Steps of Old Lake Iroquois

Friday, May 6

11:00AM - 1:00PM 

By Gary Shaul

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DETAILS

Language: English 

Area: Downtown

Theme: Arts & Architecture, History & Culture

Accessibility: Uneven Terrain, Fast Paced, Family-friendly, Speaker or Amplification, Stairs or other barriers, Breaks Offered.

COVID PROTOCOLS

Mandatory masking. 20 person limit. Click to register.

WALK DETAILS:

Enjoy dazzling city views with a little bit of a workout! 

 

We will explore historic and current land use 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 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!

 

  • Walk Start Location: Gather at the base of the Baldwin steps at Davenport and Spadina. Gary will be wearing an orange vest with a megaphone.

  • Nearest Public Transit: Subway - Dupont Station (@Spadina)

  • Walk End Location: Regal Road and Glenholme