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July 2018

Gravestones & Greenery in Mount Pleasant Cemetery

July 28 @ 1:30 PM
Kay Gardner Beltline Park entrance, 378 Mount Pleasant Road
Toronto, Canada
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Photo by Doug Campbell Saturday, July 28, 1:30PM 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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Liberty Reclaimed: History of the Village

July 29 @ 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, July 29, 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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State of Heritage Public Forum

July 31 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The Great Hall, 1087 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON Canada
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What is the future of our past? State of Heritage 2019.   Heritage Toronto wants to know what you think about the State of heritage in Toronto today! Every four years, Heritage Toronto researches and releases a report on how well the city is preserving and celebrating cultural, natural, and physical heritage (Read the 2015 report here!). We want to know what's important to you – come and join the conversation! Attendees are invited on a self guided exploration of the…

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August 2018

Pride Walk: LGBTQ+ Heritage in the Village

August 2 @ 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, August 2, 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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Architecture of a Neighbourhood: Downtown Yonge

August 4 @ 10:30 AM

Saturday, August 4, 10:30 AM 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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Creating Toronto: The Story of a City

August 9 @ 6:30 PM

Illustration by Daniel Rotsztain (2017) Thursday, August 9, 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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Cafe Diplomatico Plaque Presentation

August 10 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Cafe Diplomatico, 594 College Street
Toronto, On M6G 1B3 Canada
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Join us as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of a Little Italy landmark with a plaque to the Cafe Diplomatico 2006 World Cup Celebrations. Courtesy of the Mastrangelo Family Opened in 1968 by Rocco Mastrangelo at the heart of Little Italy, Café Diplomatico was one of the first Italian-owned cafés in this part of Toronto. The café and its patio quickly became an important community place and remains a local landmark for foodies and sports lovers. Doors open at 4:30,…

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Welcome to Koreatown

August 11 @ 1:30 PM
Alpha Korean United Church, 300 Bloor Street West
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Heritage Toronto (2014) Saturday, August 11, 1:30PM 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…

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Guild Park: Where Art Meets Nature

August 12 @ 1:30 PM
201 Guildwood Parkway, 201 Guildwood Parkway
Toronto, ON Canada
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Sunday, August 12, 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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A Shore Thing: Toronto’s Central Waterfront

August 16 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Courtesy of Toronto Port Authority Archives Thursday, August 16, 6:30PM 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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