For 37 years, Arthur Goss was the Official Photographer for the City of Toronto.
Fredelle Maynard was a writer, child care specialist, and TV host.
A pioneer for women’s rights who made Laura Secord a household name.
Retired executive who devoted the rest of his life to his passion: naval history.
Canada’s pre-eminent World War II artist.
Some call him "the most Canadian poet".
Renowned Canadian sculptor whose masterpiece is the Canadian National Vimy Memorial.
World-renowned innovator of ballet education.
Upper Canada's first First Lady: a fine artist and diarist1 min
Artist, activist, teacher.
Renowned musician, composer, conductor, and organist.5 min
When we think about Toronto’s “Bohemia”, Yorkville in the 1960s or Queen West often come to mind. But Cabbagetown is not only a neighbourhood mainly made of victorian homes, big and small. It has over time been a magnet for artists, musicians, and writers. The Cabbagetown People Project (associated with the Cabbagetown Preservation Association) documented the lives of this area’s remarkable former residents. Plaques have been affixed to the homes where these people once lived. Join us for a walking tour that will take you through the streets of Cabbagetown. This self-directed tour will stop in front of homes where significant writers, artists, and musicians once lived. Many left an important imprint on their field: Governor General Award, Order of Canada, Lifetime Achievement Award, Toronto Arts Awards for Literature, Arts Medal, etc. The stories of these remarkable Canadians will be told.