Liberty Village Historical Tour!!!
By Glaister Leslie and Amod Phatarpekar. The Tower Social Committee.
Sunday, May 7
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Theme: Architecture and Urban Planning, History and Community.
Accessibility: Stairs or other barriers, Busy sidewalks, Dog-friendly walk, Family-friendly walk.
Once Toronto's manufacturing heartland, Liberty Village today is home to thousands of residents, while its historic brick-and-beam factories and warehouses are now home to new creative industries, digital media firms, and innovative non-profit organizations.
Come join us on a tour of the area that will showcase the rich history, public spaces, and dynamic and eclectic businesses of Liberty Village. We'll all discuss where we see our neighborhood going.
Tour stops will include:
- Toronto Carpet Factory (built in 1899, employing 1000 workers over several buildings)
- Old Central Prison Chapel (built as a Catholic chapel by prison imates in 1877,)
- Liberty Market
- Dufferin Gate
- South Liberty Trail (home to Canada Bread for many decades)
We'll rely heavily on the great online source of Liberty Village's history, available here https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/3a13ce09781d424094c496d760a74ef2
Walk Start Location: Liberty Village Park - East Liberty Street & Pirandello Street. I'm 6'6" and will wear a bright yellow-orange shirt.
Walk End Location: East Liberty Street and Lynn Williams Street.