Jane’s Walk: May 08, 2016 1:00 PM, 1.5 Hours
Begins at the Workers Arts & Heritage Centre, 51 Stuart St.
The Walk Team: Helen Kirkpatrick, Frank Soberg, Ron Rubin, Richard Ficek
Introductory talk by Florencia Berinstein, Executive Director, Workers Arts and Heritage Centre
About This Walk: This 90 minute walking tour features Central Neighbourhood residents sharing historical tales about homes, the industrial past, current changes & plans for the future. This walk will begin at the Workers’ Arts &Heritage Centre (WAHC) with a brief presentation of the history of the railway & the Customs House, now WAHC, and the future.
On the walk along Murray St to Bay St, stops include The Witton Lofts, the Fratellanza Hall and the Harmony Apts, both reflective of the Italian history in the area, and the 1842 Stone House at Murrary and Park.
We will then walk to Central Park for presentations on the history in the area and plans for the Barton-Tiffany lands and for Central Park itself. We will then walk along Sheaffe Street to MacNab with a presentation at the 1879 MacNab Terrace and then return to WAHC.
WAHC is part of OPEN DOORS and participants are encouraged to spend time inside learning more about our history and plans for the future.
How to Find Us: We will have a banner More Stories from Central (see picture) and each of the 4 Walk Team members will have a badge and their name with the same picture.
Taking Public Transit: The Workers’ Arts & Heritage Centre (WAHC) is at 51 Stuart St, between Bay & MacNab N. There is street parking available on the surrounding streets. The Bayfront Bus stops at MacNab & Murray, and then a one block walk North along MacNab St.