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ASI Organizes Public Session “The Archaeology in Toronto” at AIA Conference

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As part of the Joint Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) and the Society for Classical Studies (SCS) taking place this January in Toronto, ASI’s Ron Williamson and University of Toronto’s Michael Chazan have organised a public session on “The Archaeology of Toronto”. The free session begins at 12pm, Sunday January 8th, in the Civic North Ballroom at the Sheraton Centre.

Geared towards the general public, these papers present a variety of topics sure to pique the interest of all Toronto history buffs!


  • “The Management of Archaeological Resources in Toronto: Conservation and Interpretation”, Ron Williamson, ASI and Susan Hughes, Heritage Preservation Services, City of Toronto
  • “The Archaeology of Toronto’s First General Hospital”, Eva MacDonald, ASI
  • “The Ward Uncovered: Archaeological Investigations of one of Toronto’s First Arrival Neighbourhoods”, Holly Martelle, Timmins Martelle Heritage Consultants Inc.
  • “Toronto’s Waterfront Features – The Queen’s Wharf and an Early 19th century Schooner”, David Robertson, ASI
  • “The Thornton and Lucie Blackburn Site: Toronto’s First Cab Company and a Safe Terminus for the Underground Railway”, Karolyn Smardz Frost, Acadia University
  • “Fifty Years of Archaeology at Old Fort York: The Founding of Toronto”, Richard Gerrard, Culture Division, City of Toronto

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