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June 2018

Chinatown West

June 2 @ 10:30 AM
Chinatown Centre, 222 Spadina Avenue
Toronto, Canada
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Saturday, June 2, 10:30AM Explore the sights, sounds, and smells of the historic Chinatown West neighbourhood, the largest of the three Chinatowns in Toronto. Hear stories of growing up in the area, and learn about its hidden laneways, restaurants, and businesses, from a notorious burlesque house, to one of the oldest martial arts schools in Canada. Start Point: Chinatown Centre (222 Spadina Avenue) End Point: 421 Dundas Street West Cost: $10 donation suggested     Program Sponsor:      …

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Animals in Urban Toronto

June 3 @ 1:30 PM
Berczy Park, 35 Wellington St E
Toronto,
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CTA. Fonds 1478, Item 0021 Sunday, June 3, 1:30 PM 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. Start Point: Berczy Park (35 Wellington Street East) End Point: Corktown Commons Park (155 Bayview Avenue) Cost: $10 donation…

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Gravestones & Greenery in Mount Pleasant Cemetery

June 7 @ 6:30 PM

Photo by Doug Campbell Thursday, June 7, 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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Good Eats: History of Food & Dining in Toronto

June 9 @ 10:30 AM
Ricarda’s Restaurant, 134 Peter Street
Toronto, Canada
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Saturday, June 9, 10:30AM Explore Toronto's food history, hidden in plain sight, from the early rustic taverns of muddy York to the foundations of baking empires, from opulent department store restaurants to 24-hour diners. Learn how these diverse and iconic locations contributed to the food haven that is Toronto today. Start Point: Ricarda's Restaurant (134 Peter Street) End Point: The Senator Restaurant (249 Victoria Street) Cost: $10 donation suggested     Program Sponsor:              …

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Etobicoke Township Hall Plaque Presentation

June 9 @ 2:00 PM
Fox and Fiddle, 4946 Dundas St W
Toronto,
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Join Heritage Toronto and the Etobicoke Historical Society for the plaque presentation for the ETOBICOKE TOWNSHIP HALL Built in 1843 as a church, this heritage building became Etobicoke’s first Township Hall in 1888. Followed by a tour of historical murals offered by the   Powered by Eventbrite

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Cabbagetown: Tales of Winchester Street

June 10 @ 10:30 AM

Photo by Emily Macrae (2017) Sunday, June 10, 10:30 AM Take a stroll down Winchester Street, known as “stroller alley” for the children taken to Riverdale Farm on weekends. Learn about the street's long history connecting people and institutions—including Riverdale Zoo, Necropolis cemetery, and Riverdale Park—as the main route between the area and Toronto's downtown before 1918. NOTE: The tour travels mainly on flat sidewalks, but includes one steep hill. Start Point: Eastern end of Winchester Street (200 Winchester Street)…

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Welcome to Koreatown

June 14 @ 6:30 PM
Alpha Korean United Church, 300 Bloor Street West
Toronto,
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Heritage Toronto (2014) Thursday, June 14, 6:30PM 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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Discover Downsview Park

June 16 @ 1:30 PM
Sheppard West Hub, 70 Canuck Avenue
Toronto, Canada
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Image by Lucy Di Pietro Saturday, June 16, 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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Yonge Street: In the Heart of Music City

June 17 @ 10:30 AM

Photo by Alex Willms (2017) Sunday, June 17, 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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Dundas & Carlaw Industrial Heritage District Unveiling

June 17 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Jimmie Simpson Park, 872 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON M4M 1H9 Canada
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Image: City of Toronto Archives Join Heritage Toronto and Ward 30 Councillor Paula Fletcher as we unveil a neighbour-wide interpretative pathway on industrial history of the the Dundas & Carlaw district of the Leslieville neighbourhood. The event will start at 1pm with speeches and the unveiling a of a new plaque for Jimmie Simpson and will be follow by a 90 minutes historical walking tour of the area during which 9 new plaques will be featured, along with key Public Realm…

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