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Events Guide: Heritage Toronto walking tours this weekend

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Cabbagetown People: Discoveries of Remarkable Lives – SATURDAY, AUGUST 8 @ 1:30 PM

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.

Leader: Cabbagetown Preservation Association
Start Point: Northeast corner of Parliament and Winchester Streets
Finish Point: Parliament St and Lancaster Ave
Length: Approx. 1 ½ to 2 hours
Walk Difficulty: average walks on sidewalks, park grounds
Focus: historical

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The Splendour That Was Sherbourne Street – SUNDAY, AUGUST 9 @ 1:30 PM

In the 1880s, Sherbourne Street was one of the most fashionable streets in Toronto. Glimpses of its noble past survive in its architecture – grand homes built for wealthy businessmen, and imposing churches.

Leader: David Parry, Janet Langdon
Start Point: Church yard in front of Trinity Lutheran Church, 619 Sherbourne St
Finish Point: Allan Gardens, Sherbourne and Carlton Streets
Length: Approx. 1 ½ to 2 hours
Walk Difficulty: average walk on sidewalks
Focus: historical, architectural

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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 from the Toronto Archives (Series 372, Subseries 33, Item 389)