JourneyWoman Live: Travel at Home
Focus City: Toronto, Ontario on June 3, 2020, 1 pm EDT
Special Guest: The Honourable David Crombie, P.C., O.C., O. Ont
At a time when travel is restricted, there’s no better way to practice the skill of curiosity than by exploring your own city. We’re rolling out a series of city talks, with very special guests who know their cities inside out, providing an insider’s view to its history, off-the-beaten track places and outdoor activities.
For our inaugural session, we’ll learn about Toronto, Canada’s most populous city, from the Honourable David Crombie. Who better to guide us through this city of small neighbourhoods, rivers, soaring skyscrapers, unique neighbourhoods and green spaces than the former Mayor of Toronto. Mr. Crombie is a wonderful storyteller, with expansive knowledge of the city, its history and its future.
This session will be hosted by Carolyn Ray, Publisher of JourneyWoman, who sits on the Board of Myseum of Toronto with Mr. Crombie. Myseum is a non-profit established in 2015 by local Toronto residents who are dedicated to preserving Toronto’s history. To learn more about Myseum and their exhibitions and programs, click here.
Note: In Toronto, Mayors are not affiliated with a political party; they are non-partisan.
This event will be broadcast on Facebook on the JourneyWoman page (no registration required), and through Zoom for those who prefer it. To register on Zoom, please click here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
David Crombie has served as mayor of Toronto, a member of parliament and a federal cabinet minister. He is the former president and CEO of the Canadian Urban Institute, former chair of Ontario Place Corporation and founding chair of the Waterfront Regeneration Trust. He is president of David Crombie and Associates Inc., and Chair of the Greenbelt Council, which provides oversight advice on land-use planning policies in the Greater Golden Horseshoe. He is also a Founding Director of Myseum of Toronto, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of Toronto.
In addition, he is Chancellor Emeritus of Ryerson University and an honorary fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. Mr. Crombie has received honorary degrees from the University of Toronto, University of Waterloo and Seneca College. He has been appointed to the Order of Ontario and is an officer to the Order of Canada.
When’s the last time you looked at the place you call home with the wonder and curiosity that fuels your travels?
Even as parts of the world begin opening up, international travel seems a long way off for countries still gripped by the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re all feeling as grounded as a plane in a blizzard. But there’s no better time than now to channel all that pent-up wanderlust into our own cities and towns.
When’s the last time you looked at the place you call home with the wonder and curiosity that fuels your travels? Getting curious and exploring your own city isn’t just a boost to your local economy – it’s a serious mood booster for you. Tack on the exercise that comes with exploring on foot, and it’s a boost to your immune system to boot.
To stoke the fires of inspiration, we present our best tips to help you shed your this-is-home blinders and soak up your city like a traveller. Read more here and add to our list!
Toronto is a city rich in history and culture. Be sure to check out a few of our other city-centric articles:
- Discovering Toronto’s Resilient Women with a Virtual Tour of the Lost Neighbourhood of St. John’s Ward
- Perfect road trips from locals to Explore Canada
- What to Wear in Canada
Toronto Tourism has a few suggestions on what you can do: