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ART WALK: Village of Islington, Toronto's Village of Murals




Location: Etobicoke
Interest: Architecture, Culture, History
Estimated time: One hour to less than two hours

Take a 5-block Art Walk exploring over 15,000 sq. ft. of exquisite murals nestled among sidewalk cafes, coffee houses, shops, restaurants and services.... more.

Complete Streets Walk




Location: Toronto
Interest: Culture, Health, History
Estimated time: Two hours or longer

Complete Streets are safe, comfortable and convenient for travel by foot, bicycle, transit and automobile. Finding the right balance isn't easy though and some streets work better than others. The Complete Streets walk highlights bicycle and... more.

Discovery Walk: Central Ravines, Belt Line & Gardens




Location: North York
Interest: History, Ravines, Nature
Estimated time: Two hours or longer

Explore wooded Don River ravines and follow a lost historic rail line. Discover industrial heritage and the splendid park like environment of Mount Pleasant Cemetery.... more.

Discovery Walk: Don Valley Hills & Dales




Location: Toronto
Interest: Ravines, Nature
Estimated time: Two hours or longer

This Discovery Walk leads you on two overlapping loops through the Don Valley and nearby neighbourhoods. Although you can begin this Discovery Walk at any point along the route, a good starting point is the Broadview Subway Station (see middle right... more.

Discovery Walk: Downtown Toronto




Location: Toronto
Interest: Architecture, History, Nature
Estimated time: Two hours or longer

This Downtown Discovery Walk leads you through the dense core of the City. Hidden among the skyscrapers, you will discover a rich variety of parks, gardens and streetscapes. Since the 1960s, most of these parks and gardens have been created through... more.

Discovery Walk: Eastern Ravine & Beaches




Location: Toronto
Interest: Ravines, Nature, Waterfront
Estimated time: Two hours or longer

Although you can begin this Discovery Walk at any point along the route, a good starting point is the northern end of the enchanting Glen Stewart Ravine (see top of map). Follow this ravine down to the Lake Ontario shore and explore the Eastern... more.

Discovery Walk: Garrison Creek




Location: Toronto
Interest: History, Nature
Estimated time: One hour to less than two hours

Although you can begin this Discovery Walk at any point along the route, a good starting point is Christie Pits Park (see top of map), across the street from the Christie Subway Station. The route leads you along the now-buried Garrison Creek valley... more.

Discovery Walk: Humber Arboretum and West Humber River Valley




Location: Etobicoke
Interest: Ravines, Nature
Estimated time: Two hours or longer

This Discovery Walk leads you on a loop through the West Humber River valley on a mixture of paved, hard-packed and grass trails. You can start at the Humber Arboretum (adjacent to Humber College) or at the Humberwood Centre. This delightful walk... more.

Discovery Walk: Humber River, Old Mill & Marshes




Location: Etobicoke
Interest: History, Ravines, Nature
Estimated time: Two hours or longer

This Discovery Walk leads you on a loop through the Humber River Valley from approximately Bloor Street south to Lake Ontario. Although you can begin this Discovery Walk at any point along the route, a good starting point is the Old Mill Subway... more.

Discovery Walk: Lambton House Hotel & Lower Humber River




Location: Etobicoke
Interest: History, Ravines, Nature
Estimated time: One hour to less than two hours

This Discovery Walk leads you on a loop through the lower Humber River valley between Dundas Street and Bloor Street. Although you can begin this walking tour at any place along the route, a good starting point is the restored Lambton House... more.

Discovery Walk: Northern Ravines & Gardens




Location: North York
Interest: Ravines, Nature
Estimated time: One hour to less than two hours

Although you can begin this Discovery Walk at any point along the route, a good place to start is the Lawrence Subway Station (see top of map). The route leads you through Lawrence Park, Chatsworth, Blythwood and Sherwood Park ravines.... more.

Discovery Walk: Uptown Toronto




Location: Toronto
Interest: Architecture, History, Nature
Estimated time: Two hours or longer

This Uptown Discovery Walk leads you through neighbourhoods just north of the City's core. Hidden among the low-rise and high-rise residential, commercial and institutional buildings, you will discover a rich variety of parks, gardens and... more.

