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Jane’s Walk: Embracing Our History at Jane/Finch

Jane’s Walk: Embracing Our History at Jane/Finch

  • Author: Park People
  • Date Posted: May 8, 2013
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This walk was hosted by the Action for Neighbourhood Change (ANC) and the Jane and Finch Family and Community Centre. Attendees learned about the Black Creek Bike race taking place in the fall, walked through Driftwood park where new trees had just been planted two weeks ago, walked through the hydro corridor that was lush and green and had a bike path running right across it from Norfinch Drive to Yonge street and Black Creek intersecting it. Carolyn King from the Mississauga of the New Credit First Nation spoke about the history of this place, how the Anishinabe would have lived in small villages along the Black Creek and that the trail we were on would have been the same trail the First Nations people would have traveled hundreds of years ago.  Our stop at Black Creek Pioneer Village was very much about “embracing our history”, a place we can go to find out how people lived in the 1800s. Agriculture, history, industry & infrastructure, all just a stone’s throw from a ‘notorious’ part of Toronto. Jane & Finch has so much history that needs to be shared, has an abundance of green space that needs to be experienced and has amazing, hard working people.

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