Travel, Bus & Walks

Exterior of Gibson House
Discover the transformation of the early farms of the 18th and 19th century into the centre of the city of North York prior to the amalgamation of Toronto. We will also explore the tranquility, history and residents of York Cemetery just steps away from the busy traffic and towering building of Yonge Street in the former North York.
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Lawn bowling clubhouse in foreground, with trees in background
Free ROMWalk: Riverdale - June 29.22

Wed June 29 – 6 to 7:30 pm approx

Join us on a tour through Riverdale whose history includes indigenous settlement, brickmakers, jailbreakers, medical facilities, a park and a Russian royal. Discover how this east end area has evolved over two centuries and continues to reflect the changing demographics of the city.
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Trinity St. Paul's Centre for Faith and Justice and the Arts. Photo credit Paul Vaculik.
ROMWalk Plus: Annex West - July

Sunday, July 3, 2022, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Come and explore the Annex neighbourhood west of Spadina. Learn about the people and places including churches, schools, a historic pub, and a fire station - all spiced up with an occasional murder.
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Statue of Al Waxman, between two benches in park
Free ROMWalk: Kensington - July 6.22

Wed July 6 – 6 to 7:30 pm approx

Join us as we wander through what was once the old Jewish Market, past late Victorian buildings that have undergone considerable change over the years, and onto the campus of the University of Toronto. Memories of times past mix with the modern life of condos, restaurants and music.
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Free ROMWalk: Rosedale II - July 10.22

Sun July 10 – 2 to 3:30 pm approx

Explore the tree-lined streets oft his prestigious enclave, the suburb of choice for Toronto’s wealthy citizens in the early 1900s.  We’ll view a National Historic Site and admire impressive domestic architecture built in a wide variety of styles over 150 years.
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Toronto School of Theology
The provincial legislature, the mansions on Queen’s Park Crescent, St. Michael’s University, Victoria University. Learn their stories and their secrets, while seeing some new and interesting Toronto architecture.
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outside view highlighting windows of Saint Michael's Choir School
Free ROMWalk: Sacred Stones & Steeples - July 17.22

Sun July 17 – 2 to 3:30 pm approx

Explore with us the magnificent sacred buildings from the 19th century which show the importance of religion in the life of the city and how that has changed over time. While we look forward to the new, let us still appreciate the beauty and the heritage bequeathed to us from the past.
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Free ROMWalk: Mt. Pleasant I - July 20.22

Wed July 20 – 6 to 7:30 pm approx

In one of Toronto’s largest cemeteries, we will stroll through the beautiful treed landscape and hear the stories of the people who were influential in the growth of Toronto during the Victorian era.  We will learn about mourning customs, memorial styles and the meaning of symbols found on the monuments and mausoleums.
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Free ROMWalk: Historic Danforth - July 24.22

Sun July 24 – 2 to 3:30 pm approx

Discover the rich history of “The Danforth,” which includes beautiful heritage homes, historical churches, the famous Music Hall and former Nickelodeon. Hear about an early, influential family, the Playters. This walk is offered in both English and French languages.
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Exterior of the Toronto Centre for the Arts
Discover the transformation of the early farms of the 18th and 19th century into the centre of the city of North York prior to the amalgamation of Toronto. We will also explore the tranquility, history and residents of York Cemetery just steps away from the busy traffic and towering building of Yonge Street in the former North York. This walk is offered in both English and French languages.  
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