This Jane's Walk starts in Christie Pits and ends in Trinity Bellwoods Park.

Landscape Archaeology of Garrison Creek

May 4, 2014 | 01:30 PM - start point : There's a bench in the park on the west side of Christie Street

 

The picture shows some of the houses that are buried beneath the Metro Store at College and Crawford, the bridge in the background carried Shaw Street over a tributary of Garrison Creek. Our City is a palimpsest; past landscapes are obscured by streets, houses and other improvements.  This walk is about finding clues that reveal the original topography.   We're going to look at sewer grates, retaining walls, finish floor levels and trees in an attempt to reconstruct the vanished landscape.

Walk Leader:  Jon Harstone

Jon Harstone is an author and local historian who lives in the west end of Toronto. With a background in architectural history and archaeology, Jon is a former board member of Heritage Toronto (formerly the Toronto Historical Board) and the former Chair of the Toronto Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee (LACAC).

Please check out this and all Jane's Walks at their website.

 

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