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Heritage Toronto walking tours this weekend: Bâby Point, and in the Footsteps of Black Victorians

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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):

Bà¢by Point: 10 000 Years of History
Saturday, July 26 – 1:30 PM

Leaders: La Société d’histoire de Toronto
Start Point: SW corner of Jane St and Bà¢by Point Rd/Annette St
Finish Point: Near Old Mill Subway Station
Duration: Approx. 2 – 2.5 hours
Walk Difficulty: Long walk with slopes, many stairs and some rough ground

Explore some of Toronto’s First Nations and French history with this tour of the area named after the estate of James Bà¢by, an early French settler. Hear about the Seneca village of Teiaiagon, the Carrying Place trail and the first French fort in what is now Toronto. Tours will be offered in English and French.

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In the Footsteps of Black Victorians
Sunday, July 27 – 1:00 PM

Leaders: Mackenzie House Museum
Start Point: South St. Lawrence Market, 95 Front St E at Jarvis
Finish Point: Mackenzie House, 82 Bond St, S of Dundas St
Duration: Approx. 2 hours
Walk Difficulty: Average walk on sidewalks

In the 19th century, Toronto was a centre of antislavery organizations and Black cultural and political activities. Hear about the men and women of the community as we visit some of the sites known to them.

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

Photo by Bobcatnorth