Learn a little of Toronto's history as told through its plaques
The Toronto Carrying Place
Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted September, 2007
An Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada plaque here in this small park on the east side of Humbercrest Blvd just north of Langmuir Crescent has this to say:
Plaque coordinates: 43.655931 -79.492806
What came to be known as the Toronto Route or Carrying Place actually consisted of two alternate passages: one ascended the Humber River to the Holland, while a lesser one began 40 kilometres to the east and followed the Rouge River. The route connected Lakes Simcoe and Ontario and was an important trade route for the Indian nations and later the French. Étienne Brûlé travelled it in 1615 and the Iroquois reputedly used it on their way to attack Huronia in 1649. Although of lesser importance to British fur traders, it still contributed to the favourable position of the settlement which became Toronto.
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Bay of Quinte Carrying Place
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> Posted November 5, 2011
Is the path still usable? It would be interesting walking on the exact same path as the native did thousands of years ago. It has probably stuff built over it right?
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