Sunday 21 April 2013

Parliament Interpretive Centre, Toronto, ON

After Gord and I did The American Occupation of the Town of York tour, we checked out the Parliament Interpretive Centre with Richard since that's where the tour ended. 

It is on the site where the original parliament buildings were (which the Americans burnt down in 1813).

There's lots of space ... it's in a former car dealership.

After watching a ten minute video about the discovery and excavation of pieces of the original parliament building, we walked around looking at the exhibits.

Here's Toronto (formerly called York) from a couple hundred years ago ... a bit different from today!

This is the attack by the Americans on April 27, 1813, when they took over York for about four days and burnt down the parliament buildings.

Toronto's population is now about 2.6 millon.

Here's some stuff from the excation ...

 Here are some things from the past.

It's an interesting place to spend some time.


Teresa said...

Looks like you had a very interesting and educational weekend.

Masshole Mommy said...

Wow, looks like a really neat place!

Margaret B said...

I didn't know this existed, but it's a great new spot for Toronto history. Thank you for sharing!