Toronto Biennial Storytelling: Lost Rivers

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Small Arms Inspection Building (SAIB)

1352 Lakeshore Road East

Mississauga, ON L5E 1E9

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John Wilson of the Lost Rivers initiative guides a walk entitled 'Walk the treaty boundary of the “Toronto Purchase”'.

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John Wilson of the Lost Rivers initiative guides a walk entitled Walk the treaty boundary of the “Toronto Purchase” through Marie Curtis Park to the mouth of Etobicoke Creek, on the border between Toronto (Etobicoke) and Mississauga. This river mouth was one of two points along Etobicoke Creek, used to survey the western line of the Toronto Purchase, the treaty between Indigenous Mississaugas of the Credit and the British Crown that permitted European settlement. This line still forms much of the boundary between York and Peel Regions. The walk traces this liminal landscape, following waterways once used as transportation routes by Indigenous peoples, to consider hidden narratives of alienation, accommodation, and resilience.

Event Notes: Rain or shine, participants will meet promptly at 2pm at the Small Arms Inspection Building and moves to Marie Curtis Park.

Accessibility: The event involves active walking through various paths in a public park with a few stops to rest over the course of the program.

Image Credit: “The Toronto Purchase Boundary,” 1805, map, source unknown. Courtesy Toronto Public Library.

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Small Arms Inspection Building (SAIB)

1352 Lakeshore Road East

Mississauga, ON L5E 1E9

Canada

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