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Revolutionary Impressions: Women in the 19th Century Trades

Mackenzie House Museum staff

Join us for a walk through Toronto's historical printing district!

In the 19th century, women in Toronto began to enter into the printing industry.  'Revolutionary Impressions' sheds light on the pioneering roles of women during this century, from trailblazing publishers and editors like Mary Bibb, Sophia Dalton, and Mary Ann Shadd Cary, to the diligent compositors on the printshop floors, and onto the entrepreneurial spirits like Mary O. Augusta who led the way as business owners. 

This walk celebrates the growing influence and presence of women in Toronto's workforce, marking a significant chapter in the city's history.  

Walk Start:

Meet in front of St James Cathedral (North-east corner of King St W and Church Street).

York St. and Richmond St. W. (4mins walk to Osgoode Station)

Walk End:

Date: May 5

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.




Advocacy and Politics
Arts and Culture
History and Places
People and Communities


Uneven terrain, busy sidewalks, Walk leader will use audio amplification.

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