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September 2018

Pride Walk: LGBTQ+ Heritage in the Village

September 13 @ 6:30 PM
AIDS Memorial at Barbara Hall Park, 519 Church Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 2C9 Canada
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Image courtesy of the CLGA Thursday, September 13, 6:30PM For much of the past 70 years, Yonge and Church Streets south of Bloor were home to the bars, clubs and baths that constituted what mainstream society thought of as “the twilight world of the homosexual.” Join us and our partners from the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA) on a walk through Toronto’s queer past and follow the footsteps of activists who struggled to find a public space they could…

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Animals in Urban Toronto

September 15 @ 10:30 AM
Berczy Park, 35 Wellington St E
Toronto,
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CTA. Fonds 1478, Item 0021 Saturday, September 15, 10:30 AM Trace the history of Toronto’s domestic animals, from the gutter pigs who roamed the streets, to the thousands of horses that transported people and goods. In the 19th century, residents lived and worked among a large population of domestic animals that performed crucial labour and supplied people with much needed resources. **Note: The tour on September 15 will be our first ever dog-walking tour. We invite you and your furry…

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Yonge Street: In the Heart of Music City

September 16 @ 10:30 AM

Photo by Alex Willms (2017) Sunday, September 16, 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

September 20 @ 6:30 PM

Illustration by Daniel Rotsztain (2017) Thursday, September 20, 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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Discover Downsview Park

September 22 @ 1:30 PM
Sheppard West Hub, 70 Canuck Avenue
Toronto, Canada
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Image by Lucy Di Pietro Saturday, September 22, 1:30PM Explore the history of Downsview Park and its transformation from a military base to a unique urban park. Learn about its natural features, including the rare tallgrass prairie, and connect with Toronto’s urban wilderness. Start Point: Downsview Park Hub (70 Canuck Avenue) End Point: Downsview Park Hub (70 Canuck Avenue) Cost: $10 donation suggested     Program Sponsor:                          Media…

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Modern TO – Bus Tour

September 23 @ 10:30 AM
City Hall, 100 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N2 Canada
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Sunday, September 23, 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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Gravestones & Greenery in Mount Pleasant Cemetery

September 27 @ 6:30 PM

Photo by Doug Campbell Thursday, September 27, 6:30PM 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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Wild Toronto: Walking the Ravine

September 29 @ 10:30 AM
South entrance, on Pleasant Blvd, St Clair Subway Station, 39 Pleasant Blvd
Toronto, ON M4T 1K2 Canada
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Photo by Ian Darragh Saturday, September 29, 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. Note: The walk ends at The Evergreen Brick Works. From there, you can take a free shuttle bus to Broadview Subway Station (runs every half…

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Liberty Reclaimed: History of the Village

September 30 @ 1:30 PM
Massey Harris Park, 945 King Street West
Toronto, ON M6K 3M8 Canada
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Photo by Candice McCavitt (2016) Sunday, September 30, 1:30PM 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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October 2018

Yonge Street: In the Heart of Music City

October 4 @ 6:30 PM

Photo by Alex Willms (2017) Thursday, October 4, 6:30PM 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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