Adult Programs

ROMWalks

Group of people on University Avenue on a ROMWalk

About ROMWalks

ROMWalks are guided walking tours of Toronto and are organized by ROM's Department of Museum Volunteers to provide support for the Museum. The tours started in 1980 as an outreach program for the ROM when it was closed for renovations.

The walking tours encompass the diverse aspects of Toronto's vibrant neighbourhoods including history, architecture, arts of all varieties, education and more. Most tours are free and require no registration while a select few Plus walks require a fee with registration.

Also available are ROM Member Exclusive walks and Private Group walks that are perfect for clubs, community groups, or out-of-town visitors. The Private Group walks can be scheduled for any day and time and require a fee.

 

Upcoming Dates

Sunday, July 24, 2022 | 2:00pm - 3:30pm

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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Wednesday, July 27, 2022 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm

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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Sunday, July 31, 2022 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Explore with us the history of remembering on a tour of the monuments in and around Queen’s Park. We will look at memorials of ordinary people and hear the stories of how they made Canadian history. We will discuss the style, purpose and subjects of memorials, and how they have changed over time.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm

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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Sunday, August 7, 2022 | 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Join us in exploring the characters who have shaped Toronto’s history along its first main street, and the colourful history of the newspapers that have headquartered their operations there from the 1820’s to the present day.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm

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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Sunday, August 14, 2022 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm

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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Wednesday, August 17, 2022 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm

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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Sunday, August 21, 2022 | 2:00pm - 3:30pm

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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Wednesday, August 24, 2022 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm

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.

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Contact

For FREE ROMWalks
Registration is not required for our Free Walks.
Just meet us at the starting point of the walk.

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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