Toronto launches HistoricTO to provide easy access to the city’s history
With a city as big as Toronto, there’s bound to be some interesting history behind it. Which is why it’s so great that the city has just launched a brand new initiative, HistoricTO. Announced yesterday by Mayor John Tory, it’s an amazing opportunity to learn all about where this great place we call home comes from.
So HistoricTO will be made up of walking tours of a ton of historic museums around the 6ix. Some of the places on the list include Colborne Lodge, Fort York National Historic Site, Gibson House, Mackenzie House, Market Gallery, Montgomery’s Inn, Scarborough Museum, Spadina Museum, and Todmorden Mills.
#CityofTO announces HistoricTO: time-ticketed, guided neighbourhood walking tour experiences that offer visitors an opportunity to engage in discussions and explore Toronto through diverse perspectives. More info: https://t.co/dq5CJ1nC6T pic.twitter.com/sCHD6PExDE
— City of Toronto (@cityoftoronto) July 27, 2020
According to Tory, the goal of the program is to provide “equitable and inclusive access to local history, heritage, and land-based learnings.” The tours will be 60 minutes long and cover themes like colonization, urban development, immigrant, Indigenous, Black, LGBTQ2S+, and women’s history.
And because the whole thing is all about accessibility, tickets will be sold in a pay-what-you-can model. All tickets will be timed and must be purchased in advance (gotta keep social distancing, y’all). And they’ll be available online beginning July 29th.
There’s no better time than now to learn more about this wonderful city of ours. So take advantage of this awesome new program this summer!
When: July 30th – September 4th
Tickets: Get yours here.