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Events Guide: Heritage Toronto walking tours this weekend

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Agincourt Village (NEW!) – SATURDAY, AUGUST 15 @ 1:30 PM

Discover Agincourt Village, an early 20th century transportation and commercial hub, that has survived among the suburbs built after World War II in northern Scarborough.

Leader: Sharyn Devine, Donald Smith
Start Point: Agincourt School, 29 Lockie Ave, 2 blocks N of Sheppard and Midland. Meet in parking lot.
Finish Point: Across from Agincourt School
Length: Approx. 2 hours
Walk Difficulty: long walk on sidewalks
Focus: historical, architectural, natural

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Town to Park: Avenue Road to Rosehill Reservoir – SUNDAY, AUGUST 16 @ 1:30 PM

Walk St. Clair Avenue, originally the north border of what was “Concession II from the Bay.” Learn about the land formations of the area and see a variety of monuments, statues and architectural styles.

Leader: Ed Freeman
Start Point: Glen Gould Parkette, NW corner of Avenue Rd and St Clair Ave
Finish Point: St Clair Subway Station, Pleasant Blvd entrance
Length: Approx. 2 hours
Walk Difficulty: some slopes, mostly pavement
Focus: historical, architectural, natural

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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 (Fonds 1568, File 1568, Item 517n)