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May 2018

A Shore Thing: Toronto’s Central Waterfront

May 13 @ 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Courtesy of Toronto Port Authority Archives Sunday, May 13, 1:30PM 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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Fairbank Plaque Presentation

May 15 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Dufferin Hill Park, 1100 Briar Hill Ave
Toronto, ON M6B 1M7
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Join Heritage Toronto and Councillor Josh Colle as we celebrate the history of Fairbank Village with two historical plaques and the opening of the new Dufferin Hill Park. Fairbank, 1911. View is looking north from Rochdale Avenue. Harvie Avenue is on left. Nairn Avenue is on right. Rowntree Creek runs through centre of photograph. Prospect Cemetery is at upper left. City of Toronto Archives The village of Fairbank, named after the farm of settler Matthew Parsons, was founded in the early 19th century on land…

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Good Eats: History of Food & Dining in Toronto

May 17 @ 6:30 PM
Ricarda’s Restaurant, 134 Peter Street
Toronto, Canada
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Thursday, May 17, 6:30PM 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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Yonge Street: In the Heart of Music City

May 19 @ 10:30 AM

Photo by Alex Willms (2017) Saturday, May 19, 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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Wild Toronto: Walking the Ravine

May 20 @ 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 Sunday, May 20, 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. Start Point: St. Clair Subway Station (south entrance, on Pleasant Blvd) End Point: Evergreen Brickworks (550 Bayview Ave) Cost: $10 donation suggested Program Sponsor:…

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Liberty Reclaimed: History of the Village

May 24 @ 6:30 PM
Massey Harris Park, 945 King Street West
Toronto, ON M6K 3M8 Canada
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Photo by Candice McCavitt (2016) Thursday, May 24, 6:30PM 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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Doors Open – Toronto-Dominion Centre

May 26 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Free

Interior view of the Chairman’s Lounge, TD Tower, 54th floor, Ron Vickers, 1970. Image courtesy of TD Bank Group. 10AM -3PM Join TD Bank, Cadillac Fairview and Heritage Toronto for a exclusive guided tour of the 54th floor of TD Bank Tower. The 54th floor is home to some of Canada's best preserved 1960's corporate interiors, featuring exquisite architectural details, treasures from TD Bank Group's art collection and the original boardroom table. The iconic Toronto-Dominion Centre, designed by Ludwig Mies…

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Doors Open – Toronto-Dominion Centre

May 27 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Free

Interior view of the Chairman’s Lounge, TD Tower, 54th floor, Ron Vickers, 1970. Image courtesy of TD Bank Group. 10AM -3PM Join TD Bank, Cadillac Fairview and Heritage Toronto for a exclusive guided tour of the 54th floor of TD Bank Tower. The 54th floor is home to some of Canada's best preserved 1960's corporate interiors, featuring exquisite architectural details, treasures from TD Bank Group's art collection and the original boardroom table. The iconic Toronto-Dominion Centre, designed by Ludwig Mies…

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Yorkville : From Counter-culture to Couture

May 31 @ 6:30 PM

Photo: York University Clara Thomas Archives Thursday, May 31, 6:30PM During the 1960s, Yorkville was the Bohemian centre of the hippie and youth counter-culture movements. Today, it is a destination for couture shopping, fine art galleries, and celebrity watching. Join us on a walk through Yorkville as we explore the transformation of one of Toronto's most noteworthy neighbourhoods. Note:  this tour route includes a short set of stairs (2 steps), but is otherwise accessible. Start Point: Village of Yorkville Park…

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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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