The City of Toronto publishes a number of free maps - especially to show various scenic walking routes throughout the city. The smaller maps are called "Discovery Walks" and one of them depicts the walking trail along Burke Creek. The walk begins at a middle school in the upper middle class suburb of Forest Hill. It was a lovely warm autumn day when I decided to explore this route. I rode the subway north up Yonge Street to the Lawrence Subway Station and then walked the three blocks south to the street that gave me best access to the trail head. In order to reach the trail I had to walk along the school's driveway and through the staff parking lot to where the 'Discovery Walk' commenced. Three girls of middle school age were sitting in the sunshine on the school lawn and one of them called out to me, "Are you an explorer?" I said, "Yes!" with a grin. The same girl called back, "Can we have your autograph then?" I laughed and walked on.
Returning to the walk on the following day meant some scrambling on my part to pick up the trail - the connection to and from the higher roadway had not been completed.
I descended the steep bank and found myself where Burke Creek flowed into the West Don River in Sunnybrook Park which is a part of the larger Don River Valley park system. The northern part of Sunnybrook Park consists of large sports playing fields and, to the south of that (where the path that I was following ended) there are two stables.
One is where the Toronto Police Mounted Division stable their horses and, next to it, is a public riding stable and the place where city residents can stable their ponies.