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Heritage Toronto Launch of Toronto: An Illustrated History of its First 12,000 Years

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Heritage Toronto Launch of Toronto: An Illustrated History of its First 12,000 Years
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008 - 6:00pm

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Heritage Toronto celebrates the book launch of Toronto: An Illustrated History of its First 12,000 Years. Edited by Dr. Ron Williamson, it is the first illustrated book to capture our 12,000-year history

On Wednesday, November 12, Heritage Toronto, Archaeological Services Inc, and James Lorimer & Co. Ltd. are pleased to host the launch of the new book Toronto: An Illustrated History of its First 12,000 Years. Dr. Williamson and other contributors will be on hand to introduce the book, answer questions and mingle at St. Lawrence Hall. The book is the first fully illustrated publication to depict Toronto’s 12,000-year-old history, and will be available for purchase for the first time.

From the final retreat of the Laurentide Ice Sheet to its emergence as a Canada’s leading city, this book explores the evolution of Toronto over the past 12,000 years. Five knowledgeable historians – including Drs. Williamson, Robert MacDonald, Carl Benn, Chris Andreae and Roger Hall - have combined efforts to bring together beautiful illustrations and fascinating, fresh perspectives in this new, natural, archaeological and social history.

When: Wednesday November 12th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: St. Lawrence Hall – The Great Hall, 157 King Street East (at Jarvis Street), 3rd Floor

Dr. Ron Williamson is Managing Partner and Chief Archaeologist at Archaeological Services Inc. and is the Director of the Archaeological Master Plan of Toronto. He served on the Board of Heritage Toronto from 1999 to 2006.

Heritage Toronto works with the citizens of Toronto to advocate for, preserve, and promote a greater appreciation for our city’s rich heritage. Through partnerships with local community groups and volunteers, Heritage Toronto works to heighten awareness of our shared history by providing city-wide programs and services. Programs include free neighbourhood walking tours, the annual Heritage Toronto Awards and William Kilbourn Memorial Lecture, a heritage plaques and markers program and participation in Doors Open Toronto.

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JF Robitaille: Minor Dedications

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