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Join us on Thursday, April 28th as we launch our 2011 Heritage Toronto Walks season with an illustrated lecture on the history of Toronto’s railways, hosted by Derek Boles. Our 2011 Spring walk brochures will be available for pick up as well!
How the Railways Shaped Toronto
On May 16, 1853 the first passenger train steamed out of Toronto from a wooden depot that was located just east of present-day Union Station. Over the next century, the railways had a profound impact on the geography of Toronto and helped transform the city into the commercial centre of Canada. See rare images and animations that illustrate how the railways formed and altered Toronto’s built and natural landscape over the last century and a half. And discover the role that St. Lawrence Hall played in railway history!
DATE: Thursday, April 28th at 7:00pm
SPEAKER: Derek Boles, Toronto Railway Historical Association,
Author of Toronto’s Railway Heritage
LOCATION: St. Lawrence Hall
157 King Street East (at Jarvis), 3rd Floor – Great Hall