, show one another or photos and hang out at the bar for a while.
Everyone is encourage to enjoy the walk in whichever way they feel most comfortable.
This is a walk that I do quite frequently, and I will be happy to talk about street photography, or what I love about the neighbourhood (and Toronto in general!). Don’t be shy, ask me questions! It’s fine if you want to walk together the entire time as a group. It’s also perfectly fine if you prefer to drift off and only stay loosely connected.
The point is to have fun and enjoy the day with other photographers for a good cause.
If anyone has any suggestions or recommendations in advance of Saturday, please post them here. I would love to hear them.
If you are able to donate, please do so. At the end of the day, this Worldwide Photo Walk has been created to support a very worthwhile cause, and your contribution will go along way to help.
Thank you in advance if you are able to do this. The link to donate is on the website.
There is a fun photo contest that is part of the walk (in case you didn’t know about it already).
You do not have to enter, but if you do, there are some great prizes to be won from our sponsors.
Here is the FAQ for the contest:
In order for all walkers to have the same opportunities to capture images during the walk, the following rules must be followed:
You may only submit one photo
Collages aren’t allowed, as they are technically more than one photo. But, the following editing is allowed (but not required):
Contrast & saturation adjustments.
Color to B&W transitions.
Removal of distracting elements.
Creation of HDR & Panoramas.
Use of Plug-ins such as ON1, Boris FX, etc.
Photos must be taken during the walk (not before or after)
Look forward to meeting you all. See you Saturday at 2!