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Saturday, June 10 • 9:00am - 3:00pm
TOUR 6: TORONTO’S UNOFFICIAL PUBLIC MARKET HISTORY (walking tour)

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NOTE: All participants selected tours and workshops when they registered, and there are limited capacities. Those who registered for TOUR 6 will receive a confirmation email with details.
  • Meeting point: St James Cathedral Parking Lot, located next to 135 Adelaide St E
  • Meeting timePlease arrive by 8:45am at the latest. Tours will depart at 9am sharp.

Produced by Tasting the Global City, Feeding City, and Sustainable Food and Farming Futures, this walking tour takes participants on a historical journey through several of Toronto’s unofficial market districts. Throughout the twentieth century, Toronto’s busiest markets were erected in response to local needs and often in defiance of city officials and the business interests they served. The tour starts at Jackman  Humanities Institute to learn about the centuries of food exchanges between the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe. Then, we head off to Kensington Market and central Chinatown. Kensington emerged in the 1910s as a Jewish market carved out of a residential neighborhood, evolving into a prominent “ethnic bazaar” by the 1950s. Central Chinatown meanwhile developed in the 1960s out of the Chinese community’s efforts to retain its longstanding foothold on Dundas street. We will then convene in Grange Park to explore the fossilized remains of the city’s other two official markets, St. Patrick and St. Andrews.

Saturday June 10, 2023 9:00am - 3:00pm EDT
St James Cathedral Parking Lot