“The Toronto Purchase” Treaty Walk at Neilson Park
Saturday, October 23, 2021, 1 pm – 3 pm
All Ages, Pay What You Can
Facilitator: John Wilson
Location: At the Centre
John Wilson of the Lost Rivers initiative will introduce “The Toronto Purchase” Treaty Walk at Neilson Park exploring part of the Etobicoke Creek trail.
Etobicoke Creek forms part of the boundary between Toronto and Mississauga. More than two centuries ago, a treaty, called the Toronto Purchase (Treaty 13), was concluded between the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and the Crown, opening Toronto to British colonial settlers. Participants will explore the landscape and waterways of Neilson Park, walking through paved paths and forest trails suitable for all ages and abilities. Outdoor clothing and footwear are recommended.
John has led over 100 Lost River Walks from the Rouge River in the east to Etobicoke Creek in the west. For 15 years, John served on and chaired the Task Force to Bring Back the Don. He has developed outdoor programming for Evergreen, Toronto Field Naturalists, Toronto & Region Conservation and the Toronto Biennial of Art.
Register for this event: F21ATPTW
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