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Ron Brown: Toronto's Lost Villages

EVT447999

Mon Nov 30, 2020
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
60 mins

Over the course of more than two centuries, Toronto has ballooned from a muddy collection of huts on a swampy waterfront to Canada's largest and most diverse city. Amid (and sometimes underneath) this urban agglomeration are the remains of many small communities that once dotted the region now known as Toronto and the GTA. Before European settlers arrived, Indigenous Peoples established villages on the shore of Lake Ontario. With the arrival of the English, a host of farm hamlets, tollgate stopovers, mill towns, and, later, railway and cottage communities sprang up. Vestiges of some are still preserved, while others have disappeared forever. Some are remembered, though many have been forgotten.

In Toronto's Lost Villages, all of their stories are brought back to life. Ron Brown, a geographer and travel writer, has authored more than twenty books, including Canada's World Wonders and The Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore. He joins us for an online conversation to discuss his book, In Toronto's Lost Villages.

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