Heritage Walk: Portuguese Toronto

Since 2014, the PCHP and Heritage Toronto have offered the tour "Portuguese Toronto" focusing on the history of that community since the late 1950s, when Portuguese immigrants began settling in the city, particularly in the neighbourhoods of Kensington Market and Alexandra Park, and later moved west along Dundas Street West towards what is now "Little Portugal". The tour highlights the different ways that Portuguese immigrants helped shape the city’s labour, business, cultural and urban landscape by exploring the landmarks of home, work, play, politics and worship.

In this online companion, tour participants with mobile digital devices can look at the photos associated with each stop, as our tour leaders speak about the historical significance and themes connected with each site.

START POINT: Bellevue Square Park, 5 Bellevue Ave. Meeting point: NE corner of park, near Augusta Ave. and Denison Sq.
FINISH POINT: Trinity Bellwoods Park, corner of Montrose Ave and Dundas St W.
LENGTH: Approx. 2 hours
FOCUS: Historical
DIFFICULTY: Average walk on flat pavement, busy narrow streets

Next walk: June 6, 2015, starting at 10am.

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