Yorkville is now home of the infamous Mink Mile, the seventh most expensive luxury shopping district in the world. But what was here before the glitz and the wealth? Join us as we explore the neighbourhood that was the centre of Canada’s bohemian, activist culture in the 1960s. Yorkville was the site of the radical experimental Rochdale College, a hub for folk musicians like Joni Mitchell and Neil Young, and where unknown writers like Margaret Atwood, Gwendolyn MacEwen, and Dennis Lee flexed their skills. How did the transformation from counter-culture hub to capitalist mecca take place? What were the forces that emerged to see so much change in such a short period? Take a walk with us to learn more.
Bring your cell phone with camera, and come dressed for the weather.
About Location Field Trip
Are you new to Toronto and curious about your city? Location Field Trip is a series of walking tours to local neighbourhoods led by artists, historians, storytellers and activists that Explore explore new places and neighbourhoods and discover Toronto’s rich cultural heritage and deeply rooted diversities. Learn about dynamic local neighbourhoods, and the stories, both visible and hidden, that have shaped our city through waves of migration, food and fusion, art, music and literature. Over the course of these interactive walks, you will co-create a new story through photos and reflections on the stories of Tkaronto, and the synergies between place and identity. Join us for a great opportunity to get outside and explore the city while meeting new friends and deepen your knowledge of this place we call home today.