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Walk The 6 West: History of the Humber

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Walk the Six West: History on the Humber

On August 5, step into Canadian history along the banks of the Humber River.

Heritage York, in collaboration with partner organizations Swansea Historical Society, West Toronto Junction Historical Society, Etobicoke Historical Society, York Pioneer and Historical Society, and Sunnyside Historical Society, with financial support provided by the Government of Ontario through its Ontario 150 Community Celebration Grant, is pleased to announce the upcoming event, Walk the Six West: History on the Humber.

Join us on Saturday August 5 as we mark Ontario’s 150th anniversary with this FREE and unique outdoor theatrical experience in Étienne Brûlé Park. Walk the paths along the historic Humber River as you encounter many extraordinary Ontarians from our diverse past, hearing them recount and relive their personal stories — and the impact their lives had on the province and country that we all share today.

Join us to hear stories of Ontario history as told by the likes of

Poet and Performer Pauline Johnson
Painter Tom Thomson
Freedom seeker Joshua Glover
Photographer Geraldine Moodie
Father of Confederation Sir William Pearce Howland

Plus a trio of local characters from the Junction

Mrs. Brown

Anne Leung

A.B. Rice

Featuring performances by:

Ars Musica

Cheri Maracle

Mixed Company Theatre

Neil Ross

Sara Moyle

For additional information, including where to register for your free tickets, please visit or call (647) 675-1792.

Earlier Event: August 4
Lakeshore Mardi Gras