I am a traveler, writer, and Ph.D. student researching the concept of being "outdoors while black." I'm also a certified hike leader for two outdoor clubs.
Together we will trace the Toronto footsteps of abolitionists Harriet Tubman, Josiah Henson, and others. As we explore schools, churches, and parks that played key roles in the Underground Railroad, we'll discuss why and how many black leaders—including former slaves—migrated to Toronto and built the foundations of a strong black community.
Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Bring your camera and water for the walk.
A drink at end of walk
Water for the walk
We will meet for a brief introduction before visiting key places linked to Toronto's Black history. We'll say goodbye after enjoying drinks at an African heritage cafe.