Ceremonial plaque unveiling which will explore Toronto's shared heritage with the Huron-Wendat Nation.
The North shore of Lake Ontario including present-day Toronto was once the home of the ancestral Huron-Wendat people. Accomplished farmers and traders, they occupied numerous villages between AD 1200 and 1600, nearly always along rivers and creeks. They left behind artefacts that included remnants of their distinctive ceramic vessels, tobacco pipes, stone axes, and bone tools.
On the site of what used to be a large Huron-Wendat village the Finch hydro corridor has now been constructed. The recent addition of a multi-use path to this corridor will allow us an opportunity to re-discover the heritage of this sacred space in cooperation with the Huron-Wendat.
The City of Toronto and leaders from the Huron-Wendat nation invite you for an event which will include an afternoon bicycle ride to unveil plaques commemorating the Huron-Wendat Nation. The City of Toronto would like to express gratitude to the Huron-Wendat Nation for allowing the construction of this new multi-use trail.
Weather permitting; a film screening may follow the cycling plaque unveiling in the evening. The film 'The Curse of the Axe' has recently been nominated for a Canadian Screen Award. This film delves into the archaeological discovery of a piece of iron at an ancestral Huron Wendat site near Toronto.