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How Place Holds Time

By Jenny Davis and Keira Day, High Park Nature Centre Event and Volunteer Coordinator

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Saturday, May 7

10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Language: English 

Area: High Park

Theme: History & Culture, Environment, Indigenous Communities

Accessibility: Breaks Offered, Mud or Poor Drainage, Stairs or other barriers, Fast Paced, Uneven Terrain.


In this walk, participants will work in together in small groups to build a two-dimensional timeline that captures the deep history of High Park, including Indigenous presence and stewardship.


A hike will follow where participants will come to experience how place holds time as they watch their timeline physically unfold.


As a follow-up activity, we encourage participants to look through published maps and reports of High Park to determine what is the dominant narrative presented by the materials and what historical relationships from the timeline are missing or distorted.


Participants must register at to ensure our group size is manageable.

  • Walk Start Location: High Park Nature Centre, 375 Colborne Lodge Drive. Walk leaders will be standing in front of the High Park Nature Centre.

  • Nearest Public Transit: High Park Station

  • Walk End Location: High Park Nature Centre, 375 Colborne Lodge Drive

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