FREE Public First Story Toronto Walking Tours – Indigenous Star Mapping along the Humber River

 

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First Story Toronto is offering 2 FREE public tours of the Indigenous Star Mapping along the Humber River over the next 2 weeks:

  • Tour #1
    • Time: Saturday, July 29th, 8-11pm
    • Place: Meet at the North end of Old Mill TTC Station along Old Mill Trail
  • Tour #2
    • Time: Saturday, August 5th, 8-11pm
    • Place: Meet at the North end of Old Mill TTC Station along Old Mill Trail

The tour will begin with an interpretive sneak peak of Resurge: First Timeline mural project which illuminates 13,500+ years of Indigenous people’s history and cosmology on Turtle Island. First Story Toronto guides will share stories of the historical significance of the area, Indigenous understandings of celestial bodies and their connection to terrestrial bodies. Participants will be invited to create and share their own star maps and hopes for the future. This tour is offered via the generous financial and logistical support of the Relay 2017.ca*. The tour is free but spaces are limited. Tickets for these tours are available via Eventbrite.

*Visit Relay2017.ca for a full list of programming along with rolling updates and announcements. Relay2017.ca has been made possible by the Toronto Foundation, Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Government of Ontario, StreetARToronto, Community Foundations of Canada and the Government of Canada, the Toronto Star, Arts in the Park, and the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund. Special thanks to the City of Toronto and Friends of the Pan Am Path.

NOTE: There will be no subway service between Sheppard West and St George stations on July 29th. All trains on Line 1 will turn back southbound at St George Station. Shuttle buses will operate between Sheppard West and Lawrence West stations during this closure. Customers are encouraged to use existing east-west bus/streetcar routes to the Yonge portion of Line 1 or north-south bus routes to Line 2. Customers travelling on Line 2 who wish to travel northbound should transfer at Yonge-Bloor Station. There is no shuttle bus service from St George Station. Wheel-Trans buses will operate between Sheppard West and St George stations upon request.

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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: firststory@ncct.on.ca 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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