AGM and sign-up this Thursday
Driving to AGM? Pottery road may still be closed
How to renew your membership
Applications for New Membership
Kick-off General Social
NTSC's Start-Out Social!
New Info Line Phone
No hike this weekend
Niagara Wineries Tour
Sensible Social Cycling
Mountain biking
Social Golf
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North Toronto Ski Club News

Hello Greetings! this is our update for the week of September 12th.


"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.








Annual General Meeting and Returning Members Sign-up - is this Thursday, September 15th



The NTSC Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at 7:30pm this Thursday, September 15th at Whistler's, 995 Broadview Ave.  


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. 



Driving to AGM? Pottery road may still be closed


If travelling by car to the AGM, at the time of writing, Pottery Road, originally scheduled to re-open in early September, was still under construction between the Bayview Extension and Broadview Avenue and may still be closed.  



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 tomorrow, Tuesday, September 13th.   
  2. You may bring your renewal application to the AGM this Thursday September 15th and submit it after the meeting is over.

Once the Returning Members renewal sign-up session, which immediately followthe AGM, ends at 10:00 pm, 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.


Applications for New Membership              


NTSC will start accepting applications for new memberships on:

Saturday, September 17th, 12:30 a.m.

Whistlers Restaurant, 995 Broadview Ave., 2nd Floor


Last year's membership fee was $145 and is expected to be unchanged.


Application forms   

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 the Club usually sells out on New Member Sign-up Day. Some new members have been known to arrive as early as 8:30am to ensure that they get in.

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

We will distribute only as many coupons as we have spaces left. The coupons are distributed (one for each application form) until we hit our cap.
 We'll start handing out the coupons at 9:00 am, so you can go inside and have a seat in the restaurant until 10:00AM when the sign-up process starts. 

You will be in and out before you know it as we have lots of volunteers to process you quickly..

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.


CHARTERS ALERT!! Welcome to the 2011-2012 season!   


Tremblant Keener weekend trip and Salt Lake City New Year's week long trip go on sale September 15!  


December 16 - 18   Keener | Tremblant, QC
$359 Alpine only


December 27 - January 3   The New Year's Week | Salt lake City, UT $1770 Alpine Only   Come out to the AGM on September 15 to get the prices and details about our great trip line up.      ALL other trips go on sale at the Charters Night on Thursday, October 13.


Kick-off General Social - it's gonna be shakin' on Thursday, Sept 29                 


Our first fall General Social, Martini Night: Shaken' not Stirred, will be held on Thursday, September 29th at 6 Degrees, 2335 Yonge St., 416-486-9666


Join us for fabulous martinis at this top venue.


New members, this is a great opportunity to get out and meet your fellow members in an informal, laid back atmosphere. Find out why your new Club has such a great rep that 6 Degrees will be opening just for us!


Guests are always welcome.

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, this Thursday, September 15, 2011, and at New Members Sign-Up this Saturday, September 17th. 
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: No fall hike this coming weekend   


There will not be a hike the weekend of September 17/18. Details about the next fall hike will be posted in next week's email and web site announcements.    

Spaces for the Fall Hiking Weekend at Blue Spruce Resort are disappearing fast! Only 8 left!


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.   


Mail the trip application form to arrive at the Clubhouse by no later than this Wednesday, or you may sign up for the trip at the Nordic desk after the AGM this Thursday. Any remaining spots will be made available at New Members Signup this coming Saturday, September 17th  


Please direct inquiries to Lesley Austin



  Niagara Wineries Tour, Casino and Dancing Party Trip Saturday September 24th, 2011    


This amazing $75 per person cost includes:

  • A visit to three different wineries with tour and wine tasting included at each stop.
  • Visit Niagara Fallsview Casino for a date with lady luck or check out Falls/City attractions
  • Party and dance at a Niagara Falls bar
  • Deluxe Highway Coach Transportation and drivers tip
  • All taxes


  • Departure from The Miller Tavern (Yonge/York Mills) at 11:30 am (exact time TBC + a west end pick-up location TBA)
  • Tours and Tasting at three Niagara wineries for the afternoon
  • Arrive at Fallsview Casino in Niagara approx. 6:30 pm
  • Play, Dine (at your choice & cost) or Tour the city
  • Depart Casino around 9:00 pm to continue the party at the dance bar till midnight.
  • Arrive back at The Jolly Miller approx. 1:30 am

To book your spot or for further information:

Call Eubert: 416-315-3242 or e-mail:


Don't delay - seats are reserved on a 'first pay' basis

The bus will fill up fast....seats are reserved on a 'first pay' don't delay in signing up!



  Sensible Social Cycling          


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.



Sunday, September 25  9:00, Guelph Ride

Leader:  Bonnie Cook (416) 655-3857


Meet at Centennial Arena parking lot on College Avenue West in Guelph.  To get there, take the 401 west to Hwy 6 north (exit 295).  Take Hwy 6 north to College Avenue West.  Turn right onto College Avenue West.  Take the first left into Centennial Arena.  Follow the driveway on the left as it curves around a school property, past portable classrooms, to a parking lot around the back.  There are washroom facilities at the meeting point. 


This is a 47 km ride with a few rolling hills.  The road surface is partly crushed gravel and partly pavement. 


Be sure to pack a lunch, as there's nowhere to buy one en route.


End of Season Get-Together

Stay tuned for future up-dates and details about the Sensible Social Cycling end of season get-together!


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 17th,   11:00 am,Three Stages (Collingwood)     


This is an exploratory ride. It's been a few years since the mountain bikers been there, so we'll be taking it easy. Let me know at if you plan to join us and I'll keep you updated on the plans.


Three Stages Directions:

To get to Three Stages from Collingwood, follow Grey rd. 19 until it starts to climb up the escarpment. As it goes up the hill, watch for where the Bruce trail comes out of the forest on the right. At this point there is an unmarked road on your left. Take this road to the left until the end, where there is parking. The great riding is just further down the old road about a km.


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


  Not-So-Sensible Social Golf             



Sunday, Sept 18, Westview Golf Club - *Book by Sept 13

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   




Sunday, Sept 25 at Glen Cedars Golf Club,  *Book by this Sunday, Sept 18

230-7th Concession east of York Durham Town Line,Claremont 905-427-7737 ext 423 


Tee off: Noon

Cost: $65 + $19.25 w/cart (includes HST). Cart price can be taken as a single if other 3 are walking

Après golf: Join us at Glen Cedars after the game

Book with Ken Birse at:  


   Click here for complete 2011 Golf Details .