The Toronto Carrying Place:
rediscovering Toronto's most ancient trail

Snaking through Toronto's streets and the subdivisions of the GTA is a hidden, centuries-old trail; a secret path remembered only by a few. In its day, the Toronto Carrying Place was famous enough to appear on globes made for the king of France. It was the road to wealth, adventure or violent death for thousands of travelers. Now, its route lies buried and ignored under sidewalks and sewers and farmland.

The Toronto Carrying Place: rediscovering Toronto's most ancient trail guides the reader along Southern Ontario's most important native path. Retracing the route of the ancient portage from Lake Ontario to Lake Simcoe, author Glenn Turner shows how today's cityscapes and landscapes have been shaped by their association with the Carrying Place. As he walks the 45 km trail, the author points out the legacy of the Wendat (Hurons), the Ojibwe, the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois), the French and the English to Ontario's past and present.

The Toronto Carrying Place: rediscovering Toronto's most ancient trail is currently under consideration by a major Toronto publishing house.