|NOW : George Brown's house still stands, at the corner of Beverley and Baldwin streets.|
|THEN : This monument to George Brown was put up on the front lawn of Ontario's Legislative Assembly in the years following Brown's death.|
|THEN : The Globe office was located at the northeast corner of King and Victoria streets.|
|THEN : George Bennett.|
|THEN : The shot that took weeks to end George Brown's life. Who said Canadian political history is boring?|
|THEN : George Brown.|
|NOW : The grave of George Brown in Toronto's Necropolis Cemetery.|
|THEN : The Toronto Jail, more commonly known as the "Don Jail".|
|THEN : A portion of the human remains discovered in an unmarked grave outside the Toronto Jail. Their discovery became the subject of a documentary entitled "The Hangman's Graveyard".|
Join me on the weekend of April 20th an April 21st as we commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of York, which took place on April 27th, 1813. On Saturday, April 20th, we will walk the battlefield and discuss the events of the American invasion, and also visit the site where the fallen were buried. On Sunday, April 21st, we will visit Toronto's old town district, and discuss what it was like for those living in town under an American invasion. Imagine what it was like watching American soldiers running through town, gun or torch in hand, wondeing if your home would be next!
Call me at (416) 487 9017 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. For information on this and other special events that we are planning for over the summer, you can also find us on facebook, under "Muddy York Walking Tour Group".
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|THEN : The Battle of York, 27 April 1813.|