Planning our first Winter Solstice Walk!

Several of us met again today to walk the itinerary of our first-ever winter-themed Indigenous walk, as part of our ongoing research and planning for the public walk you’re invited to join  on Sunday Dec. 20th, beginning at 2pm.

First Story Toronto is collaborating with Toronto Green Community and its two projects, Lost Rivers and Rivers Rising, to blend landscape and watershed awareness with Indigenous stories and sites in midtown Toronto.

We’ll begin at 2pm at the site of the 550-year-old Huron-Wendat village situated where Allenby School now sits, at Avenue Road and St. Clements Avenue.

Jackes site, Wendat Village_Kocsis                                                                                     Drawing of site by Ivan Kocsis, commissioned by R.O.M.

On this particular walk, Huron-Wendat history and culture will be our primary focus, but we hope to have Anishinaabe and Cree members adding their memories and perspectives on Winter topics.

We’d love to hear your suggestions too! Write us at with any memories, ideas and suggestions you have for making a Winter Walk an enjoyable and educational experience for everyone. And join us on Dec. 20th for this FREE event!

Our inaugural Winter Walk:

Sunday, Dec. 2oth, 2-4:30pm (includes indoor craft and storytelling in final hour)

Starting at: SW corner of Avenue Road and St. Clements Avenue, at 2pm

Ending at: North Toronto Memorial Community Centre, in Eglinton Park (200 Eglinton West, at Oriole Parkway)

Longhouse 1_Eglinton Park


About FirstStoryTO

A mobile app that invites users to explore Toronto’s Indigenous history. This is a community project that is a work in progress. For those interested, we encourage you to email us at: with suggestions for possible sites and/or stories you would like to share on First Story. This blog will be up while we work on creating a permanent website for First Story. View all posts by FirstStoryTO

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