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Lady Action: Toronto’s Trailblazing Women

Walk in the footsteps of Toronto’s trailblazing women!

Explore the map below from the comfort of your home or take it with you on a walk through downtown Toronto. 

The shift of our 2020 tour season to a digital platform was made possible by the generous support of our Tours Program Presenting Sponsor, TD Bank and The Ready Commitment.

This online tour was developed by Emerging Historian, Emily Gwiazda, with the support of a generous donation by Alex Pike.

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!

General sources

John Lorinc et al., The Ward: The Life and Loss of Toronto’s First Immigrant Neighbourhood. Toronto: Coach House Books, 2015.

Pat Staton, Toronto Women: A Walk Through History. Toronto: Green Dragon Press, 2012.

The Canadian Encyclopedia.