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Town of York Historical Society Summer Walking Tour Series – On the Edge of a City: Toronto in 1833
August 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm$11.98
Explore the Town of York on foot with our Museum Coordinator!
Imagine a Toronto where the tallest building is only three stories high, where Lake Ontario reaches Front Street, where the wagon wheels grind through the muddy roads, the air smells of smoke and animal, and the surrounding lands is farms, fields, and forests. This was what the neighbourhood looked like in the early 1800s.
In this walking tour, explore the surviving built environment of the original 10 blocks of Toronto and discover how the Town of York, which started with a population of a couple hundred residents, became the City of Toronto in 1834, with a population of just under 10,000.
This tour is the first of four in our Annual Summer Walking Tour Series. All tours start on the steps of St. James Cathedral (facing King Street East) and end at Toronto’s First Post Office. Tours run rain or shine, and may cover rough ground, so please dress accordingly. All ages are welcome. Dogs are also welcome as we walk, though portions of some tours may include areas where they are restricted.
We acknowledge that the Town of York Historical Society & Toronto’s First Post Office operates on the sacred, traditional, and ancestral lands of many First Nations peoples including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishinabek, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat.