March 4, 2021, 7 PM EST: Our next Zoom Presentation:

John ManiezzoThe Humber & Toronto Carrying Place ‘Indigenous Portage

John Maniezzo is author of the Toronto Old Districts Facebook page and other Facebook pages relating to local history.  He grew up in York Township, attended Runnymede Collegiate and taught high school in North York and at Runnymede Collegiate.  As a local historian, John has given presentations at libraries, genealogy groups and at Swansea Historical Society.  John has extensively researched the Toronto Carrying Place trail along the Humber River and north to Lake Simcoe.

John’s presentation will reveal, through extensive photos, some of the history of this indigenous trail linking Lake Ontario to Lake Simcoe, with some reference to Penetanguishene and Lake Huron. The presentation will show how the Toronto Carrying Place trail was needed and used by the French coureur de bois and by later British traders.  John will explain how the trail later was discarded after the construction of Yonge St.   He will illustrate how part of this ‘portage-path’ remains through the short history of the Toronto Belt Line in 1892-94 and through the Weston Plank Road and present-day Weston Road.

ZOOM MEETING DETAILS:

Topic: WTJHS March4, 2021 Meeting
Time: Mar 4, 2021 07:00 PM America/Toronto

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A short business meeting will follow the presentation at about 8PM EST – Minutes of the previous business meeting available here:

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