Topic ID #37114 - posted 6/12/2016 4:06 PM

Ontario’s hidden archaeological scandal


There’s a troubling scandal buried in the policy framework that guides the province’s approach to its archeological heritage.

With two major local archaeological digs recently completed or underway, as well as an effort by Premier Kathleen Wynne to own up to the province’s treatment of First Nations peoples, the past is in the news these days both in Toronto and across Ontario.

Indeed, tangibly so.

The excavations — at the planned Toronto Courthouse site on Centre Ave., as well as the North St. Lawrence’s Market redevelopment site – are yielding thousands of artifacts that speak to the city’s social and commercial history from its early colonial past to the immigration that re-shaped Toronto in the early 20th century.


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