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The Steps of Old Lake Iroquois

Gary Shaul

In this walk we will explore historic and current land uses along the ridge above Davenport Road between Spadina Road & Dufferin Street.

What was Lake Iroquois?
Who were the first peoples to live in this area?
Who were some of the early Toronto movers and shakers?
What was the origin of Wychwood Park and the Tollkeeper's Cottage?
What's the story behind Casa Loma and Spadina House?
What are bad bricks?
What is the origin of Wychwood Park and its pond?
Where is Garrison Creek?

Walkers are encouraged to add to our growing list of facts. Don't miss out!

Details: Orange vest and megaphone.

Walk Start:

Meet at base of Baldwin Steps @ Davenport Rd & Spadina Rd. - Casa Loma neighborhood.

Regal Road and Glenholme Avenue - Regal Heights neighborhood - Near Davenport bus & Dufferin bus.

Walk End:

Date: May 5

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.




Advocacy and Politics, Architecture and Urban Planning, History and Places, Lived experiences and personal perspectives, People and Communities, Physical exercise - walking up and down several staircases en route.


Uneven terrain, Stairs or other barriers, Breaks encouraged, Indoor stops, Dog-friendly walk, Family-friendly walk, Walk leader will use audio amplification.

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