Coldest Night Walk

For more information contact Robert Hurkmans.

Coldest Night Walk Registration

Instructions on how to register are at the bottom of the page.

It's cold out there!

On February 23 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. St. Paul's is gathering a team for the Coldest Night of the Year outreach.  When we walk through the cold and dark on February 23, 2019, we declare our concern for people who have no home and take shelter in nooks and crannies.

We walk for those whose days are a battle to house and feed their families, and whose nights are filled with fear and frustration.
We walk for those driven from home by violence and abuse. And we walk for people overwhelmed by isolation, guilt and despair.
We walk humbly, realizing that anyone can lose their footing and then lose everything else.

Together, we will be learning about and raising funds for Yonge Street Mission, a nearby organization that serves the hungry, homeless, and hurting. Since 1896, Yonge Street Mission has been reaching out to meet the needs of people living in poverty in Toronto including families, seniors, socially isolated adults and street-involved youth and children. 


All ages are welcome to this walk, with downtown routes that are 2, 5, and 10 km long. Anyone 11 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the walk. There is a minimum $25 participation fee for walkers age 11 and over. Early bird registration is $25 until February 19. After February 19, the registration fee is $40. However, if cost is a barrier to participating, please let us know by clicking on the subsidy box in the form.

We will meet at 4:30 p.m. at 379 Victoria St., Kerr Hall Gym, Ryerson University and check in as a group.

We will send you a confirmation email along with the waiver to complete. A waiver must be completed for each participant walking.


Perhaps you would prefer to volunteer as a site host? St. Paul’s is also opening its doors to the 5 km and 10 km walkers, as an official rest stop. If you would like to help at St. Paul’s itself, please indicate on the form.

For more information, contact Robert Hurkmans.

To register, 1) Fill out the Coldest Walk Registration Form to the right. 2) After you click "Submit," on the form, click the button below to pay the $25 early bird participation fee. Choose "Coldest Night Walk" from the "Giving Type" drop-down menu. After February 19, the participation fee increases to $40. If you requested a subsidy to offset the cost, you do not need to click on the button below.