Submissions:2023/Walking Tour of Toronto

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WikiConference North America 2023 unfortunately could not accommodate this submission in its program this year.


Walking Tour of Toronto


Community Initiatives, Education, GLAM / Heritage / Culture

Type of session:



Come experience the sites of Toronto on a walking tour of the city! Participants can take pictures of the city while listening to its history. From the meeting place of Indigenous peoples, to revolutions and riots, to music and culture, the city has experienced many major events. Estimated route will be: Toronto Public Library (starting point, discussion of Indigenous history), Yorkville and Bay (history of Yorkville), ROM (history of ROM and study of dinosaurs in Canada), Queen's Park (colonization of Ontario, Queen's Park, William Lyon Mackenzie), Bay and Wellesley (financial history), Church and Wellesley (queer history in Toronto), Bloor and Yonge (Yonge street), return to the public library.

Author name:

A. Filipowich

E-mail address:

Wikimedia username:


Affiliated organization(s):

Estimated time:

1 hour - 1.5 hours

Special requests:

A sign so that participants can see me, or funding to create the sign.

Have you presented on this topic previously? If yes, where/when?:


Okay to livestream?

Do not livestream

If your submission is not accepted, would you be open to presenting your topic in another part of the program? (e.g. lightning talk or unconference session)

Yes, happy to discuss history of Toronto in another format