Oil painting of Indigenous campsite along the river. The campsite is close to the shore, a wigwam/birchbark lodge is set up underneath a tree. A man and a woman are dancing, three people and a dog sit on the ground watching them. A canoe is perched on a rock that lines the shore. In the background is a forest and a cloudy sky.

Indigenous Paths and Presence Walking Tour

Date

July 21 @ 3:00 pm 5:00 pm

About the Tour

Engage with pre-colonial Indigenous histories in understanding the natural creeks and park systems in the Bathurst and Lawrence area. Explore the contrast between Canada’s first largest shopping district, a church from the War of 1812, and the indigenous plants and trees along the way.

This tour will be led by Alan Jamieson (Cayuga, Six Nations of the Grand River). Alan is studying Urban Agriculture at TMU and grew up learning from Native peoples on both sides of the Niagara River. After years of learning to sing, dance, language, and history, the importance of planting and farming became clear to Alan. He believes that concepts such as the Calls to Action by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, along with the United Nations Declaration of Indigenous peoples, can be put into action in a garden, and that working the land is a way of reconnecting to the original ways for all people.

Alternate Dates

There is another presentation of this tour on August 17 at 11:00am.

Cost and Registration

This tour is provided for $8.00/person. The total cost is $9.85 (includes a $1.85 transaction fee). Please note that space is limited on our tours. You may not be able to join a tour group if you have not registered ahead of time through our website.

Further Information

This tour runs rain or shine and lasts between 90 minutes and 2 hours. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and consider bringing sunscreen and water to make your tour as enjoyable as possible.

This tour is approximately 2.6 kilometers in distance. There are some unpaved portions of the route that take place in parks and gardens, and a park that is not accessible via a curb cut.

This tour uses individual audio headsets. All registered participants will be provided with an individual headset that will allow you to hear the live tour guide throughout the tour.

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.

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


Start Point

West side of Ledbury Street at the intersection of St. Germain Avenue and Ledbury Street

End Point

Barbara Frum Library (20 Covington Road)

Cost

$9.85 ($8.00 ticket + $1.85 Eventbrite transaction fee)

Registration

Pre-registration is required.

Tour Start Location

St. Germain Avenue and Ledbury Street

St. Germain Ave & Ledbury St
Toronto, ON M5M 1X2
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