Old Chinatown: Perseverance & Activism
By Mackenzie House Museum Staff
This walk will explore the early settlement patterns of the Chinese community in Toronto. Specific focus will be given to Old Chinatown, located in Toronto’s Ward neighbourhood.
We will acknowledge unshared histories of Chinese individuals and communities while celebrating Asian Heritage month. While acknowledging the struggles and resiliency of individuals within the community, we will look at the implications of municipal and national policies directed towards the Chinese community.
Walk Start Location: Northeast corner of Yonge and Adelaide Streets (near King subway station). Walk leaders will be wearing City of Toronto shirts and holding Janes Walk sign.
Walk End Location: Corner of Elizabeth and Dundas Streets.
Saturday, May 6
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Theme: Advocacy and Politics, Arts and Culture, Architecture and Urban Planning, History and Community, 2SLGBTQ+ Heritage
Accessibility: Busy sidewalks, Family-friendly walk, Walk leader will use audio amplification, Content includes discussion of racism.