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June 2018

Downtown George Brown

June 21 @ 6:30 PM
St. Lawrence Hall, 157 King Street East
Toronto, M5C1G9 Canada
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Attempted Assassination of George Brown. (Canadian Illustrated News, 1869-1883) Thursday, June 21, 6:30 PM Join us and we delve into 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. NOTE: This tour includes an interior visit of George Brown House, presented in partnership with the Ontario Heritage…

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“Little Manila”: Migration, Food & Identity

June 23 @ 1:30 PM
Bathurst-Wilson Parkette, 3749 Bathurst Street ON Canada + Google Map

Photo by Lucy Di Pietro (2017) Saturday, June 23, 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. Start Point: Bathurst-Wilson Parkette (3749 Bathurst Street) End Point: Bathurst-Wilson Parkette (3749 Bathurst Street) Cost: $10 donation suggested     Program Sponsor:        …

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Modern TO – Bus Tour

June 24 @ 10:30 AM
City Hall, 100 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N2 Canada
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Sunday, June 24, 10:30AM Explore Modern planning and architecture in Toronto from 1945 to the 1970s. See exemplary Modern buildings from Etobicoke to Scarborough, and along the way, learn about their architects and the planning and cultural context that defined post-war Toronto. Start Point: Toronto City Hall (100 Queen St. West) End Point: Toronto City Hall (100 Queen St. West) Cost: $80 for general public, $56 for members. Ticket price includes bagged lunch Program Sponsor: Tour Sponsor: Media Sponsors:  …

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Architecture of a Neighbourhood: Downtown Yonge

June 28 @ 6:30 PM

Thursday, June 28, 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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Yorkville : From Counter-culture to Couture

June 30 @ 1:30 PM

Photo: York University Clara Thomas Archives Saturday, June 30, 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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July 2018

Liberty Reclaimed: History of the Village

July 5 @ 6:30 PM
Massey Harris Park, 945 King Street West
Toronto, ON M6K 3M8 Canada
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Photo by Candice McCavitt (2016) Thursday, July 5, 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 (945 King Street West) End Point: Lamport Stadium (1151 King Street West) Cost: $10…

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A Shore Thing: Toronto’s Central Waterfront

July 7 @ 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Courtesy of Toronto Port Authority Archives Saturday, July 7, 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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Guild Park : Where Art Meets Nature

July 8 @ 1:30 PM
201 Guildwood Parkway, 201 Guildwood Parkway
Toronto, ON Canada
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Sunday, July 8, 1:30PM Discover the legacy of "The Guild of All Arts", the only artists' community in Canada during the Great Depression. This walk explores 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: Front gates of Guild Park (201 Guildwood Parkway) End Point: Front gates of Guild Park (201 Guildwood Parkway) Cost: $10 donation…

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Yorkville : From Counter-culture to Couture

July 12 @ 6:30 PM

Photo: York University Clara Thomas Archives Thursday, July 12, 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. 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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Creating Toronto: The Story of a City

July 14 @ 1:30 PM

Illustration by Daniel Rotsztain (2017) Saturday, July 14, 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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