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08T - The Past and Present in Old Town - Walking Tour

24 May 2018 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM



 2.0 ConEd Learning Hours

Once the epicentre of the City of Toronto (originally the Town of York), the area around Front and Jarvis streets is actively evolving with layers of both past and present - this is notably obvious at present by an archaeological dig on the location of the original town market square.  The neighbourhood originally played a major role in the governmental, financial and commercial growth of the city. Many of the mid-nineteenth century buildings that housed those functions now co-exist with new developments.  Over the course of 150 years, the evolution of the neighbourhood has also included unique approaches to interpreting this important history with many public spaces telling the stories about this past.  This tour will take you into building and parts of the neighbourhood that even locals may not be familiar with!  Issues of historic preservation, adaptive reuse and the impacts of mid-twentieth century urban renewal will be discussed.

Please wear comfortable footwear and weather appropriate clothing.

All tours will depart from the MTCC, South Building lobby. Please gather at least 15 minutes prior to your tour time.