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
the only black woman recruiter for the Union Army. 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 $25 per person.
Further information and/or reservations can be made by calling
416-367-0380 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Reservation should be 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.
(Toronto Black HistoryTours)
230 Rose Park Drive
Toronto, Canada, M4T1R5