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Gibson House Museum Staff

By Toronto History Museums.

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Friday, May 5

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Saturday, May 6

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM &

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Sunday, May 7

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM


Language: English 

Theme: History and Community

Accessibility: Uneven terrain, Busy sidewalks, Family-friendly walk, Walk leader will use audio amplification


Walk the streets of Willowdale with us to learn about the rich tapestry of characters who have called our neighbourhood home. Together, we'll meet rebels and rock stars, authors, architects, and of course, a famous mayor. Our walk will offer a glimpses into Willowdale's time as a rebellious farming settlement far north of Toronto. Then, Willowdale became a mostly quiet suburb that was punctuated by steamy double bills at the local movie house, and rowdy teenagers at the local burger shack. And, we'll hear about modern times, as Willowdale has transformed into the "Miracle on Yonge Street".

  • Walk Start Location: Cummer Burial Grounds 2 Church Avenue / northeast corner of Yonge Street and Church Avenue.
    Walk leaders will be wearing red t-shirt.

  • Walk End Location: Gibson House Museum, 5172 Yonge Street, North York Centre TTC station.

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