WTJHS September Meeting – Note date: Thursday, September 14, 2017

Uncovering the Indigenous History of the Junction

Freshly painted Indigenous murals below the TTC subway bridge at Old Mill Station in Humber Park. (Mary Wiens/CBC)

A presentation by our summer students, Leanne Daly and Rahemah Siddiqui.  This presentation will highlight the Indigenous archaeological sites in and around The Junction including the Seneca village of Teiaiagon at Baby Point and various controversial burial effigy mounds. The students will also discuss the significance of the Humber River and the Toronto Carrying Place to Indigenous peoples over thousands of years and some extraordinary Indigenous projects and initiatives by the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation and other Indigenous groups in Toronto today. They will describe their research processes including visits to municipal, provincial, and university archives, an Anishinaabeg museum exhibit, and an interview with the Indigenous artist Philip Cote whose Anishinaabe creation story murals can now be seen on the bridge supports at Old Mill subway station.

Please note the time changes:  

  • The Archives will open at 6 pm
  • The meeting room doors open at 6:30 pm
  • Set up and Social Time 6:30 pm
  • Business Meeting at 7:00 pm
  • Presentation at 7:30 pm


Annette Public Library, Lower Level, 145 Annette Street, Toronto.

 

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August 5th, 2017 – History on the Humber

Premiering Neil Ross’ play ‘Canadian Junction: Town, City and Country’
— with A.B. Rice, Mrs. Julia Brown and Anne Leung —
a WTJHS Canada 150 project.
Also premiering: ‘Howland’ by Madeleine McDowell and Neil Ross

Poster Design by Cassandra Pollack

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Past Event: Summer Solstice Event: This Saturday June 24th!

Don’t miss our WTJHS Display near the corner of High Park and Dundas: 

June 24, 2017 from noon until midnight

  • Hear about our new project to uncover the indigenous history of West Toronto.
  • Learn the first steps in researching your own house in the Junction.
  • Join the WTJHS and be eligible to participate for free in our City of Toronto Archives Tour in October
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