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Shared Stories: Historic Corktown Past and Present

By Coralina Lemos, Corktown Writer | Researcher | Heritage Advocate


Saturday, May 7

10:00AM - 12:00PM 

Sunday, May 8

2:00PM - 4:00PM 


Language: English 

Area: Downtown

Theme: Arts & Architecture, History & Culture, 

Accessibility: Uneven Terrain, Fast Paced, Family-friendly, Speaker or Amplification, Busy Sidewalks/


Put on your walking shoes and let’s cover Corktown’s historic King East district.


Newspaper accounts have stated that the Potato Famine built Corktown, but in its virgin state this gateway community was a forest. Covered with various plants and trees, it served as the hunting ground for many First Nations peoples.

Throughout our walk I will uncover intriguing stories behind brick facades and share updates on future changes that will impact this historic district. Midway, we will stop at former Toronto’s First Mennonite Mission where participants will have the opportunity to view a local heritage display.

Whether you are a newcomer to Toronto or just curious about a city district, historic Corktown is one community you’ll want to know more of.

Route Map:

  • Walk Start Location: Berkeley side Street adjacent 300 King Street EastLook for an orange Jane's Walk TO "Walk With Us" sign

  • Nearest Public Transit: King and Parliament Streets

  • Walk End Location: Walk Ends at River Streets— King/Queen Triangle Parkette

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