Discovery Walk: Western Ravines & Beaches




Location: Etobicoke
Interest: Ravines, Nature, Waterfront
Estimated time: Two hours or longer

Although you can begin this walking tour at any point along the route, a good start and end point is the High Park subway station (see top of map). After leaving the station, the route leads you into High Park. Afterwards, you can wander along the... more.

Heritage Toronto: Beating the Bounds




Location: Toronto
Interest: Architecture, History
Estimated time: Two hours or longer

In honour of the 175th anniversary of Toronto's incorporation as a city, we invite you to walk the 1834 boundaries – and discover the size of the old city with your feet! This route covers approximately 9 - 9.5 km and will take about 4 hours.... more.

Heritage Toronto: Don Mills iTour




Location: North York
Interest: Architecture, History, Audio component, Nature
Estimated time: Two hours or longer

This iTour has been designed so that you travel by car between the different quadrants of Don Mills, and park the car while you walk and listen to the tour. It should take a couple of hours, depending upon how long you linger at the stops along the... more.

Heritage Toronto: Islington Village iTour




Location: Etobicoke
Interest: Architecture, Culture, Audio component, History, Nature
Estimated time: Two hours or longer

A self-guided walking tour with audio and video exploring Islington Village in Etobicoke. Please visit the external website to download the audio and video file.... more.

Heritage Toronto: Spadina iTour




Location: Toronto
Interest: Architecture, History, Audio component, Culture
Estimated time: One hour to less than two hours

One of Toronto's main arteries, Spadina Avenue has a rich cultural history that includes being the industrial heart of our city, and home to our Chinese and Jewish communities. This tour does not contain a pdf map, please start at Queen Street West... more.

Heritage Toronto: The Toronto Island iTour




Location: Toronto
Interest: History, Audio component, Nature, Waterfront
Estimated time: Two hours or longer

This iTour has been designed as a bike tour. It should take a couple of hours on bicycle, depending upon how long you linger at the stops along the way. You can also do the iTour on foot, although it will take more time.... more.

Jane Jacob’s Annex: A Guided Audio Walking Tour




Location: Toronto
Interest: Architecture, History, Audio component
Estimated time: One hour to less than two hours

The Annex is one of Toronto's most storied neighbourhoods. Its tree-lined streets have inspired writers and artists, its old houses have watched as wave after wave of immigrants from all over the world passed through and over the decades,... more.

Kensington Market




Location: Toronto
Interest: Architecture, Culture, Food, History
Estimated time: One hour to less than two hours

Kensington Market offers a fascinating living-history tour of the immigrant populations who built Toronto. The closest we have to an Old World marketplace, you'll find an Arabian spice store nestled next to a Jewish grocery next to a Caribbean fruit... more.

Marshall McLuhan Audio Walking Tour




Location: Toronto
Interest: Architecture, Culture, Audio component, History
Estimated time: One hour to less than two hours

Welcome to the Marshall McLuhan Walking Tour, with Nora Young as your guide. Together you and Nora will be exploring McLuhan's Toronto and hearing interviews with those closest to one of Canada’s greatest thinkers.... more.

NHS Urban Walk: 2009 Doors Open Toronto East Loop




Location: Toronto
Interest: Architecture, History
Estimated time: One hour to less than two hours

In 2009, the City of Toronto hosted the 10th anniversary of Doors Open Toronto. Visitors were given free access to properties that are usually either not open to the public or would charge an entrance fee. More than 150 buildings participated in the... more.

NHS Urban Walk: 2009 Doors Open Toronto North Loop




Location: Toronto
Interest: Architecture, History
Estimated time: 30 minutes to less than one hour

In 2009, the City of Toronto hosted the 10th anniversary of Doors Open Toronto. Visitors were given free access to properties that are usually either not open to the public or would charge an entrance fee. More than 150 buildings participated in the... more.

NHS Urban Walk: 2009 Doors Open Toronto South Loop




Location: Toronto
Interest: Architecture, History
Estimated time: 30 minutes to less than one hour

In 2009, the City of Toronto hosted the 10th anniversary of Doors Open Toronto. Visitors were given free access to properties that are usually either not open to the public or would charge an entrance fee. More than 150 buildings participated in the... more.

NHS Urban Walk: A Hundred Years of Architecture




Location: Toronto
Interest: Architecture, History
Estimated time: One hour to less than two hours

Architecture is very revealing of the city's history. A look at a building's architecture can reveal important details about the period in which it was built, the materials that were available at the time of its construction, as well as the purpose... more.

