2011-05-06 43 -79

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Fri 6 May 2011 in 43,-79:
43.6084135, -79.5170109

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A couple kilometres from IKEA. (1475 The Queensway, Etobicoke, ON)


  • srs0 and his mother


There was none! This was a delightfully coincidental and spur of the moment expedition.


Yesterday night, srs0 and his Mother arrived in Toronto. Today was his move in date, and so he got up early to start the day. Upon waking up in the morning, he checked the coordinates, and was disappointed to remember that they were no longer released at 06:30 local time (as they are in Vancouver). Later on, he took a trip out to IKEA. After finishing with IKEA but before leaving, he took out his awesome new phone to check the map for how to get back to his place, and decided to check the geohash on a whim. He didn't expect anything, but it turns out that the geohash was less than 2.5km from the IKEA. How can a geohasher resist something like that?

As such, srs0 and his Mom made the short trip to the geohash. It was in a parking area of an industrial site (Draglam Salt), right beside a parked car. The people in the scale house a short distance away probably gave us some strange looks, but we quickly took a couple pictures in the parking area and headed back.

All told, it was a good introduction to geohashing in Toronto. Hopefully many more expeditions will follow!