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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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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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Welcome to Koreatown

July 13 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Alpha Korean United Church, 300 Bloor Street West
Toronto,
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Annyeong! Join us for a walk through Koreatown to learn about the first Korean immigrants who came to Toronto and the experiences of the community today. Get an in-depth look at how Koreatown has developed, the role of arts and cuisine, and the importance of entrepreneurship for many Korean immigrants. Start Point: Alpha Korean United Church (300 Bloor Street West) End Point: Korean Senior Citizens Society of Toronto (476 Grace Street) Cost: $10 donation suggested   Program Sponsor:…

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Downtown George Brown

July 15 @ 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. On July 15th, the…

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