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Saturday, May 18 – 1:30 PM
EXHIBITION PLACE AND THE BATTLE OF YORK, 1813
April 27, 1813 was a traumatic day in Toronto’s history. Over 2,000
American soldiers landed just west of present-day Exhibition
Place. By 2:00 pm the battle was over and they had control of
the town. Walk the route taken by the Americans as they
advanced on Fort York and hear about the skirmishes and some
of the new research discoveries about the battle.
LEADERS: Steve Collie (in English), Chinese Canadian National Council – Toronto Chapter (in Mandarin), Lisette Mallet (in French), with Exhibition Place Archives
START POINT: Dufferin Gate, Exhibition Place (Dufferin St, S of Gardiner Expressway and TTC stop)
FINISH POINT: General Services Building, 2 Manitoba Dr, E end of Exhibition Place
LENGTH: Approx. 2 hours
DIFFICULTY: Pavement, park grounds
This tour will also be presented on July 19.