NHS Urban Walk: Along University Avenue




Location: Toronto
Interest: Architecture, History
Estimated time: One hour to less than two hours

University Avenue is no doubt one of Toronto's most distinguished streets. Its wide lanes stretch all the way from Union Station, past Queen's Park and up to Bloor Street. Take a walk along University Avenue and discover some of Toronto's historic... more.

NHS Urban Walk: Cultural Toronto




Location: Toronto
Interest: Architecture, History, Culture
Estimated time: One hour to less than two hours

Toronto is a creative city – and an important place for music, theatre, film, and visual arts. The city's rich history and diversity have no doubt provided Canadian artists with much inspiration. ... more.

NHS Urban Walk: Old York / Old Toronto Tour




Location: Toronto
Interest: Architecture, History
Estimated time: One hour to less than two hours

Up until 1834, the city of Toronto was known as the town of York. Today, the city is dotted with buildings that act as constant reminders of the metropolis' rich history. Ever wonder what the city looked like over a hundred years ago? Walk through... more.

NHS Urban Walk: Still Hip - National Historic Sites




Location: Toronto
Interest: Architecture, History
Estimated time: Two hours or longer

Think that historic sites are boring? Think again. Toronto is filled with National Historic Sites that are still hip and happening! Many of the sites, have been carefully restored while integrating creative architectural design and adaptive re-uses.... more.

Old Town Toronto East (Old York / Corktown)




Location: Toronto
Interest: Architecture, Culture, Industrial, History
Estimated time: One hour to less than two hours

Old Town Toronto (east) is the historic heart of Toronto, and like the city that grew up from the Town of York's original 10 blocks, the area is defined by diverse neighbourhoods containing everything the urban visitor could want: Historic Queen... more.

Old Town Toronto West (St. Lawrence Market)




Location: Toronto
Interest: Architecture, Culture, History
Estimated time: One hour to less than two hours

There is a story on every corner: Toronto's first public well, oldest Market, original City jail; and Toronto's most photographed view–the Flatiron building with the gleaming bank towers in the background. The neighbourhood has the best of Toronto's... more.

RiverSides: The Water in the City Walk




Location: Toronto
Interest: Charity, History, Ravines, Culture, Health, Nature, Waterfront
Estimated time: Two hours or longer

Join us on the Water in the City Walk and follow a raindrop's journey to reach the Lake. Learn about Riverdale's urban history, lost streams, storm sewer infrastructure, and its impacts on the Don River by using Riversides' self-guided tour booklet.... more.

The Beaches!




Location: Toronto
Interest: Culture, Ravines, History, Nature, Waterfront
Estimated time: Two hours or longer

The Beaches offers all the best features of a small resort town just 15 minutes from downtown Toronto. With more than 400 unique boutiques, spas, restaurants, cafes, and pubs between Lockwood and Neville Park, you'll find everything from homemade... more.

The Danforth




Location: Toronto
Interest: Architecture, Culture, Food, History
Estimated time: 30 minutes to less than one hour

The Danforth, which is home to one of the largest Greektowns in North America, offers hundreds of mouth-watering international restaurants, vibrant pubs, romantic cafes, organic and healthy food stores, one-of-a-kind boutiques, and family owned... more.

The St. Lawrence Neighbourhood




Location: Toronto
Interest: Architecture, Culture, History
Estimated time: Two hours or longer

Imagine a St. Lawrence Neighbourhood where the tallest building is only three storeys high, where Lake Ontario laps against Front Street and surrounding it is nothing but fields and forest. This is what the neighbourhood looked like in the 1830s.... more.

Toronto City Hall's Podium Green Roof




Location: Toronto
Interest: Architecture, Nature
Estimated time: Less than 30 minutes

This walking tour leads you on a short loop around Toronto City Hall's brand new podium green roof. With approximately 3,250 square metres of vegetation, this walk takes you through Toronto's largest publicly accessible green roof. The roof can be... more.

Toronto Ghost Tour




Location: Toronto
Interest: Architecture, Culture, Ghosts, History
Estimated time: Two hours or longer

Since early October of 1997, The Toronto Ghosts and Hauntings Research Society has been collecting Toronto's ghostly legends and lore for our website and sharing the information with anyone with an interest in things that go bump in the night… or... more.


 

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