On Saturday, May 4, at 12:30 PM we invite you to join John along with members of the North York Historical Society and Heritage Toronto at the North York Central Library Main Floor Atrium (5120 Yonge Street) for the unveiling of a historical plaque commemorating the Golden Lion Hotel.
The Golden Lion Hotel was a landmark on Yonge Street at Sheppard Avenue for over a century. A popular way station and social centre in its time, the Golden Lion Hotel played an important role in the 1837 Rebellion. Rebels rallied there before heading south and later William Lyon MacKenzie and others took refuge there after their defeat.
The presentation will be followed by the Jane’s Walk titled ‘Farmers, Rebels and a Princess: People of Willowdale’. Led by Meredyth Schofield and Sam Sharp, Historical Interpreters at the Gibson House Museum. The walk will explore today’s local community spaces as well as ones that shaped early Willowdale. The walk departs at 1:00 PM and will end around 2:30 PM at Gibson House Museum (5172 Yonge Street, accessed from north side Park Home Ave between Yonge and Beecroft)
For more information on the City’s Plaques and Markues Program, visit the Heritage Toronto webpage.