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June 10, 2002
Jack Batten leads historic walking tour on Davenport Hill
  
Join Jack Batten, CBC broadcaster and author, on Saturday, June 15, for a
walking tour that highlights the historic sites and landmarks above and below
the Baldwin Steps on Davenport Road at the foot of the escarpment, and the
traditional grand houses on top of the hill. The 1 p.m. tour begins and ends at
the City of Toronto Archives, 255 Spadina Rd., one block north of the Dupont
Subway Station. Hosted by the City of Toronto, this is one of the walks in the
Heritage Toronto annual program.

"This walking tour," said Jack Batten, "is a great way to showcase some of
Toronto's most interesting sites, both for their architectural and landscape
beauty, and for their historic value."

Refreshments will be provided at the end of the walk and participants are
invited to view the exhibit on display at the Archives. The Archives' current
exhibit -Your Home, Our City: 100 Years of Public Control over Private Space -
offers historical maps, plans, photographs and other records that document the
intersection between public and private interests in the development of
Toronto's residential neighbourhoods.

"We hope that the public will gain more knowledge and appreciation of the
tremendous history of this Toronto area," said Karen Teeple, Manager, Archival
Services. "The exhibit and walking tour complement each other very well and
will definitely provide an afternoon of enjoyment for those who attend."

Information on other walks to take place through to October can be found by
calling 416-338-3886 (press 1). For the City of Toronto Archives, call
416-397-0778 or visit the City's Web site at
http://www.city.toronto.on.ca/archives.


Media Contact
Media contact:
Karen Teeple, City of Toronto Archives,
416-397-7393

 

 

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