Adult Programs

ROMWalks

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Walking tours of Toronto. ROMWalks encompass the diverse aspects of Toronto's vibrant neighbourhoods including history, architecture, arts of all varieties, education and more. Most tours are free. For additional information regarding scheduled walks, download a copy of the ROMWalks brochure (PDF).

Also available are Private Group Walks that are perfect for clubs, community groups, or out-of-town visitors. These group walks are arranged specifically for you and can be scheduled for any day and time. For your group walk you can choose from the full selection of  ROMWalks (PDF). The cost is $10 per person with a minimum of 10 people. Call 416.586.8097 for more information about arranging a private group walk.

ROMWalks is organized by the Royal Ontario Museum’s Department of Museum Volunteers to provide support for the Museum.

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | 18:00 - 19:30

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. 


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Sunday, July 22, 2018 | 14:00 - 15:30

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. 

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018 | 18:00 - 19:30

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.

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Sunday, July 29, 2018 | 14:00 - 15:30

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.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018 | 18:00 - 19:30

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.

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Sunday, August 5, 2018 | 14:00 - 15:30

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.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018 | 18:00 - 19:30

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.

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Sunday, August 12, 2018 | 14:00 - 16:00

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.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018 | 18:00 - 19:30

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.

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Sunday, August 19, 2018 | 14:00 - 15:30

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.

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Contact

For FREE ROMWalks

416.586.8097 - Monday to Saturday, between 9:30 am and 3:30 pm
romwalks@rom.on.ca

 

For ROM MEMBER Exclusive ROMWalks

416.586.5700

membership@rom.on.ca

 

For PRIVATE GROUP ROMWalks
416.586.8097 - Monday to Saturday, between 9:30 am and 3:30 pm
romwalks@rom.on.ca

 

For ROMWalks PLUS

416.586.5797

programs@rom.on.ca

 


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