S2S16: Summer Road Trip Series - Central Canada

September 12, 2019

Our summer road trip series concludes in Central Canada as we explore sites in Ontario and Quebec. Locations include Fort Henry, Toronto’s Necropolis, Neys Provincial Park, the Plains of Abraham, and Pointe-à-Callière Museum. We also discuss what histories these sites have chosen to commemorate and explore some of what has been left out.



“About.” Pointe-à-Callière, 2016. Accessed July 14, 2019.

“Pointe-à-Callière and Port Royale.” City of Montreal, 2001. Accessed July 14, 2019.

Diane Sabourin and Maude-emmanuelle Lambert. “Pointe-à-Callière, the Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History.” The Canadian Encyclopedia, February 9, 2016. Accessed July 14, 2019.

“History and Heritage.” Fort Henry, St. Lawrence Parks Commission, 2019. Accessed July 14, 2019.

“About the Fort.”Fort Henry, St. Lawrence Parks Commission, 2019. Accessed July 14, 2019.

Mecredy, Stephen. Fort Henry: An Illustrated History. James Lorimer and Company. Toronto, 2000.

Barkin, R. & Gentles, I. (1990). Death In Victorian Toronto, 1850-1899. Urban History Review / Revue d’histoire urbaine, 19 (1), 14–29.

Hauch, Valerie. “Once Upon a City: Prominent Canadians Rest in Toronto’s Necropolis Cemetery.” July 23, 2015. Accessed July 14, 2019.

Shelton, Jim. “Yale Scholar Devotes Her Career to the Tale of Two Escaped Slaves.” New Haven Register. July 27, 2017. Accessed July 14, 2019.

VENBRUX, ERIC. “Cemetery Tourism: Coming to Terms with Death?” La Ricerca Folklorica, no. 61 (2010): 41-49.

TORONTO NECROPOLIS. 1850. The Globe (1844-1936), Nov 28, 1850. (accessed July 4, 2019).

“Necropolis celebrates its 150th anniversary.” 2000. Canada NewsWire, Oct 16, 2000. (accessed July 4, 2019).

“Silent Cities: Where Toronto’s Early Residents Buried Their Dead.” 1890. The Globe (1844-1936), Apr 12, 1890. (accessed July 4, 2019).

“The History of Sainte-Marie.” Ontario Huronia Historical Parks Sainte-Marie among the Hurons. Accessed July 14, 2019.

Heidenreich, C.e.,  “Ste Marie Among the Hurons”.  In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 07, 2006; Last Edited June 21, 2016.

Carter, David J. ,  “Prisoner of War Camps in Canada”.  In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published June 17, 2015; Last Edited December 18, 2017.

Ontario Parks. “From Prisoner of War Camp to Provincial Park: Neys’ World War II History.” Parks Blog. June 25, 2018. Accessed July 15, 2019.

Buso, Alanna. “Neys PoW Camp 100 Had Rules; Honour Codes Respect by Guards, Prisoners.” The Chronicle Jounral. April 30, 2017. Accessed July 15, 2019.

“The Plains of Abraham.” Quebec City Tourism, 2019.  Accessed July 15, 2019.

Marshall, Tabitha. “Battle of the Plains of Abraham.” The Canadian Encyclopedia, February 6, 2019. Accessed July 15, 2019.



Hosts: Robin Mullins and Keely McCavitt

Producers: Robin Mullins and Emily Cuggy

Researchers: Mackenzie Brash and Nick Johnston

Audio Editing: Emily Cuggy

Image Credit: John Boyd / Library and Archives Canada / PA-069802