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. A minimum of two people are required
for this tour. 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