S2E5: History at Work - Kaitlin Wainwright of Heritage Toronto

April 11, 2019

About the Episode

In this first episode of our History at Work series, we are joined by Kaitlin Wainwright, Director of Programming at Heritage Toronto. Kaitlin shares details on her career with Heritage Toronto, the types of programs they run, and how her career has shaped her outlook on history. Kaitlin also discusses how heritage influences our cities and citizens both economically and socially, and the recently published State of Heritage Report in Toronto.

About Our Guest

Kaitlin Wainwright is a public historian and Director of Programming at Heritage Toronto, a charity and City agency that promotes Toronto’s rich heritage and shares the stories of our city’s people and places. Kaitlin’s previous experience includes managing the most active plaques program in North America and cultural administration of public art and works of commemoration in Ottawa. Her writing has previously appeared in ActiveHistory, Torontoist, and TVO.org.


If you are curious to learn more about some of the programs discussed in this episode, please visit the links below.


Hosts: Robin Mullins and Keely McCavitt

Guest: Kaitlin Wainwright

Producers: Robin Mullins and Emily Cuggy

Audio Editing: Jessica Di Laurenzio

Web Content: Casandra Masse