Toronto’s “Old Town:” Labour History Walking Tour
Meet in front of St. Lawrence Hall, 157 King Street East
Sunday, May 6, 2012
10:00am - 12:00pm
Led by JP Hornick, Maureen Hynes and Sue Smith, explore the oldest section of Toronto, our “Old Town,” with its vibrant and turbulent past. Learn about the texture of daily life from the 1830s onward, uprisings and hangings and the massive demonstrations of the 1870s to support workers when unions were illegal – as well as an infamous site of the current “imperious
clout of corporate Canada.” This walk, part of Jane’s Walk, starts in front of St Lawrence Hall at the corner of King and Jarvis, proceeds to several sites with hidden labour history. The tour ends outside William Lyon MacKenzie House (82 Bond Street), allowing you to connect with the Mayworks’ Leftwords event at Ryerson, that starts at 12 noon (see the performance section for description).
Also part of Jane’s Walk.