The Annual Emancipation Day Underground Freedom Train Ride Is Back On Track at Toronto's Union Station

Emancipation Day/Underground Railroad aboard a private late night TTC subway ride

Stephen Weir

Release Date

Thursday, July 21, 2022


The Emancipation Day Underground Freedom Train Ride is back on track and in-person this year. The annual train ride aboard a private TTC train takes 1,000 people on a ride to mark Emancipation Day. The 2022 Conductor will be the Honourable Elder Dr. Jean Augustine as she blows the whistle to start the 2022  Toronto Underground Freedom Train Ride at 11.00 PM on July 31st at Union Station.

Everyone is welcome to get on board this annual Toronto Freedom Train ride as the people of this city recognise the challenges and opportunities provided by Canada’s proclaimed Emancipation Day. The ride will be an incredible journey and experience about the Underground Railroad, the route enslaved Africans used to escape American slave plantations, seeking freedom in Canada and ultimately Emancipation Day on August 1st.

The theme of this year’s Freedom Train ride is ‘Back On Track ....... as the community enters a period of recovery and rejuvenation. 

The train ride will feature Calypso Monarch, Macomere Fifi, award winning actor Conrad Coates, the Freedom Train Ride Choir, producer and actor Arnold Pinnock - The Porter series CBC and more...

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