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July 2017

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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Aviation History in Mount Dennis Plaque Presentation

July 15 @ 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Harding Park, 59 Hearst Circle
Toronto, ON M6M 2T9 Canada
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Heritage Toronto, the RCAF 400 Squadron Historical Society, and the Canadian Aviation Historical Society Toronto Chapter Invite you to the presentation of the plaque celebrating  Aviation History in Mount Dennis   City of Toronto Archives See Fonds 1244, Item 70. Jacques de Lesseps flew his Bleriot XI mono-plane at the Ontario Motor League Aviation Meet held at Trethewey Model Farm, in Mount Dennis from July 8 to 16, 1910. De Lesseps was the first to fly over Toronto.…

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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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Beatlemania: Toronto’s Love Affair

July 16 @ 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Maple Leaf Gardens, 50 Carlton Street
Toronto, ON Canada
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Take a trip down memory lane with Beatles enthusiast Piers Hemmingsen, author of The Beatles in Canada: The Origins of Beatlemania, as he shares stories that intertwine the Beatles with Toronto's history. Learn about a city with the largest organized fan club in North America, throngs of screaming teens at concerts and appearances, and which in the 1960s was experiencing profound social change. Start Point: Maple Leaf Gardens (50 Carlton Street) End Point: King Edward Hotel (37 King Street East)…

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Music History on the Yonge Street Strip

July 20 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Queen Street and Victoria Street (northwest corner by statue), Toronto, + Google Map

Discover the music history of Yonge Street, beginning in the 1950s. Visit the sites of famous clubs like The Colonial, Friar, and Le Coq D’Or, and concert venues such as Massey Hall and the Eaton Auditorium. Hear stories about Oscar Peterson, Ronnie Hawkins, Glenn Gould and many more. *Note: This is an exterior tour only. This tour was developed by music journalist and historian Nicholas Jennings, and has been known to include surprise guests from Toronto's music history. Start Point:…

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Albert Jackson Plaque Presentation

July 21 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
26 lombard street, toronto, 26 Lombard Street
Toronto, Ontario M5C 1M1 Canada
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Heritage Toronto and the Jackson family invite you to the unveiling of a historical plaque for Albert Jackson, the first Black letter carrier in Toronto and a key figure in the struggle against racism in Canada. Albert Jackson in his letter carrier uniform, undated. Image: Toronto Public Library. Albert Jackson was born into slavery in Delaware. After arriving in Toronto via the Underground Railroad, he was hired as a letter carrier in Toronto, but was blocked…

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Kensington Market: Building a Better Life

July 22 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Church of St. Stephen-in-the-Fields, 103 Bellevue Avenue
Toronto, ON Canada
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Explore the eclectic Kensington Market, home to waves of immigrants from around the world, as well as artists, entrepreneurs, and activists. This neighbourhood, a microcosm of Toronto, was a hub for the social justice and settlement house movements of the 19th and 20th centuries. Hear stories of its individuals and organizations who worked to secure a better life and leave a legacy of community service. Start Point: Church of St. Stephen-in-the-Fields (103 Bellevue Avenue) End Point: Oxford Street and Spadina…

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Liberty Reclaimed: History of the Village

July 23 @ 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Massey Harris Park, 945 King St W
Toronto, ON M6K3M3 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

July 27 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 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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Music History on the Yonge Street Strip

July 29 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Queen Street and Victoria Street (northwest corner by statue), Toronto, + Google Map

Discover the music history of Yonge Street, beginning in the 1950s. Visit the sites of famous clubs like The Colonial, Friar, and Le Coq D’Or, and concert venues such as Massey Hall and the Eaton Auditorium. Hear stories about Oscar Peterson, Ronnie Hawkins, Glenn Gould and many more. *Note: This is an exterior tour only. This tour was developed by music journalist and historian Nicholas Jennings, and has been known to include surprise guests from Toronto's music history. Start Point:…

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