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May 2018

Creating Toronto: The Story of a City

May 3 @ 6:30 PM

Illustration by Daniel Rotsztain (2017) Thursday, May 3, 6:30PM Walk through the history of Toronto as we explore the hidden gems of the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood, once the Olde Town of Yorke, and connect today’s bustling city with remnants from the past. Provides a great introduction to the city for newcomers, with interesting and little-known stories for those who already call Toronto home. Start Point: South-end of Market Lane Park (149 King Street East) End Point: St. Lawrence Market (93…

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Architecture of a Neighbourhood: Downtown Yonge

May 10 @ 6:30 PM

Thursday, May 10, 6:30 PM Explore the architecture of the neighbourhood that surrounds Toronto's iconic road, Yonge Street, and includes a large university campus, beautiful churches, and numerous parks. Get an in-depth look at the side streets, laneways, and the spaces between to discover a side of the area you haven't seen before. Start Point: Courtyard beside Pogue Mahone's (23 College Street) End Point: Old City Hall (60 Queen Street West) Cost: $10 donation suggested Program Sponsor: Tour Sponsors: Emerging…

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Campus & Cosmos: Toronto’s Astronomical Heritage

May 12 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Munk School of Global Affairs, 315 Bloor Street West
TORONTO, Ontario M5C1G9
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Saturday, May 12, 10:30AM Discover how Toronto became the "centre of the universe" for astronomical research, education, and public outreach over the last 150+ years. Hear stories of the remarkable individuals, organizations, and institutions in our city that contributed to advancing the field worldwide. A math or science background is not needed! Start Point: Munk School of Global Affairs (315 Bloor Street West) End Point: Astronomy & Astrophysics Building (50 St. George Street Cost: $10 donation suggested     Program…

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A Shore Thing: Toronto’s Central Waterfront

May 13 @ 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Courtesy of Toronto Port Authority Archives Sunday, May 13, 1:30PM Take a walk on the water side to learn more about harbour front landmarks like the Toronto Harbour Commission Building, the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, Harbourfront Centre, Ireland Park and Billy Bishop Airport – not to mention several of the park spaces that now dot the water’s edge. Start Point: Toronto Harbour Commission Building (60 Harbour Street) End Point: Little Norway Park (659 Queens Quay West) Cost: $10 donation suggested…

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Good Eats: History of Food & Dining in Toronto

May 17 @ 6:30 PM
Ricarda’s Restaurant, 134 Peter Street
Toronto, Canada
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Thursday, May 17, 6:30PM Explore Toronto's food history, hidden in plain sight, from the early rustic taverns of muddy York to the foundations of baking empires, from opulent department store restaurants to 24-hour diners. Learn how these diverse and iconic locations contributed to the food haven that is Toronto today. Start Point: Ricarda's Restaurant (134 Peter Street) End Point: The Senator Restaurant (249 Victoria Street) Cost: $10 donation suggested     Program Sponsor:              …

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Yonge Street: In the Heart of Music City

May 19 @ 10:30 AM

Photo by Alex Willms (2017) Saturday, May 19, 10:30AM Join us as we explore the rise of a music city in Toronto. From Ronnie Hawkins to Ice-T, Yonge Street grooved to the best in the business for over 50 years. See the sights and enjoy the tunes as we explore the dynamic music scene that was Yonge Street, celebrating its legacy in Canadian music. Start Point: 25 Carlton Street End Point: One Richmond Street West Cost: $10 donation suggested Program…

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Wild Toronto: Walking the Ravine

May 20 @ 10:30 AM
South entrance, on Pleasant Blvd, St Clair Subway Station Canada + Google Map

Photo by Ian Darragh Sunday, May 20, 10:30AM Explore the hidden world of one of Toronto's ravines—its role in providing a refuge for wildlife and biodiversity, and the importance of our wetlands. Learn about the geological history of Toronto and with our final stop at the Evergreen Brick Works, the industrial heritage of the Don Valley. Start Point: St. Clair Subway Station (south entrance, on Pleasant Blvd) End Point: Evergreen Brickworks (550 Bayview Ave) Cost: $10 donation suggested Program Sponsor:…

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Liberty Reclaimed: History of the Village

May 24 @ 6:30 PM
Massey Harris Park, 945 King Street West + Google Map

Photo by Candice McCavitt (2016) Thursday, May 24, 6:30PM Explore the west end’s Liberty Village, one of the fastest-growing condominium and creative districts in the city. The community’s rich heritage can be seen in the adaptive reuse of its industrial buildings, the remains of the Central Prison Chapel, and its many artists’ studios – but how does it all fit together? Start Point: Massey Harris Park (954 King Street West) End Point: Lamport Stadium (1151 King Street West) Cost: $10…

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Yorkville : From Counter-culture to Couture

May 31 @ 6:30 PM

Photo: York University Clara Thomas Archives Thursday, May 31, 6:30PM During the 1960s, Yorkville was the Bohemian centre of the hippie and youth counter-culture movements. Today, it is a destination for couture shopping, fine art galleries, and celebrity watching. Join us on a walk through Yorkville as we explore the transformation of one of Toronto's most noteworthy neighbourhoods. Start Point: Village of Yorkville Park (115 Cumberland St) End Point: Village of Yorkville Park (115 Cumberland St) Cost: $10 donation suggested…

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June 2018

Chinatown West

June 2 @ 10:30 AM
Chinatown Centre, 222 Spadina Avenue
Toronto, Canada
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Saturday, June 2, 10:30AM Explore the sights, sounds, and smells of the historic Chinatown West neighbourhood, the largest of the three Chinatowns in Toronto. Hear stories of growing up in the area, and learn about its hidden laneways, restaurants, and businesses, from a notorious burlesque house, to one of the oldest martial arts schools in Canada. Start Point: Chinatown Centre (222 Spadina Avenue) End Point: 421 Dundas Street West Cost: $10 donation suggested     Program Sponsor:      …

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