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April 10, 2002
Experience a Taste of DOORS OPEN TORONTO 2002
  
New informative and entertaining Walks and Talks throughout May complement the
themes of DOORS OPEN TORONTO and enhance the big event.

Gothic Toronto - A Walking Tour
Sunday, May 5 - 2 pm to 3:30 pm
Gothic was the leading architectural style in western Europe between the 12th
and 15th centuries. Strangely, it became the style of choice for much of 19th
century Toronto. Tour leader, Peter Coffman, will discuss why our forebearers
worked so hard to recreate medieval England in Victorian Toronto. Meet in
front of the main entrance of University College, in the centre of the St.
George Campus University of Toronto. Rain or shine. Moderate difficulty.
Wheelchair accessible. Free.

Don Valley Communities: Todmorden and Doncaster - A Walking Tour
Saturday, May 11 - 10 am to Noon
Discover the early history of the Doncaster and Todmorden villages, from
Simcoe's arrival and the establishment of the mills, to the Taylor's
pre-eminence in the area. Includes historical anecdotes, geological information
on the Don Valley and Brickworks, as well as architectural features. Meet one
block west of the Broadview subway station, on the southside of Bloor Street in
the parkette by the viaduct. Rain or shine. Moderate difficulty. Tickets:
$2, includes admission to Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum. For more
information call 416-396-2819.

From Glaciers to Condos: 9,000 Years of Toronto's Shoreline
A Walking Tour of the Fort York Neighbourhood
Sunday, May 12 - 2 to 3:30 pm
Explore the evolution and history of the Fort York Garrison Reserve, the
Niagara neighbourhood, and the changing Toronto shoreline from the glacial era
to the present day. Learn about the origins of Fort York, the fortification of
the harbour, local railway & road building, and the subsequent industrial and
recreational history of this vital waterfront area. Discover the surprising
blend of past and present in the landscape surrounding the fort. Meet at Fort
York's Canteen, main entrance, at the end of Garrison Road, which runs off
Fleet Street. Rain or shine. Moderate difficulty. Free. Participants will
enjoy complimentary admission to the fort following the tour. Free parking.

Mike Filey's Favourite Buildings - An Illustrated Talk
Tuesday, May 14 - 7 pm
Popular Toronto author and journalist Mike Filey takes you on a slide
illustrated tour of some of his favourite DOORS OPEN sites. Mike's insider's
view of the city's architectural treasures are sure to enhance your enjoyment
of the forthcoming DOORS OPEN TORONTO event. The talk will take place at Enoch
Turner Schoolhouse, 106 Trinity Street, located at King Street East and
Parliament Street. Free parking is available in Power Street parking lots, just
north of King Street and east of Parliament. Tickets available at the door.
General Admission $10. Seniors $8.


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