"Hogg's Hollow" Walking Tour

"Hogg's Hollow" Walking Tour

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Corner of Mill and Yonge Street (grassy section next to tennis courts)

3885 Yonge Street

Toronto, ON M4N 2P2


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Explore the Hogg’s Hollow area during North York’s 100th anniversary, from its role in the 1837 Upper Canada Rebellion to modern day.

About this event

Explore the Hogg’s Hollow area during North York’s 100th anniversary. The neighbourhood’s idyllic charm hides harrowing stories of heroism and heartbreak, from its dramatic role in the 1837 Upper Canada Rebellion to the infamous location of the 1960 construction disaster resulting in the deaths of Italian immigrant workers. This tour was developed with our community partner, the North York Historical Society.

Start Location: Mill Street and Yonge Street (grassy section near tennis courts)

End Location: York Mills Subway Station (4015 Yonge Street)

Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes

Distance and Terrain: Approximately 2 kilometres, mostly on city sidewalks and some non-paved urban parks. Please note this walk features steep steps and some uneven pavement in places.

Registration is required for all tours. Please note: you will not be able to join a tour group if you have not registered ahead of time.

This tour relies on a loudspeaker sound system. For over 25 years, our goal has been to share Toronto’s history and showcase its architecture, spaces, communities and cultures with as many people as possible. We continue this commitment by providing these accessible tours and ask you to support this work by making a donation when you register or on the tour. Charitable tax receipts will be issued for donations of $20 or more.

Our staff and volunteers will be at the tour's starting location 30 minutes prior to each tour. Please arrive at least 5-10 minutes prior to the start of the tour to allow time for check in.

We are excited to host in-person tours this year and ask for your help and patience in making the experience as safe as possible for everyone. All tour events will follow Toronto Public Health guidelines and Heritage Toronto safety measures. Tours are held outside and masks are recommended for all participants. Masks will be available on the tour upon request.

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