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Events Guide: Heritage Toronto walking tours this weekend – Riverdale Homes and People and A Symphony of Clay, Stone, Metal and Glass;

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Riverdale Homes and People – SATURDAY, JUNE 13 @ 1:30 PM

Explore an old and historically significant neighbourhood and hear stories about life east of the Don River.  See a variety of homes–from one of the city’s oldest houses to the home away from home for some, the Don Jail.

Leader: Gerald Whyte, Riverdale Historical Society
Start Point: Broadview Avenue and Gerrard Street.  Meet at the Heritage Toronto plaque, just north of the Riverdale Public Library (370 Broadview Avenue)
Finish Point: Broadview and Riverdale Avenue
Length: Approx. 1 ½ hours
Walk Difficulty: walks on sidewalks, some rough ground

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A Symphony of Clay, Stone, Metal and Glass (NEW!) – SUNDAY, JUNE 14 @ 1:30 PM

The earth has been a treasure house of resources and inspiration for Toronto builders and artists.  Explore the many uses of materials in building, decorating and enhancing on this tour in downtown Toronto.

Leader: Ed Freeman
Start Point: Courtyard south of 205 Yonge Street, just north of Yonge and Queen Streets
Finish Point: Bay and Front Streets
Length: Approx. 1 ½ to 2 hours
Walk Difficulty: pavement, average walk on sidewalks

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Spacing is pleased to be the promoting sponsor of the Heritage Toronto walking tours. All walks are free, and no reservations are required.

Photo courtesy of the Toronto Archives (Subseries 41, item 137)