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September 2018

Discover Downsview Park

September 22, 2018 @ 1:30 PM
70 Canuck Avenue, 70 Canuck Avenue
North York, ON M3K 2C5 Canada
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Image by Lucy Di Pietro Saturday, September 22, 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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Modern TO – Bus Tour

September 23, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
City Hall, 100 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N2 Canada
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Sunday, September 23, 10:30AM Explore Modern planning and architecture in Toronto from 1945 to the 1970s. See exemplary Modern buildings from Etobicoke to Scarborough, and along the way, learn about their architects and the planning and cultural context that defined post-war Toronto. Start Point: Toronto City Hall (100 Queen St. West) End Point: Toronto City Hall (100 Queen St. West) Cost: $80 for general public, $56 for members. Ticket price includes bagged lunch Program Sponsor: Tour Sponsor: Media Sponsors:  …

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Gravestones & Greenery in Mount Pleasant Cemetery

September 27, 2018 @ 6:30 PM

Photo by Doug Campbell Thursday, September 27, 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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The Home Children Day of Remembrance and Plaque Presentation

September 28, 2018 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Metro Hall Rotunda, 55 John Street
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From 1869 to the 1940s, child aid organizations brought more than 100,000 impoverished British and Irish children to Canada to work on farms or as domestic helpers. On arrival in Toronto, they were brought to receiving homes before being placed with households where many of the children were denied the comforts of family life. The plaque will be installed at 538 Jarvis Street, the site of the Dr. Barnardo’s Home charity receiving home and office from 1922 to 1948 Parking…

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Wild Toronto: Walking the Ravine

September 29, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
South entrance, on Pleasant Blvd, St Clair Subway Station, 39 Pleasant Blvd
Toronto, ON M4T 1K2 Canada
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Photo by Ian Darragh Saturday, September 29, 10:30AM Explore the hidden world of one of Toronto's ravines—its role in providing a refuge for wildlife and biodiversity, and the importance of our wetlands. Learn about the geological history of Toronto and with our final stop at the Evergreen Brick Works, the industrial heritage of the Don Valley. Note: The walk ends at The Evergreen Brick Works. From there, you can take a free shuttle bus to Broadview Subway Station (runs every half…

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Liberty Reclaimed: History of the Village

September 30, 2018 @ 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, September 30, 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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October 2018

Yonge Street: In the Heart of Music City

October 4, 2018 @ 6:30 PM

Photo by Alex Willms (2017) Thursday, October 4, 6:30PM 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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Architecture of a Neighbourhood: Downtown Yonge

October 6, 2018 @ 10:30 AM

Saturday, October 6, 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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2018 Heritage Toronto Awards

October 29, 2018 @ 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
The Carlu, 444 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M5B 2H4 Canada
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Mayor's Reception Sponsor Award Sponsors   Join us for the 44th annual Heritage Toronto Awards on Monday, October 29, 2018 as we celebrate extraordinary contributions to the conservation and promotion of Toronto’s heritage, honouring individuals, groups and organizations for their efforts.  The Awards event is a celebration of Toronto's heritage fields as well as a key networking and engagement opportunity for Toronto's city-building community.  It is Heritage Toronto's flagship event, raising funds in support of our public programming.  The Carlu (444…

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December 2018

Prince Edward Viaduct Plaque Unveiling

December 12, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Playter Gardens, 4 Cambridge Avenue
Toronto, ON M4K 3Y5 Canada
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Prince Edward Viaduct 1916 Join Mayor John Tory, Councillor Paula Fletcher and Heritage Toronto for the unveiling of a historical plaque commemorating the history of the Prince Edward Viaduct. One of Toronto's most recognizable landmarks, the viaduct linked Bloor Street with Danforth Avenue and made possible the city's expansion into the east end. The viaduct turned 100 in 2018 and it remains a vital link in the city's transportation network. The plaque will be installed near Danforth and Broadview Avenues.…

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