Adult Programs


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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, May 30, 2018 | 18:00 - 19:30

Toronto’s oldest non-denominational cemetery, the Necropolis is the final resting place of rebels and reformers as well as many of Toronto’s early residents.

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Sunday, June 3, 2018 | 14:00 - 15:30

Discover the transformation from early farms of the 18th and 19th century into the centre of North York, prior to the amalgamation of Toronto. Experience the tranquility, history and residents of York Cemetery.

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Wednesday, June 6, 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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Saturday, June 9, 2018 | 13:00 - 14:30

Pre-registration required as space is limited. 

Cabbagetown North is a heritage community full of incredible homes and history, dating back to the 1850s, brought back to life through restoration, renovation, and community pride.

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Sunday, June 10, 2018 | 14:00 - 15:30

Explore the oldest operating cemetery in Toronto, including the chapel of 
St. James-the-Less, a national historic site, and the burial plots of the notable and notorious residents who had an impact on our city, province and country.

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Wednesday, June 13, 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, June 17, 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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Wednesday, June 20, 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, June 24, 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, June 27, 2018 | 18:00 - 19:30

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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