I took my brother (novice) down the section from South Bank to the Almont take out two weeks ago. I believe this is the Lower Taylor section.
There were alot of weirs in there, I think the CRC refers to them as fishing modifications or the like. The weirs were class II+ type pool drops. I was surprised a couple were rather high for a novice, but not bad. He did swim a couple. There is alot of marked private property in there, but no one hassled us.
Also, IMO weirs, in general, can swamp a open canoe easy, so be prepared to bail water or have floation rigged. But, I am not an expert canoist, and some may find that exciting.
If you put in lower at Five Mile, you miss the majority of what is mentioned above, and it's a shorter run. The water is only cold if you swim.
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