Wednesday to Sunday
11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm
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). As the city
grew, the Don Valley came to be seen as a rift dividing Toronto -
obstacle to city development and a space 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.
Pay-what-you-can (PWYC) with a suggested donation
Proof of vaccination is not required for participation in
indoor or outdoor museum programming (in accordance with the
Reopening Ontario Act). Active screening, contact tracing, masking
and physical distancing are in place to provide a safe museum
experience for our guests and staff.
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