Category Archives: Public Tours

TONIGHT – Free Public First Story Toronto Tour at Warden Woods

First Story Toronto guides Philip Cote and Jon Johnson will be leading a free public walking tour in Warden Woods to share the Indigenous history and plant knowledge in the area. The walk will start at 6:30pm at 40 Teesdale Pl and will be about 2.5 hours in length. The walk is being offered as part of StART’s Pharmacy Avenue Underpass Art Project. The lead artist for this project, Jarus, will also be there. We look forward to seeing you there!


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.


FREE Public First Story Toronto Walking Tours – Indigenous Roots and Routes along the Humber River

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First Story Toronto is offering 2 FREE public tours of the Indigenous Roots and Routes along the Humber River over the next 2 weeks:

  • Tour #1
    • Time: Saturday, July 15th, 6-9pm
    • Place: Meet at the North end of Old Mill TTC Station along Old Mill Trail
  • Tour #2
    • Time: Saturday, July 22nd, 6-9pm
    • 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 ancient and contemporary routes and roots through the area that shaped the form and character of Toronto, and participants will be invited to map and share their own roots and routes to the city. 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 Jane and Ossington stations on July 15th due to track work. Shuttle buses will operate between these stations during the closure. Wheel-Trans buses will operate between Jane and Ossington stations upon request. Customers can speak with any TTC staff member to request the service.

NOTE: There will be no subway service between St George and Broadview stations on July 22nd. Shuttle buses will operate between these stations during the closure. Wheel-Trans buses will also operate between St George and Broadview stations upon request. Customers can speak with any TTC staff member to request the service.


FREE First Story Toronto Walking Tours for Myseum Intersections Festival, March 11th and 25th

We are pleased to announce that First Story Toronto, in collaboration with our partner Drift Toronto, will be offering 2 FREE public walking tours for the Myseum Intersections Festival. Here are the details:

Tour #1 – Indigenous Knowledge and Storytelling along the Lower Don

Join Philip Cote and Jon Johnson for an interactive storytelling tour of Indigenous medicines, landscapes, and histories of accomplishment, struggle, and resilience in the Lower Don and downtown area.

Time: Saturday, March 11th, 2-4pm
Place: We will meet near north end of the Corktown Common, where Bayview Ave. intersects with Lawren Harris Square.

Register through Eventbrite for your free tickets to this tour!

Tour #2 – Ancestors and Identity in North York

Join First Story Toronto guides Sarena Johnson and Brian MacLean for an interactive storytelling tour of the North York neighbourhood surrounding Gibson House Museum, highlighting stories from this area’s 12,000 years of Indigenous history and exploring how everyone’s ancestry and identity can be honoured in public places.

Time: Saturday, March 25th, 2-4pm
Place: Gibson House Museum, 5172 Yonge St, North York

Register through Eventbrite for your free tickets to this tour!


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