Corktown Walk

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LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT


We would like to acknowledge this sacred land on which we stand. It has been the site of human activity for thousands of years. This land is the territory of the Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Haudenosaunee and most recently, the Anishinaabe peoples. Toronto is in the ‘Dish with One Spoon Territory’. The Dish with One Spoon is a treaty between the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee that bound them to share the territory and protect the land. Subsequent Indigenous Nations and peoples, Europeans and all newcomers have been invited into this treaty in the spirit of peace, friendship and respect.

Corktown Common Walk Summer 2018

An approximately 1.8 km walk on a mostly paved route from St. Paul's Basilica to the Don River via Corktown Commons.

This walk was developed by Rivers Rising Ambassadors Sarena Johnson, Darlene King and Leah Lem, Helen Mills of Lost Rivers, Rhonda Teitel-Payne of Toronto Urban Growers, and Nolan Scharper, volunteer.

Introduction

Take a walk on the land where Crookshank Creek and Sumac Creek once flowed into the Don River delta. Along the way learn about the connection between the potato famine, Corktown and the Choctaw Nation; visit the site of the Blackburn’s home and hear a riveting tale of escape from slavery; discover how activists have worked for 20 years to Bring Back the Don; discover art and people in the new Corktown Neighbourhood, and find out why Corktown Common Park is much more than just a park.