Grant AME Church Plaque Presentation
Heritage Toronto hosted the unveiling of a heritage plaque honouring the history of the Underground Railroad at the African Methodist Episcopal Church at 23 Soho St. on Dec. 3 from 1 to 2 p.m.
Established in Toronto in the 1830s, the African Methodist Episcopal Church was a vital centre of Black spiritual and community life.
This historical plaque recognizes the critical role the AME Church played in the Underground Railroad abolitionist movement and other social justice causes during its long history.
Speakers at the event included Mayor John Tory, Rosemary Sadlier, Grant AME Church Pastor - Reverend Canute Davis, and Nikki Clarke (Ontario Black History Society).