This Sunday night, the fourth annual midnight Underground Freedom Train Ride in the TTC subway, presented by A Different Booklist bookstore on Bathurst Street, will take place. The midnight subway train ride welcomes Emancipation Day on Aug. 1 and marks the role of the Underground Railroad in Canadian history. Celebrations include: singing, poetry readings, drum playing and remarks by African Canadian Heritage Association.
“The annual Freedom Train Ride on the TTC is an important event for our city, and an occasion not to be missed,” says TTC Chair Josh Colle. “I am proud to have supported this event from its inception and want to thank the TTC staff and the event organizers for making this celebration possible.”
When: Sunday, July 31-Monday, August 1, 2016
Where: Line 1, Union to Downsview stations
Start time: Remarks begin at 10:55 p.m. at Union Station; ceremonial train departs Union Station at approximately 11:40 p.m., and arrives at Downsview Station at approximately 12:02 a.m. where a welcome ceremony and closing remarks will take place.
The 2016 Underground Freedom Train Ride attracts huge, jubilant crowds and is open to the public.