Summer Walks- Our Sparkling Treasures: Walking York’s Waterway Gems
Sunday, 21 July, 12:00 pm -2:00 pm
Old River, Always New- Kingsmill Park/Old Mill to Warren Park and Lambton House. Ancient Toronto River’s ever changing waters and wildlife draw us into reflection and expression of our cultural and environmental heritage. Share stories, art, nature, photography, movement, music. Paved 3K, washrooms. Start at First Nations murals below Old Mill subway (staircase from Bloor St. bridge) or free parking in Kingsmill Park. End at Lambton House, 4066 Old Dundas St. #55 Warren Park bus returns to Jane Station.
Free Concert: George Linton
Sunday, July 21st
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
George Linton performs far and wide in Toronto playing country and folk standards on his fifty-year-old Yamaha acoustic guitar, a travelling musician who makes us happy. Over 30 years, his repertoire has grown to include music from throughout the world. “A musician can never know too many songs,” George recently told reporter Rahul Gupta. Linton, a retired journalist from the Globe and Mail, has volunteered in Toronto hospitals, retirement residences and more. Returning to Lambton House for a joyful Sunday afternoon on his guitar and banjo. Refreshments available. Good-will offering appreciated.
New Exhibit: A Celebration of community involvement in the designation of the Humber as a Canadian Heritage River
Opens to the public on 1 August 2019 to 31 October 2019.
It didn’t happen overnight
Humber Heritage Committee celebrates the culmination of 18 years of groundwork and advocacy for, and 20 years of, the Designation of the Humber as Canada’s first urban Canadian Heritage River. This Exhibit shows the Committee members’ associations, affiliations and hard work up to the MTRCA taking the lead on the Designation in 1995.
Humber Heritage Committee was formed in 1984 to advocate for the designation of the Humber River as a Canadian Heritage River. Originally it was comprised of representatives from appointed municipal heritage committees, the Toronto Field Naturalists, La Societe d’histoire de Toronto, ratepayers’ organisations, the Metro Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (MTRCA) and representatives of many river advocacy groups from its sources to its mouth. Consultations are on-going with Indigenous peoples.
The Committee – a precursor of the 1995 Humber Watershed Alliance on which several of our members sat – worked with the Conservation Authority from the early days and continues this beneficial working relationship.
Our members past and present are – Mary Louise Ashbourne, Joan Barrett, Janet Berton, Dan Brignoli, Heather Broadbent, Mary Budd, Ian Deslaurier (MTRCA), Margo Duncan, Helen Juhola, Sheila Lambrinose, Lisette Mallett, Luciano Martin, Florence McDowell, Madeleine McDowell, Joan Miles, Marjorie Mossman, Joan O’Donnell, Charlcie Stickley, Leslie Tomlinson, Ian Wheal.
Walk the Six West
August 3rd, 12pm-2pm and 2:30pm-4:30pm
Etienne Brule Park, Toronto
Walk along the shared path and witness the magic of outdoor theatre as we celebrate the diverse human history of the Humber River. Discover six theatrical installations sharing Indigenous, Francophone and Newcomer stories of the Humber River region. Featuring performances by Mixed Company Theatre, Ars Musica, Jason Wilson's Sumach Roots, Cheri Maracle, Erika MacNeil with Eric Cadesky and more.
Visit walkthesixwest.ca for more details.