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Heritage Toronto walks Saturday and Sunday

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As part of this month’s Festival of Architecture & Design, Heritage Toronto is leading numerous different walks throughout the city. Each walk always leave you a little bit smarter about our history and surroundings. All walks are free events.


Cabbagetown South
1:30 p.m., starting at the NE corner of Winchester and Parliament Streets and ending at Carlton and Parliament Streets. Cabbagetown, originally developed in the late 1800s, is rich in Victorian architecture – from workmen’s cottages to villas. This 1½ hour tour explores both the architecture and the stories of the people who have lived here.

Nature on the Toronto Waterfront
10:00 a.m., starting at Little Norway Park, SW corner of Queens Quay West and Bathurst Street and ending at Harbour Square Park, near Bay Street and Queens Quay West. More than just condos! This 1½ hour tour explores the pockets of thriving nature hidden all along Toronto’s central waterfront and how the harbour shoreline has changed through time.

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Kingsway Park
1:30 p.m., starting at the Old Mill subway station and ending at Royal York Rd and Tremayne Avenue. This 2-hour tour in Etobicoke explores one of the most carefully planned communities in North America. In the face of the Depression, developer R. Home Smith convinced 700 families to help him build a “little bit of England far from England.”