Adult Programs


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Discover Toronto with ROMWalks, a collection of guided walking tours that take participants on a unique journey of urban discovery.

Offered each year from May to October, rain or shine, each walk combines the excitement of exploring diverse and vibrant neighbourhoods with the expertise of knowledgeable guides and the adventure of learning. There are many neighbourhoods to explore, each with its own story to tell. Stories that speak to history, people, architecture, arts, and much more.

Free, Plus, and Private Group ROMWalks are available to the general public. Member Exclusive ROMWalks are also available to ROM Members.

ROMWalks are free and require no registration. Simply turn up at a walk’s starting point and look for the ROMWalks umbrella. Free walks are scheduled on Sundays at 2pm and Wednesdays at 6pm.

ROMWalks Plus are small sized group walks designed to introduce newly developed itineraries. Offered on select Sundays at 2pm, the cost is $10 per person and pre-registration is required.

Private Group ROMWalks are perfect for clubs, corporate and community groups, out-of-town visitors, or large gatherings of friends and family. These walks can be scheduled for any available day and time. Cost is $10 per person with a group minimum of $100.

Member Exclusive ROMWalks are free to ROM Members, require registration, and are scheduled on Saturdays. Members are notified by email about upcoming Member Exclusive walk dates and registration details.

About ROMWalks

Organized by ROM’s Department of Museum Volunteers, ROMWalks started in 1980 as an outreach program for the Museum when it was closed for renovations. The program has grown over the years, with dozens of walk itineraries, six months of regularly scheduled free walks, and a growing number of extremely satisfied ROMWalks walkers.




Upcoming Dates

Sunday, June 23, 2024 | 2:00pm - 3:30pm

In one of Toronto’s largest cemeteries, stroll through the beautiful, treed landscape. Hear stories of influential people from Toronto’s Victorian-era boom.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2024 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Riverdale’s history includes Indigenous settlements, brickmakers, jailbreakers, medical facilities, a park, and even a Russian royal. Explore the area’s evolution, reflecting the changing city.

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Sunday, June 30, 2024 | 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Enjoy a crash course in Canadian history from the early 19th century to today in the stories – some controversial – of public memorials on the grounds of Queen’s Park.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2024 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Explore history in this heritage community, full of incredible homes dating back to the 1850s, many preserved through restoration, renovation, and community pride.

This walk will be provided in French.

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Sunday, July 7, 2024 | 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Explore the Annex neighbourhood west of Spadina, including churches, schools – and even the occasional murder.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2024 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Learn the story of how the Grange developed from a colonial park property owned by Toronto’s early elite to become a neighbourhood of immigrants, workers, and professionals with social concerns.

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Sunday, July 14, 2024 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm

All in a short walk, the Riverside neighbourhood will fascinate you with stories of architecture, athletics, factories, film making, bees, bakeries, Metrolinx and more.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2024 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm

See the magnificent 19th century sacred buildings, crafted by the finest architects, that reveal the importance of religion in the city.

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Sunday, July 21, 2024 | 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Along Toronto’s first main street, explore the historical characters who shaped the city and the colourful stories of the newspapers headquartered there from the 1820s until now.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2024 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Enjoy a crash course in Canadian history from the early 19th century to today in the stories – some controversial – of public memorials on the grounds of Queen’s Park.

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Registration is not required for Free Walks.
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