About 25 men and women stand in a large indoor market, around tables piled with fresh produce. Signs read, “Eastern Ontario McIntosh Red” and “Refreshment booth.” Large potted plants line one walkway.

Creating Toronto Community Event


August 24 @ 11:00 am 3:00 pm

About the Community Event

Join us at the Heritage Toronto tent to explore the hidden gems of the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood, once the old Town of York. We will be stationed by St. Lawrence Market under the Heritage Toronto tent with historical interpretation about the histories that contributed to creating Toronto!

Guided tours will be offered at 12:00pm and 2:00pm. Tours are approximately one hour and will start and end at the Heritage Toronto tent.

Tours will be led by Emerging Historian Elizabeth Compa.

These events are free and no pre-registration is required. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the tour start time.

Alternate dates

This community event will also take place on July 28 with tours at 12:00pm and 2:00pm.

Further Information

This event runs rain or shine! Tours last for approximately one hour and takes place mostly on city sidewalks and in city parks. Please be aware there are some grade changes on route. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and consider bringing sunscreen and water to make your tour as enjoyable as possible.

If you have any questions prior to the community event, please contact us at [email protected]

Donations Encouraged

If you share our passion for accessible and inclusive heritage programming, we invite you to make a donation while on the tour to help fund one of our next walks. Staff can accept donations via credit or debit card onsite, and gifts of $20+ will receive a charitable tax receipt. Cash donations will not be accepted.


Northside of Market Street (Front Street and Market Street)


Free, $10 donation suggested


Registration is not required

Event Location

Northside of Market Street (Front Street and Market Street)

Market St.
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