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Indigenous Landscape project at U of T’s St. George campus to bring history, culture and learning to Hart House Green – U of T News

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 201945 Views

Before the University of Toronto came to be, there was what we now call Taddle Creek – a waterway that began near the intersection of Davenport Road and Bathurst Street, snaked through the St. George campus and then made its way down to Lake Ontario.

The creek was a gathering place for Indigenous groups, including the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca and, most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.

With European colonization, the region became the city of Toronto and continued to grow, leading to the creek’s having been buried underground.

Now, a new U of T landscape project looks to pay tribute to the Indigenous nations that lived alongside Taddle Creek, while providing the university’s current Indigenous students, staff and faculty with a place to gather, commemorate and celebrate Indigenous history and culture.

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