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Events & Presentations

Big Fight in Little Chinatown

In honour of Asian Heritage Month, TWHP is proud to co-sponsor Labour Council's movie screening of: Big Fight in Little Chinatown To register or for more information, contact Jennifer Huang at

Hogg’s Hollow Tragedy (1960)

REMEMBERING THE HOGG’S HOLLOW TUNNEL TRAGEDY (1960) Tuesday April 16 at 7 pm on Zoom On March 17, 1960, five men working on a watermain under the Don River died when a fire broke out in the tunnel. They were all recent immigrants from Italy, part of the huge of wave...

History of Labour Media (2024)

Recording The History of Labour Media Tuesday, 19 March, 20247:00 pm (ET) On ZOOM   The world of media has been changing at a rapid pace. Unions have been either catching up or staying ahead of the curve. Join us to find out about how labour has used media in the...

May Day, 2024

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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...

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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.


TWHP Banner: Created by Carole Conde and Karl Beveridge

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