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Events Guide: Heritage Toronto walking tours this weekend

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Marlborough to Summerhill – SATURDAY, AUGUST 22 @ 1:30 PM

The diverse Marlborough – Summerhill area, which includes everything from grand estates to a city reservoir, has been largely shaped by the 1884 Canadian Pacific Railway line. This busy freight line, along with the beautifully restored North Toronto Station, continues to dominate the area.

Leader: Derek Boles, Ed Freeman
Start Point: Parkette on southeast corner of Avenue Rd and MacPherson Ave
Finish Point: Summerhill Subway Station, Yonge St and Shaftesbury Ave
Length: 2 hours
Walk Difficulty: stairs, slopes and rough ground
Focus: historical, architectural

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Yorkville – SUNDAY, AUGUST 23 @ 11:00 AM

Explore the history of this one-time village of breweries and brickyards, which evolved into a ‘bedroom’ community and is now an upscale shopping and residential area.

Leader: Stephanie Thomas, Elaine Campbell (In English); Corinne Baranger, La Société d’histoire de Toronto (In French)
Start Point: northwest corner of Yonge and Bloor Streets
Finish Point: Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor St W at Avenue Rd
Length: 1 ½ 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 (Fonds 1231, File 1231, Item 876)


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