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Eastern Swansea: Country in the City

August 27 @ 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Come explore the eastern part of the former village of Swansea, once an isolated area and summer escape from Toronto. Learn about the distinct history of this piece of “country in the city,” including stories of how Catfish Pond got its name, why Swansea resisted annexation to Toronto, and why—despite not being under prohibition—you couldn’t get a drink south of Bloor until the 1990s.

Start Point: Runnymede Library (2178 Bloor Street West)
End Point: Queensway and Ellis Avenue
Cost: $10 donation suggested

 

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Date:
August 27
Time:
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Website:
http://heritagetoronto.org

Organizer

Heritage Toronto
Phone:
416-338-0684
Email:
email@heritagetoronto.org
Website:
heritagetoronto.org

Venue

Runnymede: Toronto Public Library
2178 Bloor Street West
Toronto , ON M6S 1M8 Canada
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Phone:
416-393-7697