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The Welcome to Blackhurst program engages and educates all Canadians – particularly students – to the rich legacy of the history-makers of Toronto’s Bathurst-Bloor and Annex neighborhoods. It incorporates hands-on activities that readily connect participants to the local history of the surrounding community. Visitors may participate in walking tours of the neighborhood, attend coffee ceremonies, partake in sing-alongs with musicians, and/or listen to history lectures of this iconic neighborhood shared by the early families of the area, e.g., learn about and unveil the commemorative Canada Post stamp celebrating Albert Jackson – the first Black letter carrier in Toronto – whose family still lives in this neighborhood. This program caters to different age groups and accommodates diverse learning styles and teaching methods. Schools and special groups may book sessions of one hour or two hours.