Colour photo of pow wow dancers in regalia dancing in a circle. Surrounding the circle are people watching the dancers. Beyond that are white vendor booths. In the background are trees and the top of the CN Tower can be seen in the distance.

Indigenous Roots: A Living History

Discover the first peoples and their modern day contributions.

Explore the map from the comfort of your home or take a self-guided tour along the route to learn about the Indigenous culture and communities that have lived in this city for thousands of years. Learn how Indigenous people helped shape the Toronto we know today.

This tour was developed by Heritage Toronto’s Indigenous Content Coordinator, Mnawaate Gordon-Corbiere, with the support of Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training, Andrew and Sharon Himel and Family, and TD Bank and The Ready Commitment.

Choose a marker to begin your tour

If you’re exploring on a mobile device, please abide by all traffic and safety rules. Only look at your device when you are standing stationary in a safe location!