Tag: local history

Toronto’s Built & Unbuilt Heritage

Last night I again found myself across the city at Fort York National Historic Site to attend another session in their “Parler Fort Speaker Series.” You may remember a previous post I did from another event – The Fenian Threat & Contribution to Canadian Identity. Last night’s session featured John Bentley Mays, author of Emerald City:

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The Fenian Threat & Contribution to Canadian Identity

Last night I found myself across the city at Fort York National Historic Site to attend a session in their “Parler Fort Speaker Series” (a delightful twist of words, I have to say.) This is my first time attending and I’m glad I did — and devastated I’ve missed so many. For those who know

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Stepping into the Past: Everyday Places that Awaken the Historical Imagination

via Tom Peace at ActiveHistory.ca Like many other types of high school romances, I fell in love with history in my parents’ backyard.  A series of trails behind their house opened the door to worlds decades and centuries past.  These trails at the Head of the Lake (Dundas, Ontario) introduced me to Aboriginal canoe routes,

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