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Heritage Toronto walking tours this weekend: Cabbagetown People, and the Royal Alexandra Theatre and Its Neighbourhood

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NEW! Cabbagetown People: Discoveries of Remarkable Lives
Saturday, August 16 – 1:30 PM

Leaders: Cabbagetown Preservation Association
Start Point: NE corner of Parliament and Winchester Streets
Finish Point: Parliament St and Lancaster Ave
Duration: Approx. 1.5 to 2 hours
Walk Difficulty: Park grounds, average walk on sidewalks

Since its beginnings in the 1830s as an immigrant reception neighbourhood, Cabbagetown has been home to an amazing group of personalities. Hear the stories of some of those that have been active in the arts and sciences, politics, business, architecture and social movements.

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The Royal Alexandra Theatre and Its Neighbourhood
Sunday, August 17 – 11:00 AM

Leaders: Janet Langdon, Christyna Prokipchuk
Start Point: Simcoe Park, just west of Front and Simcoe Streets, near the CBC Broadcast Centre
Finish Point: Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King St W
Duration: Approx. 1.5 to 2 hours
Walk Difficulty: Average walk on sidewalks

The Royal Alexandra Theatre, anchor of the Theatre District, celebrated its 100th birthday in 2007. Hear the story of the theatre and explore the multi-layered history of the surrounding neighbourhood.

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

Photo by Metrix X