On this HistoricTO tour at Todmorden Mills, guests will delve into
the unwritten history of the Don Valley, from its origins as a
fruitful land used by Indigenous Peoples to hunt, fish and camp, to
the struggles of the labourers harnessing the massive power of the
Don River to build the young city of York (Toronto) and feed its
settlers. As the city grew, the Don Valley came to be seen as a
rift dividing Toronto - obstacle to city development, a place only
good for rough industry and inhabited by marginalized people with
no place else to go. At Todmorden Mills guests can see the effects
of industry on the environment and discover more recent attempts to
undo some of the damage caused.
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