Daniel Ross

Historian of the city, politics, and society

Creating Toronto: A Walking Tour

kLBDXgFw_400x400For two decades, Heritage Toronto has been organizing historical walking tours of Toronto and its neighbourhoods. It’s a great example of community-engaged public history. The tours, developed by community members and historians, are open to all for a small donation, and are always well-attended.

For the 2015 season, HT is offering more than forty tours, and I was really pleased to be asked to lead one. Entitled “Creating Toronto: The Story of the City in Seven Stops,” it uses visits to seven key downtown sites to provide insight into Toronto’s journey from colonial settlement to modern metropolis. Ambitious, but worthwhile: it’s a great introduction to the city’s history for visitors, and a chance for Torontonians to put their local knowledge into a bigger framework.

For more information on the walk and Heritage Toronto’s 2015, tours, click here. To see some of the online content I’m developing for the tour, visit my “Creating Toronto” page.

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This entry was posted on June 19, 2015 by in public history, Toronto and tagged , , , , .

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