AGM and sign-up September 15th
How to renew your membership
Paying by Credit Card on Mailed-In Applications
Applications for New Membership
NTSC's Start-Out Social!
New Info Line Phone
Sensible Social Cycling
Mountain biking
Social Golf
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Hello Greetings! this is our update for the week of September 5th.


"Members Only" section of Web Site Unavailable until November   


The Members Only section of the web site will be unavailable from now until mid-to-late November for maintenance in preparation for the upcoming season.


We will announce when it is available and new passwords will be emailed to you in late November, as usual.







Reminder: Annual General Meeting and Returning Members Sign-up - Thursday, September 15th



The NTSC Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Thursday, September 15th at Whistler's, 995 Broadview Ave.


A copy of the agenda is available in the members' only section of the NTSC web site


Last year's membership fee of $145 is expected to be unchanged, subject to ratification by the membership at the September Annual General Meeting.   


This meeting will be open to NTSC members only. Please be sure to bring your membership card with you.


Guests are most welcome to attend and socialize after the AGM concludes.  


A Returning Members renewal sign up will take place following adjournment of the AGM and renewals will be accepted up until 10:00 p.m. 



How to renew your membership             

The application form, is posted on the web site. 


The application form is fillable on-line. Once you have completed the form, please print off a hard copy and:        


  1. You may mail it in to the clubhouse to arrive by no later than Tuesday, September 13th. Mailing it in is one of the key benefits of membership.  
  2. You may bring your renewal application to the AGM on September 15th and submit it after the meeting is over.

Once the renewal sign-up session ends at 10:00 pm following the AGM, the members' first right of renewal ends. The remaining memberships become available on a first come, first served basis.


You may still join after the AGM. Unfortunately, you will have to line up like everyone else at New Members' Signup two days later on Saturday, September 17th.


New This Year: Paying by Credit Card on Mailed-In Applications             


This year we've added a wrinkle for your convenience. You may now pay by credit card on your mailed-in renewal application.


How to Pay by Credit Card

There is a section in the top right hand corner of the application form marked "Office Use Only":

  1. Print your Visa or MasterCard credit card number on the appropriate line. (Sorry, but we don't accept Amex). We have to be able to read the numbers, so please print legibly.
  2. Print the expiry date of the credit card on the line titled" Cash"  (E.G. Exp 09/12)
  3. Sign the line titled "Authorized Signature"


Applications for New Membership              


NTSC will start accepting applications for new memberships on:

Saturday, September 17th, 10:00 a.m.

Whistlers Restaurant, 995 Broadview Ave., 2nd Floor


Last year's membership fee was $145 and is expected to be unchanged, subject to ratification by the membership at the September Annual General Meeting.    


How do I obtain an application form?  

The application form is now available on the club web site It is fillable on-line. Once you have completed the form, please print off a hard copy and bring it with you to New Member Sign-up Day. Blank Application forms will also be available at New Member Sign-up.  


We do not accept mailed-in new member applications
We apologize for the inconvenience, but we don't accept mailed-in new member applications.

Applications may only be submitted in person or by proxy If for some reason you can't attend on Sign-up Day, the application and payment may be submitted for you by a proxy (friend, relative, spouse, significant other, etc.)

Expect a line-up

New members are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and t
he Club usually sells out New Member Sign-up Day. If you are planning to line up early, Whistler's will be open at 9:00 if you would like to purchase a coffee or breakfast.

Why a line-up?  The simple answer is so we don't exceed our membership cap. We allocate only as many coupons as we have spaces left after our returning member renewal signup period ends. The coupons are distributed (one for each application form) until we hit our cap (i.e. ...... run out of coupons). Old fashioned, perhaps, but it works. Once you have a coupon, you are basically in the club. We'll start the sign-up process at 10:00am promptly, but may start handing out the coupons earlier if it's a really big line up, so you can go inside and grab a seat in the restaurant until 10:00...or if it's cold or raining. 


Bringing along additional applications for a spouse or friend?Ask for one coupon per application.

If you wish to bring along additional applications for a spouse or friend, the applications (maximum 5) will be accepted only if the forms are signed by the applicant(s) and accompanied by payment.


If you bring more than one application please be sure to let the NTSC volunteer handing out the coupons know so you will be given one coupon for each application, up to a maximum of five (5). 

Please complete and sign the application form. If paying by cheque, make your cheque payable to North Toronto Ski Club in full. We also accept Visa and MasterCard.
More information will be included in weekly e-mails and on NTSC's web site over the next few weeks. 

Don't Miss the Boat October 1st for NTSC's Start-Out Social!



All aboard!!! Join NTSC for The S.O.S (Start-Out Social) aboard Cruise Toronto for a memorable experience, as we transport you to a place where delicious cuisine, attentive service and spectacular Toronto Harbour views create an event like no other. Our boat cruise will take you on a 3 hour tour in and around Toronto Harbour and the Island lagoons to give you the best city views possible.     We will be aboard the OBSESSION III, which is a 78' motor yacht with a "skydome-type" retractable roof. The two-deck ship boasts an elegant dining room with scenic windows.

Date: Saturday October 1, 2011
Boarding: 6:30
Price: 40 $
Includes: Dinner and Dance, Cash Bar.

Tickets will be available at the AGM, Thursday September 15, 2011.
Limited spaces available!!!!
     So Don't Miss The Boat On This One!!!    

This Social Has Been Planned By The NTSC SOCIALITES


  New Info Line phone number: 416-481-0007...Please pass it on            


NTSC's info line has a new number. If you know an NTSC member who does not have email or web access, would you please relay this new number to them to help them keep informed about NTSC's weekly activities. Thanks!



