In the News: Archaeology of ‘The Ward’, Toronto

In the News: Archaeology of ‘The Ward’, Toronto

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Timmins Martelle in the News: Archaeology of 'The Ward', Toronto Hopes for the future Holly Martelle, MyOntario; 2017 Hopes for the future Holly Martelle, Heritage Matters; Feb. 2017 Archeologist unearths epic story of slavery and freedom in Toronto Mary Wiens, CBC News; Feb. 26, 2017 Courthouse site dig gives insight into Toronto's history Megan Doski, Toronto Star; Feb. 25, 2017 City hall exhibit uncovers Toronto’s early Black history Erin McGuey, thebulletin.ca; Feb. 23, 2017 Former Chinese Church site in Toronto has ties to African-American history John Lorinc, The Globe and Mail; Nov. 18, 2016 Artwork commemorates role of church in Toronto’s history Azzura Lalani, Toronto Star; Dec. 8, 2016 Toronto’s black history unearthed in excavation of landmark church John Lorinc, Toronto Star; Feb. 15, 2016  
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The Fugitive Slave Chapel – London, Ontario

The Fugitive Slave Chapel – London, Ontario

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Preserving Black Heritage in London, Ontario: The Fugitive Slave Chapel (1847-1869) by Matthew Beaudoin, Holly Martelle, Nicole Brandon (Timmins Martelle Heritage Consultants Inc.), and Darryl Dann (Independent Researcher): First posted to the Society for Historical Archaeology Blog March 25, 2014 The plain, wood framed, vernacular style, residential cottage sitting upon the lot at 275 Thames Street, London, Ontario, was slated for demolition to make way for an expansion of the Aboutown Travel Services parking facilities. After the request for demolition was approved, groups of concerned and aware citizens began protesting and combating the order because they remembered the history associated with the structure; they remembered the building as the Fugitive Slave Chapel.History of the Slave ChapelThe area surrounding London has an important, if often forgotten, association with 19th century Black…
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