Skip to content Skip to main navigation
MYSEUMONTHEMOVE / Women of the Ward Walking Tour

Women of the Ward Walking Tour

We brought back Women of the Ward on May 25th and 26th as part of Doors Open Toronto 2019! Women of the Ward is a theatrical walking tour that tells the history of Toronto’s first immigrant enclave, and some of the important women who touched that community and the city as a whole.

performance of elizabeth neufeld

 

During the tour, participants encountered these four women through a series of dramatizations:

Jean Lumb – An activist and owner of a Chinese restaurant who helped break down barriers for the Chinese community in Toronto.
Performed by Stephanie Jung, Written by Marjorie Chan

Cecelia Reynolds – joined the African-American community in Toronto after escaping slavery and initiated a longstanding correspondence with her former enslaver in order to obtain freedom for her mother and brother.
Performed by Akosua Amo-Adem, Written by Audrey Dwyer

Annie Whelan – an Irish immigrant who became a bootlegger in order to support her family.
Performed by Elizabeth Whitbread, Written by Ali Joy Richardson

Elizabeth Neufeld – a Jewish American social worker who established, Central Neighbourhood House, the first settlement agency in Toronto.
Performed and written by Coleen MacPherson

Tour Guides

John Lorinc is a Toronto journalist. He writes about urban affairs, business and politics for various media, including Spacing Magazine, The Globe and Mail and Walrus.

Tatum Taylor is a writer, heritage planner, and Texan transplant, currently based in Toronto. She holds a master’s degree in historic preservation from Columbia University. She has co-edited three anthologies on Toronto’s history for Coach House Books, including The Ward: The Life and Loss of Toronto’s First Immigrant Neighbourhood and, Any Other Way: How Toronto Got Queer. Both were shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award; and The Ward won the Heritage Toronto Book Award. Her most recent co-edited work is The Ward Uncovered: The Archaeology of Everyday Life.


Contributors

Photography and video will be taken at this event.

Women of the Ward Walking Tour

25 May 2019 –
26 May 2019

Church of the Holy Trinity
19 Trinity Square,
Toronto, ON M5G 1B1

Filed under:
Adventures

Myseum is your
Toronto museum.

Our engaging programs and experiences showcase the history, spaces, culture(s), architecture, and the people, that represent Toronto’s unique place in the world.

STAY IN THE LOOP

Sign up and be the first to hear about upcoming events and experiences presented by Myseum.