  Member Sponsored Events          


NTSC does not organise programs during the off-season. Some of our members do and the events and activities are open to club members and friends alike. Be advised that these activities are organized by individuals and not by "North Toronto Ski Club". 

  Hiking Update:


First fall hike takes place this coming Sunday, September 11th 


Please join us for a day of hiking along the Humber River and into High Park. This is a wonderful hike and not just a walk in the park. The route can vary through the park and the distance that you trek is up to you. There is no need to pack a lunch for this hike, unless you want, since the group will stop at the Grenadier Restaurant for a patio lunch. The hike we end with a stop for refreshments along Bloor Street West. 



Where to meet - Old Mill Subway Station


Meet the group at 9:45am just outside the doors to the Old Mill Subway Station. Parking is available off of Old Mill Road, turn south (right) after passing the Old Mill Inn and Spa, directly below the subway bridge.    


Please contact Steve Donnelly (416) 769-3899 if you require further details.


Club's day hikes schedule - Please check each week

Read here for further details about the club's day hikes schedule and other useful information. Please check it each week as updates will be posted, including carpool locations.


Spaces for the Fall Hiking Weekend at Blue Spruce Resort are disappearing fast!          


Don't be disappointed,  sign up now!  


Hikers are staying in the cabins and suites at the Blue Spruce Resort and hiking in Algonquin and the Limberlost Forest. 


Please direct inquiries to Lesley Austin



  Sensible Social Cycling          



Saturday, September 10, 10:00am, East Don Valley - a tour of City parks

Leader:  Marty Goldberg (416) 895-8909


Meet in the parking lot on the north side of Sheppard Avenue, just west of Leslie.


We'll ride from the top of the East Don Parkland down to Taylor Creek Park at Dawes Road, via Sunnybrook Park. There will be a stop at Edward Gardens and at the riding stables for refreshments. Our ride back will be more direct for a timely return.


This is a leisurely 40 km ride on a combination of paved trails and city side streets. Bring your lunch and plenty of water.


There's free parking and a subway stop near the meeting spot.

Saturday, September 17, 10:00am, Upper Humber River  

Leader:  Dave Carthew  (416) 737-0120 

A new cycle along the excellent, but lesser-known-and-used paved bike trail sections of the two main tributaries of the Humber River in Toronto's north-west. This includes the west branch of the Humber, for its full length with minimal duplication. Unlike the U.S., this area's trails retain a triple-A rating!

Meet at 10:00 in the south parking lot at Eglinton Flats Park, on Emmett Avenue, just west of Jane and north of Eglinton.


From there, we'll bike north along the Humber to the tributary fork split.  We'll follow the river north to Steeles, then along backstreets with a stop at the Humber College Arboretum grounds (bring a snack), then hook up with the start of the river's west branch trail, cycling east to return. Bring plenty of water.

Full "rehydration" at a local pub afterwards.

This is a 41 km ride.



Sunday, September 18, 9:00am, Tour to Mississauga

Leader:  Jane Darragh (416) 789-5489


Meet at 9:00am at the Mississauga Celebration Centre, 300 City Centre Drive (south of City Hall) for this 30 km ride.


This event is organized by the Mississauga Cycling Advisory Committee.  This year, the tour will feature the northeast quadrant of the City.  Highlights include the start/finish, which takes place at renovated Celebration Square and each route contains the newly opened trail through Lester B Pearson Airport.


All interested riders must pre-register for the tour at


Please let Jane Darragh know if you are interested in joining the 30 km ride, which begins at 9:30 a.m. 

Further details, including registration information, please visit: or call Jane.



Checking a Trip Status via Twitter

 If the weather forecast is uncertain and you're not sure if the scheduled ride is a "go", we will post a trip status update by 8:00 a.m. at  You can also get Twitter updates on your cell phone by sending a text message:  Follow @NTSCcycleGTA to 21212 and follow the instructions on your phone.

 Sensible Social Cycling 2011 Schedule


  Mountain biking           


Saturday September 10th, 10am - Kelso    


The next ride is Saturday September 10th, 10:00 am at Kelso (Lower parking lot). Kelso is close to the city and has everything you need: tough grinding climbs, thrilling down hills and sweet, flowing single track.


Address: Kelso Conservation Area, 5234 Kelso Road, Milton, ON  


Directions: From Highway 401, take Highway 25 north to Campbellville Road; go west to Tremaine Road. Go south until you reach Kelso Road. Turn right to the park entrance. More Information


Check out the schedule for more details and contact information.  .


  Not-So-Sensible Social Golf             



Sunday, September 11 at Eagles Nest Golf Club *Only a few spots left 

10,000 Dufferin St, Maple, 905-417-2300


This course has been rated one of the finest public courses in Ontario.

- North on Hwy 400

- Exit at Major Mackenzie Drive

- Travel East on Major Mac past Keele St

- Left at Dufferin St (North)

- Eagles Nest is on West side of Dufferin


Tee off: Noon

Cost: Regular rate is $135; our special reduced rate is $110 + HST; Our SUPER SPECIAL deal is $90 + HST includes golf, cart, driving range balls but ONLY if we get 16 people

Book with John Miolla at



Sunday, Sept 18, Westview Golf Club - *Book by Sept 11

1563 Vandorf Side Road, Aurora 905-727-0447 


Tee off: 10:30 am

Cost: Group rate of 16 people is $59 +HST if walking or w/cart $70 + HST

If less than 16 people sign up, the cost will be $69 + $18 w/cart + tax pp 

Join in for après golf at Westview after the game

Book with Donna Reid at   



Click here for complete 2011 Golf Details ..