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August 2018

“Little Manila”: Migration, Food & Identity

August 18 @ 1:30 PM
Bathurst-Wilson Parkette, 3749 Bathurst Street ON Canada + Google Map

Photo by Lucy Di Pietro (2017) Saturday, August 18, 1:30PM Mabuhay! Join us for a tour of "Little Manila" and experience the ongoing transformation of the neighbourhood's vibrant culture and food market. Learn about the migration experiences and thriving entrepreneurship of Toronto's Filipino community, one of the Canada's fastest-growing, and most diverse cultural groups. Meet and greet some family entrepreneurs - like owners of the Da Daily Bread Bakery, La Paz Batchoy and So GoodAh - and taste some Filipino food…

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Yonge Street: In the Heart of Music City

August 19 @ 10:30 AM

Photo by Alex Willms (2017) Sunday, August 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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Creating Toronto: The Story of a City

August 23 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Illustration by Daniel Rotsztain (2017) Walk through the history of Toronto as we explore the hidden gems of the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood, once the Old Town of York, 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 Front Street East) Cost:…

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Gravestones & Greenery in Mount Pleasant Cemetery

August 25 @ 1:30 PM

Photo by Doug Campbell Saturday, August 25, 1:30PM Explore the less-travelled paths of the eastern section of Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Although well-known for its elaborate mausoleums of wealthy Toronto families, the cemetery was established for all. Hear stories of a cross-section of Toronto citizenry – including mayors, tycoons, and journalists– and discover the natural beauty of Mount Pleasant. Start Point: Kay Gardner Beltline Park entrance (378 Mount Pleasant Road) End Point: Kay Gardner Beltline Park entrance (378 Mount Pleasant Road)…

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Cabbagetown: Tales of Winchester Street

August 26 @ 10:30 AM

Photo by Emily Macrae (2017) Sunday, August 26, 10:30 AM Take a stroll down Winchester Street, known as “stroller alley” for the children taken to Riverdale Farm on weekends. Learn about the street's long history connecting people and institutions—including Riverdale Zoo, Necropolis cemetery, and Riverdale Park—as the main route between the area and Toronto's downtown before 1918. NOTE: The tour travels mainly on flat sidewalks, but includes one steep hill. Start Point: Eastern end of Winchester Street (200 Winchester Street)…

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Good Eats: History of Food & Dining in Toronto

August 30 @ 6:30 PM
Ricarda’s Restaurant, 134 Peter Street
Toronto, Canada
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Thursday, August 30, 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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September 2018

Yorkville : From Counter-culture to Couture

September 1 @ 1:30 PM

Photo: York University Clara Thomas Archives Saturday, September 1, 1:30PM 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. Note:  this tour route includes a short set of stairs (2 steps), but is otherwise accessible. Start Point: Village of Yorkville Park…

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A Shore Thing: Toronto’s Central Waterfront

September 6 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Courtesy of Toronto Port Authority Archives Thursday, September 6, 6:30PM 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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Creating Toronto: The Story of a City

September 8 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Illustration by Daniel Rotsztain (2017) Saturday, September 8, 1:30PM 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

September 9 @ 10:30 AM

Sunday, September 9, 10:30 AM 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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