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Pride Walks Part 1: Discovering Toronto’s LGBTQ Heritage – Church-Wellesley Village
June 18, 2016 @ 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
For much of the past 70 years, Yonge and Church Streets south of Bloor and the surrounding area have led a secret life: these neighbourhoods were home to the bars, clubs and baths that constituted what mainstream society thought of as “the twilight world of the homosexual.” Join archivists and historians from the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA) on a walk through Toronto’s queer past and follow the footsteps of activists who struggled to find a public space they could call their own.
Part One: In Church-Wellesley Village we visit some of the historical points that have made Toronto’s gay village a centre of LGBTQ celebration and struggle.
Co-Presented with the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA)
Start Point: AIDS Memorial at Barbara Hall Park (519 Church Street)
End Point: CLGA (34 Isabella Street)
Cost: $20 – spaces are limited