It’s National Indigenous Peoples Day!

Of course it should be every day, but I just wanted to devote a post to acknowledge the long Indigenous history of Turtle Island, where I’m privileged to have lived my entire life.

It is worthy to note that Davenport Road, located a few hundred metres from my home on Spadina Road, has quite a significant association with Indigenous history. In fact, it is believed to be Toronto’s oldest road. Before Europeans arrived in this neck of the woods, it was an old Indigenous trail that went along the shoreline of Lake Iroquois, an inland sea that once comprised all of the Great Lakes. It explains why there is a drop off in elevation to the immediate south.

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