Toronto Workers' History Project

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Preserving and Promoting the History of Toronto’s Working People

The Toronto Workers History Project (TWHP) is a large group of workers, unionists, professors, students, artists, teachers, librarians, educators, researchers, community activists, and retirees dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the history of working people in Toronto.

We are committed to bringing to light the experiences of working people and their contributions as individuals and collectively to the building of this city, in the home, in the paid workplace, and in the community.


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Events & Presentations

Gairey Family

Event RecordingJoin Us in Honouring the Gairey Legacy of Civil Rights Activism The Gairey family’s history dates back to their great, great-great-grandfather’s escape from slavery through the Underground Railroad; the family’s activism is in their blood. Desmond...

Harvesting Freedom

Join us for this free online event with Author/Activist Gabriel Allahdua as he discusses his memoir: Harvesting Freedom: The Life of a Migrant Worker in Canada Gabriel Allahdua left St. Lucia after a hurricane destroyed his farm in 2010. In 2012, he became one of the...

Labour’s Antiques Road Show (2023)

Labour's Antiques Road Show Tuesday, December 5th, 2023 @ 7:00 PM (ET)   (Following the AGM) Once again, it's time for labour's show and tell. For our fourth annual Labour's Antiques Roadshow, we want you to bring forward those cherished items from your years in...

CLiF Screenings (2023)

Canadian Labour International Film Festival TWHP Screening: Sunday, November 26th, 7:30 PM (ET) TWHP is again pleased to participate in the Canadian Labour International Film Festival. We have arranged for seven (7) screenings - all of the films in each program were...

Sweep and Say Union!

"The people united will never be defeated." That was the chant of determined women strikers in the streets of Toronto nearly forty years ago. This play brings to life the struggles for justice waged by 250 women cleaners working at First Canadian Place in downtown...

Davy the Punk

TWHP Presents Davy The Punk Join us for a lively evening with esteemed Canadian folksinger, composer and author Bob Bossin Bob will discuss Davy the Punk, his award-winning book about his father’s life in Toronto’s gambling Underworld of the 1930s and ‘40s....

Expressive Acts

RecordingTWHP presents IN THE STREETS Historian Ian Radforth will talk about his new book, EXPRESSIVE ACTSCelebrations and...

Workers Graphic Histories: New Ways to Tell Our Stories

RecordingJoin us for a Live Zoom Event! Tuesday, September 19th, 7 PM (ET) Join us Tuesday, September 19th, at 7:00 PM (ET)...

Honouring Elder Vern Harper and the Native People’s Caravan

RecordingJoin us for a Live Zoom Event! Tuesday, May 9th, 7 PM (ET)June is National Indigenous History Month in Canada, a...

Spadina on Strike: The 1986 Garment Workers’ Win

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