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June 2017

Workers’ History of Spadina

June 11 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Spadina Avenue and College Street, Spadina Avenue at College Street
Toronto, ON Canada
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Hear colourful stories of working-class life in and around Spadina Avenue during the 20th century. Learn about the development of the garment district and its surrounding Jewish neighbourhoods, the rise of workers' organizations, the parades and street-based protests, the rough and raunchy entertainment scene of the area, and its transition to a vibrant Chinese community. Start Point: Spadina Avenue and College Street (southeast corner) End Point: Spadina Avenue and Queen Street Cost: $20 for general public, $14 for members; registration…

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Yonge Street Architecture

June 15 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
YMCA, 20 Grosvenor Street
TORONTO, Ontario
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Massey Hall tour stop, 2016. Image: Alex Willms Discover the history of Yonge Street, Toronto's 220+ year-old road and major artery. This tour explores the architecture of 10 key sites along a portion of downtown Yonge Street that highlight its development from a strategic military road in 1793, to a strip of vice in the early 20th century, to the shopping and cultural destination it is today. Start Point: YMCA (20 Grosvenor Street) End Point: Old City…

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Liberty Reclaimed: History of the Village

June 17 @ 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Massey Harris Park, 945 King St W
Toronto, ON M6K3M2 Canada
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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? Learn key points in the neighbourhood's history and build a deeper connection with those who live and work there. Start Point: Massey Harris Park (945 King Street West) End Point: Lamport…

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Lost Breweries of Old Toronto

June 18 @ 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Moss Park, Queen St East & Sherbourne St
TORONTO, Ontario
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Behind-the-scenes look at brewing, 2016. Image: Emily Macrae Explore Toronto's rich and malty brewing history on this tour with noted beer expert Jordan St. John, author of Lost Breweries of Toronto and The Ontario Craft Beer Guide. Learn about the heritage breweries of Old Town dating back to the early 1800s, some of which still exist today. Tour will end with a beer tasting presented by Mill Street Brewery. Start Point: Moss Park (Queen Street East…

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Art Walk: Hidden Gems of Exhibition Place

June 22 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Princes’ Gates, 2 Strachan Avenue
Toronto, ON Canada
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Join us as we explore the artistic side of Exhibition Place. Did you know there are over 90 works of public art installed on the grounds? Much of this art goes unnoticed amid the noise of the roller coaster rides, car races, and soccer games. This tour offers an up close and personal experience with a number of these works of art. Start Point: Princes' Gates (2 Strachan Avenue) End Point: Shrine Peace Memorial (southeast of Dufferin Gates) Cost: $10…

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Discover Downsview Park

June 24 @ 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Downsview Hub, 70 Canuck Ave
Toronto, ON Canada
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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 Hub (70 Canuck Avenue) End Point: same Cost: $10 donation suggested   Program Sponsor: Media Sponsor: Tour Partner:

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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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