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October 2016

True North Strong and Free

October 15, 2016 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Nathan Philips Square, Toronto, Canada + Google Map

Discover the meaning of Canadian citizenship on a walking tour in downtown Toronto. This 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. Presented in partnership with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Start Point: Nathan Phillips Square (100 Queen Street West, Toronto) End Point: Queen’s Park (111…

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True North Strong and Free

October 16, 2016 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Nathan Philips Square, Toronto, Canada + Google Map

Discover the meaning of Canadian citizenship on a walking tour in downtown Toronto. This 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. Presented in partnership with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Start Point: Nathan Phillips Square (100 Queen Street West, Toronto) End Point: Queen’s Park (111…

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La creación de Toronto: la historia de la ciudad en siete paradas

October 16, 2016 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
St. Lawrence Market, 92 Front Street East
Toronto, ON Canada
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Este tour ofrece una visión general de la historia de Toronto a través de siete de los lugares más destacados de la ciudad. Durante el tour se presentarán varios omentos claves de su historia: desde los primeros caminos utilizados por la poblacion indígena hace más de 10.000 años, todavía evidentes, hasta el desarrollo del distrito financiero de Toronto, y la historia de los enormes discubrimentos científicos que crearon nuestro mundo moderno. Punto de Encuentro: St. Lawrence Market (92 Front Street…

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Discover Downsview Park’s Heritage!

October 22, 2016 @ 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Downsview Park, 70 Canuck Avenue
Toronto, ON M3K 2C5 Canada
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Heritage Toronto and Canada Lands Company invite you to explore and learn about the rich heritage of the Downsview Lands and its evolution from an aircraft manufacturing facility and military base into one of Canada’s most unique community building initiatives. After the tour, please join us in the Downsview Hub for refreshments and to learn more about Heritage Toronto and its work in the City and about the latest thinking around heritage. Photo courtesy of the Toronto Public Library Powered…

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La creación de Toronto: la historia de la ciudad en siete paradas

October 23, 2016 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
St. Lawrence Market, 92 Front Street East
Toronto, ON Canada
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Este tour ofrece una visión general de la historia de Toronto a través de siete de los lugares más destacados de la ciudad. Durante el tour se presentarán varios omentos claves de su historia: desde los primeros caminos utilizados por la poblacion indígena hace más de 10.000 años, todavía evidentes, hasta el desarrollo del distrito financiero de Toronto, y la historia de los enormes discubrimentos científicos que crearon nuestro mundo moderno. Punto de Encuentro: St. Lawrence Market (92 Front Street…

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November 2016
Free

Heritage Toronto Primer #1 — Short Storeys: What is Heritage?

November 12, 2016 @ 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Downsview Park, 70 Canuck Avenue
Toronto, ON M3K 2C5 Canada
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An architect, an environmental historian, a community educator, an archaeologist, an actor and writer, and a cultural programmer. It’s not The Breakfast Club. It’s Heritage Toronto’s first Heritage Primer! Each speaker has five minutes to describe an element of Toronto’s heritage that resonates with them. From the tiniest honeybee to the tallest tower – what is heritage? Short Storeys: What is Heritage? is the first in Heritage Toronto's Primer series on how we create, understand, and protect heritage. Presented in partnership with Aird & Berlis and Canada Lands Company, the…

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December 2016

AME Church Plaque Presentation

December 3, 2016 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Soho Street between Queen and Phoebe Streets, 23 Soho Street
Toronto, ON M5T 3L8 Canada
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Heritage Toronto and Mayor John Tory invite you to the presentation of a historical plaque for the African Methodist Episcopal Church.  The AME Church as it appeared during the 1940s. Image courtesy of the Grant AME Church     Established in Toronto in the 1830s, the African Methodist Episcopal Church was a vital centre of Black spiritual and community life. This historical plaque recognizes the critical role the AME Church played in the Underground Railroad abolitionist…

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Yonge St. Loves Music: Plaque Unveilings

December 12, 2016 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Hard Rock Cafe, 279 Yonge St
Toronto, Ontario M5B 1N8 Canada
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Join Heritage Toronto and Downtown Yonge BIA as we unveil two plaques commemorating Yonge Street's continuing legacy as Toronto's music mecca and cultural corridor. Special guests will unveil the two plaques on iconic venues: The Bluenote and Town Tavern.  The evening also includes musical performances by George Olliver, Jay Jackson and Shawne Jackson, JoAnn Brooks, and Bobby Dean Blackburn. Registration is required below; donations at either a $5 or $10 level are encouraged to help our charitable agency continue to provide this…

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February 2017
$10 - $20

Understanding Toronto Through Archaeology: A Public Symposium Copy

February 11 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
St. Lawrence Hall, 157 King Street East
Toronto, M5C1G9 Canada
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Join Heritage Toronto and City of Toronto Historic Sites for a full-day symposium on Toronto's archaeological heritage. Inspired by the current exhibit, "Unearthing Toronto's Oldest Marketplace: The Archaeology of the North St. Lawrence Market", we will be joined by experts in archaeology and cultural resource management, to discuss how archaeological research enhances our understanding of the city's past and what is being done to manage these valuable resources. This symposium is part of Heritage Toronto's Heritage Primer, a series of events…

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March 2017

Building Toronto: Stories of the St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood

March 30 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
St. Lawrence Hall, 157 King Street East
Toronto, M5C1G9 Canada
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Join us on March 30 for a celebratory evening commemorating the remarkable history of Toronto's St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood. Building Toronto: Stories of the St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood is a travelling exhibition that showcases the stories of Toronto’s built heritage in the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood. Beginning with the Town of York’s early modest footprint, the exhibition explores urban development and the civic engagement of its population. Discover how our city’s first planned neighbourhood served as the building blocks for Toronto’s…

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