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June 2017

Another View of the Ward

June 25 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Holy Trinity Church, 19 Trinity Square
Toronto, ON Canada
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Discover this lost neighbourhood, once regarded as a sink of poverty, disease, crime, and vice. This harsh reputation, fueled by racism, led local politicians to raze much of the area to make way for a new City Hall and other institutional buildings. Hear the other side of the story and learn about a vibrant neighbourhood and the compelling experiences of those living and working in The Ward. Start Point: Holy Trinity Church (19 Trinity Square) End Point: Same Cost: $20…

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True North, Strong and Free: Canadian Citizenship in Toronto

June 29 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Nathan Philips Square, Toronto, Canada + Google Map

Discover the meaning of Canadian citizenship on this tour of downtown Toronto. The walk features engaging stories about key symbols of Canadian identity and notable figures who shaped Toronto’s diversity and built the country we know today. Each participant will receive a free copy of Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship study guide. Start Point: Nathan Phillips Square (100 Queen Street West) End Point: Queen’s Park (111 Wellesley Street West) Cost: Free   Program Sponsor: Media Sponsor: Tour…

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July 2017

True North, Strong and Free: Canadian Citizenship in Toronto

July 1 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Nathan Philips Square, Toronto, Canada + Google Map

Discover the meaning of Canadian citizenship on this tour of downtown Toronto. The walk features engaging stories about key symbols of Canadian identity and notable figures who shaped Toronto’s diversity and built the country we know today. Start Point: Nathan Phillips Square (100 Queen Street West) End Point: Queen’s Park (111 Wellesley Street West) Cost: Free   Program Sponsor: Media Sponsor: Tour Partner:

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True North, Strong and Free: Canadian Citizenship in Toronto

July 1 @ 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Nathan Philips Square, Toronto, Canada + Google Map

Discover the meaning of Canadian citizenship on this tour of downtown Toronto. The walk features engaging stories about key symbols of Canadian identity and notable figures who shaped Toronto’s diversity and built the country we know today. Start Point: Nathan Phillips Square (100 Queen Street West) End Point: Queen’s Park (111 Wellesley Street West) Cost: Free   Program Sponsor: Media Sponsor: Tour Partner:

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Downtown George Brown

July 2 @ 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
St. Lawrence Hall, 157 King Street East
Toronto, M5C1G9 Canada
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Celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary with us by exploring the life of George Brown, a Father of Confederation and the founder of The Globe and Mail. Learn about this complicated figure, an abolitionist, anti-union politician, and newspaper owner murdered by a disgruntled employee; and his impacts on our city and nation. This tour will highlight sites associated with Brown, including an interior visit of his residence, George Brown House, presented in partnership with the Ontario Heritage Trust. Start Point: St. Lawrence…

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Cabbagetown: View from the Valley

July 6 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Wellesley Park, 500 Wellesley Street East
Toronto, ON Canada
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Discover the layered history of Cabbagetown, named for the vegetable grown by its Irish settlers. Learn about this neighbourhood's development: its aboriginal use; its location as the summer home of John Graves Simcoe, Upper Canada's first Lieutenant Governor; and its later industrialization by companies such as the Peter R. Lamb and Co. Factory, which brought prosperity but also increased pollution. Start Point: Wellesley Park (500 Wellesley Street East) End Point: Riverdale Park (nearest interesection: Carleton & Sumach) Cost: $10 donation…

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Uncovering Riverside

July 8 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Dark Horse Espresso, 630 Queen St. East
Toronto, ON M4M 1G3 Canada
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Come explore the Riverside neighbourhood with its Victorian and Edwardian homes, tree-lined streets, and quickly gentrifying streetscapes. Hear interesting stories of the Riverside Bridge, The Broadview Hotel, the world-famous De Grassi Street, and more. Learn about the area's connection to Canadian Tire and the Toronto Maple Leafs, and exciting plans for the neighbourhood. Start Point: Dark Horse Espresso Bar (630 Queen Street East) End Point: Ralph Thornton Centre (765 Queen Street East) Cost: $10 donation suggested   Program Sponsor: Media…

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Rail Heritage in the Junction Triangle

July 8 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
West Toronto Railpath, Cariboo Avenue entrance, 25 Cariboo Avenue
Toronto, ON M6P 3T7 Canada
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Join Heritage Toronto, Councillor Ana Bailão, and the Friends of the West Toronto Railpath for the presentation of two plaques on rail heritage in the Junction Triangle. Weston Road and Junction Road bridge looking northwest, 1920City of Toronto Archives   One of the plaques focuses on a beloved, and newly renovated neighbourhood landmark: the Wallace Street Footbridge. The other tells the history of the West Toronto Railway Diamonds and one of the busiest industrial crossroad in Toronto.…

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Guild Park: Where Art Meets Nature

July 9 @ 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
201 Guildwood Parkway, 201 Guildwood Parkway
Toronto, ON Canada
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Discover the legacy of "The Guild of All Arts", the only artists' community in Canada during the Depression. This walk will explore the history of Guild Park, the natural beauty of the Scarborough Bluffs, and the new Monument Walk — a path through specially commissioned sculptures and architectural fragments from historic Toronto buildings. Start Point: 201 Guildwood Parkway (front gates of Guild Park) End Point: Same Cost: $10 donation suggested   Program Sponsor: Media Sponsor: Tour Sponsor:

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MomenTO: Toronto’s Heritage of Innovation – Healthcare and Medicine

July 11 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
MaRS Discovery District, 101 College Street
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Hospital Archives, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto Toronto's Discovery District takes its name from the multitude of healthcare discoveries made in the area's hospitals and at the nearby University of Toronto. David Wright, Canada Research Chair in the History of Health Policy and author of the Heritage Toronto Award nominated book Sick Kids: The History of the Hospital for Sick Children, will speak on those discoveries, and will explore how and why they happened here…

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