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Heritage Toronto walking tours this weekend: The Goulding Estate, and In the Footsteps of the Taylors

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This weekend’s Heritage Toronto walking tours are a great way to get out and explore the city (free + no reservations required):

The Goulding Estate
Saturday, July 19 – 1:30 PM
Honorary Host – Councillor Janet Davis

Leaders: Friends of the Don East
Start Point: Dawes Rd, just N of Crescent Town Rd. Small parking lot on E side of Dawes Rd, across from entrance to Taylor Creek Park
Finish Point: Same as start point
Duration: Approx. 1.5 hours
Walk Difficulty: Rough ground and some hills

The Goulding Estate is the last surviving structure of the Dentonia Park Farm, where the Massey family helped pioneer pasteurization in dairy farming. The surrounding green space boasts some of the largest oaks to be seen along Taylor-Massey Creek and is home to both serious environmental challenges and several restoration projects.

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NEW! In the Footsteps of the Taylors
Sunday, July 20 – 1:30 PM
Honorary Host – Councillor Case Ootes

Leaders: Todmorden Mills Museum
Start Point: Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum and Arts Centre, 67 Pottery Rd (down the hill from Broadview and Mortimer Avenues). Meet at the Papermill.
Finish Point: Near O’Connor Dr and Pape Ave
Duration: Approx. 1.5 hours
Walk Difficulty: Some stairs, hills and rough ground

The Taylor family acquired property in Todmorden in the 1850s. With the establishment of the Don Valley Brick Works in the 1870s, they became one of the wealthiest families in Toronto. Explore their contribution to the urban development of East York.

Spacing is pleased to be the promoting sponsor of the Heritage Toronto walking tours.

Photo by Grant MacDonald