[photo/foto: by V.Lemos]
Urban Explorer (Exploradora Urbano)
When it comes to commuting I rather walk or travel by city transit, whether it’s Toronto or a city I am visiting. Walking is not only a healthy choice, but it allows people to see things that normally get overlooked if you are traveling by bus or car. In my estimation it is the only way to see, learn and get acquainted with the ‘pulse’ of a city.
Tour Guide Experience…
I have led heritage and customized city walks for individuals and groups since 2005.
Old Town Toronto…
I have lived in Corktown, Toronto, since the 1980s. It is the home to many historic landmarks which includes, and is not limited to: St. Paul’s Basilica (Toronto’s first Roman Catholic Church); Trinity Church (known as Little Trinity – one of Toronto’s oldest standing buildings); Enoch Turner Schoolhouse; The Consumer’s Gas Buildings on Parliament Street; The Thornton Blackburn site; historic Riverside Church and many more.
My interest in local history, especially that of Corktown and Toronto’s Old Town Historic District, has led me to acquire a diploma in: Records & Archives Management. Other studies also include Photography, taken a the Ontario College of Art, Toronto. In addition, my research skills and knowledge of archives’ holdings has allowed me to work for individuals and companies in the area of genealogical research.
* Newly Released History Book…
In December 2019, I release my first book titled, “Corktown: The History of a Toronto Neighbourhood and the People Who Made It.” For more information visit: Corktown History
Between 2000 and 2005 I curated a number of family history exhibits. To celebrate Toronto’s Pan Am and Parapan Games 2015 a collection of my photographs, that document the Town of Corozal, were displayed at Preservation House.
Riverdale Historical Society, board member & webmaster
Toronto’s First Post Office, member
All photographs of Toronto on this site are taken by: Todas fotos están cogidas por: Cory Lemos