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About Alexandra Park, Toronto
The recorded history of the area begins with the original survey of the northern shore of Lake Ontario conducted by Augustus Jones in 1791. The survey established a baseline soon to be called Lot Street (later renamed Queen Street). The area now known as Alexandra Park was then the southern portions of lots 16, 17 and 18 of Concession 1 of the Township of York. When the City of Toronto was incorporated in 1834, it included the area 400 yards to the north of Queen Street, roughly the location of present day Grange Street. The remainder of the area was annexed by the city in 1859. The area was purchased from the Denison family in 1841 by Sir Casimir Gzowski, a Polish engineer who built his grand home, which he called 'The Hall', at what is now the south-east corner of Dundas St. W. and Bathurst St. A neighbourhood sprang up around Gzowski's home that was inhabited largely by Polish and Ukrainian immigrants in the 1920s and 1930s. In the 1960s, 'The Hall' and many of the surrounding homes were demolished to make way for a public housing project. The public housing projects brought in many immigrants from the Caribbean, East Africa, China and Vietnam. Alexandra Park is known for having one of the largest African Canadian communities in Toronto, and people of African American ancestry are still evident in this neighbourhood. In the 1970s and '80s, there were racial tensions between the established Polish and Ukrainian immigrants and the new immigrants. An infamous African Canadian gang called the Project Originals emerged. Drugs and violence were a huge problem, and during this time, a crack epidemic swept the area. In the early '90s, a group of Alexandra Park residents sought to convert the government housing complex to self-governing co-operative housing, in order to attempt to make a difference in the struggling community in an effort to stop the oppression and drug wars the project had been facing for many decades previous. Today Alexandra Park is recovering from its harsh battles in the past, and making an effort to turn a new leaf.Wikipedia
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You are looking at travel information of Alexandra Park in Toronto. Alexandra Park is not the prime point of interest of Toronto. Although, you can pay a quick visit to it if you are around.
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Ripley's Aquarium of Canada is located in the heart of downtown Toronto and is this city's most exciting attraction! Canada’s largest indoor aquarium is a thrilling underwater adventure for everyone.
Discover all that Niagara has to offer on a narrated sightseeing tour of Niagara Falls from Toronto. Leave Toronto aboard a climate-controlled mini coach bus. Your guide will provide informative commentary that includes the history of the area, the role of the Native population, and the geography that makes the Niagara peninsula so unique. On your 9-hour tour, you'll see the Falls in the day time and magically lit up at night. Ride on the Hornblower Boat Cruise to get closer to the falls (seasonal and replaced by Skylon tower in the winter months). Stop at a winery at Niagara-on-the-Lake and enjoy free time to explore the historical town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. You'll have photo opportunities at scenic stops on the Lake Ontario waterfront, Floral Clock, Whirlpool Spanish Aerocar, Table Rock, and Clifton Hill. After sunset, enjoy a light show with Niagara Falls illuminated at night. Enjoy Fire works seasonally every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday night.
Your Niagara Falls experience starts the moment you board the climate-controlled bus at your hotel. You'll be taken on a tour that is guaranteed to stimulate your senses and leave you with memories that will last a lifetime. The tour includes free time to explore Niagara falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake and a local winery visit for wine tasting.
Enjoy a day trip from Toronto to Niagara Falls including personalized pickup and drop-off from your hotel. Stops include Niagara-on-the-Lake, Floral Clock, Smallest Chapel in the World, the hydro-power stations and a winery for wine tastings. Enjoy three hours free time in Niagara Falls. Tours are conducted by licensed Niagara Parks Commission Tour Guides and full commentary is given throughout the day. Return to Toronto around 6pm. Modern mini-coaches feature heating and air conditioning.
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