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Ages: 11+

Grades: 6+

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Christie Pits Riot

This show has been adapted to be indoors on stage.


THE CHRISTIE PITS RIOT is an immersive theatre experience which tells the true story of that summer day in 1933, when a full-scale race riot broke out between a group of Nazi-sympathizing baseball fans and the mostly Jewishfans of the opposing team. The brawl lasted into the night and remains the worst race riot in Canadian history. The riot had an immediate and profound impact on the Jewish and Italian communities (who as Catholics were also targeted) that is still felt to this day. It also undermined the squeaky-clean image of “Toronto the Good”. Yet despite this horrific display of racist, anti-Semitic hatred, most Torontonians know very little about the riot itself.

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