I'm really looking forward to the BT700 and also to meet some fellow bikepackers in the area. I'm in Aurora at the moment and often end up doing some overnighters in the York/Durham/King/Albion/Caledon region. If anyone is looking for a riding partner to explore the region don't hesitate.
If you're interested, I'm doing an overnighter on Thurs/Fri June 6/7 with a few friends in preparation for the BT700. We'll be taking the GO train out to Pickering, riding up to Sibbald Point on Lake Simcoe via a variety of singletrack, rail trail, and gravel road. Back to Pickering the next day on a different route hitting a bunch of new trails. Let me know if you're free at that time and I'll loop you in on the email conversation.
My apologies... I missed your message on the forum. If you are planning anything else, let me know and I will be checking this forum regularly until the BT700. It's just nice to head out with 1+N once in awhile... I would have enjoyed the ride for sure as the east end has some great areas to explore.