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Sunday Stroll - The Vimy Connection at Guild Park

Celebrate Canada Day early by coming for a free walking tour at Guild Park that highlights some fascinating - and overlooked Canadian stories

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Sunday Stroll - The Vimy Connection at Guild Park
Sunday Stroll - The Vimy Connection at Guild Park

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Jun 30, 2024, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Toronto, 201 Guildwood Pkwy, Scarborough, ON M1E, Canada, Canada

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This Sunday Stroll highlight's Guild Park connection with one of Canada's most important military stories - the taking of Vimy Ridge during World War I.

Few people are aware of the link between Guild Park & Gardens and Vimy Ridge, which is Canada's only national park located outside our country. 

During the free 60-minuter walk, you'll see Guild Park's two commemorative Vimy Oaks,  trees descended from the European oaks that grew on the site of Vimy Ridge. 

The Sunday tour describes how a Scarborough soldier made it possible for this young pair of special oaks to get planted on the grounds of Guild Park.

The walk includes sculptures at Guild Park that are directly connected the Canadian National Vimy Memorial. For those unfamiliar with this towering structure in northern France, you'll see its image on the back of Canada's $20 bill.

Sunday Strolls at Guild Park take place on the last Sunday of the month during the summer. Each tour explores a different theme about the art, nature and people related to historic Guild Park.

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