Geography Public Transit Trek

A full day of urban exploration

In December, the Grade 9 Geography classes left Hamilton District Christian High at 9 AM in the morning on foot to begin their public transit trek to our provincial capital, Toronto. The entire trek totalled just under 170 kms.

Boarding a Hamilton city bus on Glancaster Drive, Ancaster, the classes travelled to downtown Hamilton. From here they boarded a GoBus to Union Station and from Union took the subway up to Queen’s Park. From Queen’s Park the classes walked to Kensington Market to complete an urban focused digital challenge.

Together the classes walked towards Nathan’s Phillip Square observing the unique architecture until they reached Old and New City Hall as well as into the central business district.

Along the way, lunches were handed out to those in need and through the Eaton’s Centre. Students could take the underground PATH back down to Union Station where they boarded the GOTrain home. It was a full day of urban exploration on so many different types of public transportation and the chance to walk together too.