Submitted by Caitlin on Jun, 13
Birth of two new Torontonians at home
My partner and I had our children at home, assisted by midwives. We had moved into the house a year before, and having our children there really reinforced our sense of owning it and belonging. The previous owner had passed away in the house, so we also felt that having our children there helped to close the circle and start anew.
How is this object or story important to you?

Having our children at home links us to earlier residents of Toronto, from the era before hospital births were common.

What does it add to the story of Toronto?

It's part of the continuity of life in the city and perhaps part of a growing trend towards home birth in the city.