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Wednesday July 18 - 6 to 7:30 pm

Learn the stories and secrets of the provincial legislature, the mansions on Queen’s Park Crescent, St. Michael’s University, and Victoria University, while seeing some new and interesting Toronto architecture. 

July 20 to August 1, 2018

Prepare yourself for a unique and remarkable trip. See Imperial Russia with onion-domed cathedrals, palaces, thrones, crown jewels and the art masterpieces of the famous Hermitage; and 20th century Russia, leaders in the space race. Bob McDonald, the host of CBC’s Quirks and Quarks, takes us behind the scenes.



Sunday July 22 - 2 to 3:30 pm

With 100,000 commuters flooding in daily to move billions of dollars, it’s no wonder that the built environment in the financial district offers so much visual inspiration. Admire the work of noted architects such as Mies van der Rohe, I.M. Pei and Santiago Calatrava, and discover surprising public art. 

Wednesday July 25 - 6 to 7:30 pm

Wander through what was once the old Jewish Market, past late Victorian buildings and onto the campus of the University of Toronto. Memories of times past mix with the modern life of condos, restaurants and music.

Sunday July 29 - 2 to 3:30 pm

A walk by the water makes a summer's day even better. Learn about the evolution of the Queen's Quay area, from its industrial and commercial origins to the recent revitalization.

Wednesday August 1 - 6 to 7:30 pm

Revisit the Entertainment District, rich in the history of early city expansion and immigration, and now a vibrant area buzzing with theatres and upscale hotels, architecture and public art.

Bridgepoint Hospital and the former Don Jail. Photo courtesy Paul Vaculik.
Sunday, August 5, 2018, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Tour through Riverdale whose history includes indigenous settlement, brickmakers, medical facilities, jailbreakers, 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.

Wednesday August 8 - 6 to 7:30 pm

Once the most fashionable address in Toronto, Jarvis Street retains many of its old mansions and churches, and has acquired new architectural gems. A walk down this broad street provides insight into its elegant past and energetic present.

Sunday August 12 - 2 to 3:30 pm

While exploring the landmark religious buildings along Church and Bond Streets, including the recently restored St. Michael’s Cathedral, learn about the role the church played in the social development of the city and Upper Canada.

Wednesday August 15 - 6 to 7:30 pm

Discover the rich history of the Danforth, which includes beautiful heritage homes, historical churches, the famous Music Hall and former Nickelodeon. Learn about the Playters, an early and influential family.
This walk is offered in both English and French languages.