Did Étienne Brûlé Traveled Along Carrying Place ?

Thurs, Sept 24, 2015, 7 pm, at Montgomery’s Inn 4709 Dundas Street West: Find out if Étienne Brûlé went “From the Humber to the land of the Susquehanna in his historic journey of 1615.” Join Etobicoke Historical Society director and event organizer Hugh Barnett at the monthly EHS meeting, on a tour of some of the myths and facts surrounding Brûlé’s epic journey of 1615. Often credited with being the first European to visit the regions that now make up modern-day Toronto, a great deal of controversy persists today surrounding the actual route taken by Brûlé, French interpreter and fur trader, on his mission for Samuel de Champlain in the autumn of 1615. Did he actually travel the Tkaronto Portage, or Toronto Carrying Place Trail, along the Humber River to Lake Ontario, or did he in fact take a different, more westerly route, south to Lake Erie? Was he indeed the first European to visit modern-day Pennsylvania, traveling as far as the English settlement at Jamestown, or did he lie about the details of his journey to Champlain? What evidence do we have for his route today? Refreshments at 7 pm; the speaker begins at 7:30 pm. Montgomery’s Inn is at 4709 Dundas Street West at Islington Avenue, 3 blocks north of the Islington Subway Station. www.etobicokehistorical.com/events

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Swansea 8,000 Years

Sunday, September 13, 12 – 6pm, 222 Riverside Drive – Lucy Maud Montgomery Parkette, Free

This 1-day event is in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Etienne Brûlé’s expedition with the Wendat (Huron) down the Toronto Carrying Place Trail to the shores of Lake Ontario. Come and meet Etienne Brûlé and the many great historical figures who ventured the Trail leading to the development of Toronto as we know it today!

Plenty of things to do for ALL ages. A few highlights:
♦  You can be a part of history – audition to be one of the historical figures – click here.
♦  Unveiling of The Moccasin Project with Elder Gary Sault of the Mississauga of the New Credit Nation
♦  Arrival of the final stage of the 3-day Brûlé-Wendat Expedition
♦ Savour historic food prepared by Chantal Vechambre
♦ Métis Fiddler Quartet

Rain or Shine – Entrance is FREE (click here for more detail)

Date: Sunday, September 13th
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Place: 222 Riverside Drive – Lucy Maud Montgomery Parkette

Co-Hosted by the Swansea Historical Society and the Swansea Area Ratepayers Association

For More related events visit Swansea Historical Society Article here.

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Etienne Brulé Visited Parkdale 400 years ago.

Wednesday, August 26th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm,
High Park Library, 228 Roncesvalles Ave.

To mark 400 years since first contact between Europeans and First Nations in our area… Amateur historians of the Parkdale and Roncesvalles Historical Societies will present an overview of local history around the arrival of Etienne Brulé. Free event.

Hear about events that may have shaped the Canadian character. Wednesday, August 26th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, High Park Library, 228 Roncesvalles Ave

Parkdale Village Historical Society,  pvhs.info
Roncesvalles Village Historical Society. ‘Like’ us on Facebook, or see http://rvhsociety.blogspot.ca
Sponsored by the RMRA

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Parkdale Historic Houses on TV from Aug 24

Structues: ‘The Historic Houses of Parkdale’
Premiers Mon. August 24 at 10 pm.
Only on rogersTV channel 10 & 63 in Scarborough
You can watch it again!
Tuesday, August 25, 8:30 am, 11 am & 4pm
Wednesday, August 26, 4:30 and 9 pm
Thursday, August 27, 8:30 am and 2:30 pm
Friday, August 28, 2 am.
Parkdale is on TV and so am I, Jack Gibney.

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