Black Loyalists and their families were among the first setters in Upper Canada. As abolition movements and the Underground
Railroad gained support, Black slaves and refugees flooded into Canada and Toronto determined to build new lives for themselves
and their children. We will visit some of the buildings and sites of where blacks were involved in Toronto's past. You'll
hear of notable Black Torontonians. Two black Doctor's from Canada, Dr. A.T. Augusta and Dr. Anderson Ruffin Abbott served
in the Union army. Thornton and Lucie Blackburn who established Toronto's first taxicab. James Mink a successful businessman
who married his daughter to white man who sold her into slavery. Mary Ann Shadd was a teacher and first woman editor in North
America. She was also a recruiter for the Union Army. You will also hear of how successful blacks are in Canada today. This
Toronto Walking Tour last two hours. Tours begin at either 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Meet at the St. Lawrence hall at the southwest
corner of Jarvis and King. Cost $30 per person.
Further information and/or reservations can be made by calling 367-0380 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Reservation should,
made as soon as possible since it is on a first come first serve bases. On the day of the tour reservations can be made right
up to the tour's start provided you have talked to a live operator to confirm the tour.
230 Rose Park Drive
Toronto, Canada, M4T1R5