Toronto event: Relief and Resistance, Nov. 22


A poor peoples history of East downtown Toronto

Presented by: Gaetan Heroux

Photos by: John Bonnar

Thursday November 22


at the Brunswick Theatre-

296 Brunswick Avenue, 2nd Floor

$5 or pay what you can

In the 19th century East Downtown Toronto was home to several poor houses and by the turn of the century the slums of Cabbagetown housed thousands of factory workers who were employed by rich industrialists.

East Downtown Toronto in the 1950’s was home to Canada’s largest skid row and during the 1990’s the corner of Dundas and Sherbourne became the site of some of most militant anti-poverty demonstrations in Canada. Now Toronto’s oldest working class neighbourhood is disappearing. How did this happen? How can we fight back?


Ontario Coalition Against Poverty

10 Britain St. Toronto, ON M5A 1R6




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