Cabbagetown’s First People -

Before the Europeans

Plaque located at: Riverdale Park, Winchester Street, Toronto, ON, Canada

The plaque is situated in the upper part of Riverdale Park West, at the intersection of the 2 main paths, just north of the splash pool.

Centuries before there was a Cabbagetown community, and long before French fur traders or the British settlement called York, many different Aboriginal cultures such as the Anishnabai (Ojibwa), Haudenosaune (Iroquois), Huron, Eries, Petuns and Neutrals came together to trade, hold councils and seasonal ceremonies in this region of Ontario.

The confluence of these many cultures gave birth to a great circle of Aboriginal civilization with a rich ceremonial, ritual, artistic and political legacy.

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