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WikiConference North America
Toronto — 9-12 November 2023
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The Wiki Culture Crawl is a WikiConference North America tradition, held on the day before the conference proper, on Thursday November 9.

There will be a series of GLAM tours and edit-a-thons in the morning and the afternoon, to be followed by the opening night reception in the evening.

Registration for the tours will be day-of, in-person from 9:00-10:00 AM in the lobby of the Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre. After 10 AM, if there are spots remaining for the ticketed events, they will be posted on the conference Telegram as a first-come/first-serve option. We will have organizers at the edit-a-thon at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) throughout most of the day.

Please upload the photos taken during the Culture Crawl to Commons' WikiConference North America 2023 Culture Crawl category. You may also wish to consider uploading science-related photographs taken during these GLAM tours for the Wiki Science Competition.

GLAM events and edit-a-thons

  • 11am-1pm - Morning edit-a-thon in museum library
  • 2pm-4pm - Afternoon edit-a-thon in museum library
  • 40 people
  • Upload photos here

Lunchtime walking tour

  • Our meeting spot will be Cafe Pamenar, 307 Augusta Ave. just south of College St. between 1 and 1:15pm
  • You can easily get to the market on public transit: the 510 Spadina, 506 College, and 505 Dundas Streetcars
  • Welcome to Kensington Market, feel free to grab a coffee for the walk while we wait for folks to arrive
  • If you arrive later, just ping the Telegram group and join us as we walk south on Augusta starting at 1:15pm, exploring different culinary and historical gems in Kensington
  • As we walk around, feel free to leave the group and visit a shop that you like or pop into whatever eating option that sings to your palette
  • Some food options as we walk around Kensington: Amazing sweets at Wanda's Pie in the Sky; Delicious bagels at NU Bügel; Sit down brunch / lunch at Kos, Pera, Egg Bae or Our Spot; Tacos from Gus Tacos or Seven Lives; Toronto legend, Italian meets Jamaica at Rasta Pasta; Ka Chi Korean; Saigon Lotus Vegan Vietnamese; Pho Hung, one of Toronto's most famous Pho places near the end of our tour; Finally in Chinatown: Rol San for Dim Sum, King Noodle for more Chinese food options, and Mother's Dumplings
  • If you have time or want another great coffee for your walk to AGO or wherever you're going, then stop by FIKA and get a Swedish treat too while you're at it
  • Vintage shopping: Exile and Courage My Love are among Toronto's most beloved vintage shops
  • Upload photos here

Evening reception

Snakes & Lattes Annex

In the evening, we will be hosting a cocktail reception starting at 6 p.m at Snakes & Lattes Annex (600 Bloor St. W). Unfortunately, due to capacity limits, we can only admit registrants who RSVPed (either during registration or form). Those who RSVPed will receive an email prior to the conference.

November 9 - Thursday morning - Culture Crawl

9:00 Required morning sign-up for cultural tours starting at 9 a.m at Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre 9:00
Royal Ontario Museum
40 people total
Art Gallery of Ontario

20 people total

Bata Shoe Museum
20 people total
10:00 Galleries Edit-a-thon Tour + Edit-a-thon 10:00
11:00 Edit-a-thon A (20 people) Galleries 11:00
12:00 12:00
13:00 Lunch (on your own) 13:00

November 9 - Thursday afternoon - Culture Crawl

Royal Ontario Museum
40 people total
Textile Museum of Canada

25 people total

Lunch Walking Tour

Unlimited people

Thomas Fisher Rare Books Library

40 people total

11:00 Edit-a-thon A (20 people) Galleries Tour + Edit-a-thon 11:00
12:00 12:00
13:00 Lunch (on your own) Lunch walking tour: Kensington Market
Mehrdad Pourzaki (MPourzaki (WMF))
14:00 Edit-a-thon B (20 people) Galleries 14:00
15:00 Tour + Edit-a-thon A (20 people) 15:00
16:00 Galleries Tour + Edit-a-thon B (20 people) 16:00
17:00 Break 17:00
18:00 Open Reception + Game Night starting at 6 p.m at Snakes & Lattes Annex

Due to capacity limits, RSVP is required. Those who RSVPed (either during registration or form) will receive an email prior to the conference start.