Nine men are seated in a row wearing military uniforms and holding assistive devices including canes and crutches. On the brick wall behind them is graffiti reading, in part, “Conscript your time has come at last,” “Join now,” and “Don’t forget us.”

The 1918 Anti-Greek Riots Walking Tour


August 2 @ 6:00 pm 7:15 pm

About the Tour

Learn how a misunderstanding between a returned First World War veteran and a Greek diner owner resulted in one of Toronto’s biggest riots. This event destroyed the majority of Greek-owned business in the downtown core and highlighted the grievances of masses of soldiers returning home from war.

This tour was developed and will be led by the Hellenic Heritage Foundation.

Cost and Registration

This tour is provided for $8.00/person. The total cost is $9.85 (includes a $1.85 transaction fee). Please note that space is limited on our tours. You may not be able to join a tour group if you have not registered ahead of time through our website.

Further Information

This tour runs rain or shine and lasts approximately 75 minutes. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and consider bringing sunscreen and water to make your tour as enjoyable as possible.

This tour is approximately 1.9 kilometers in distance and takes place predominantly on paved city sidewalks and streets. There are some unpaved portions of the route that take place in city parks.

This tour uses individual audio headsets. All registered participants will be provided with an individual headset that will allow you to hear the live tour guide throughout the tour.

If you share our passion for accessible and inclusive heritage programming, we invite you to make a donation while on the tour to help fund one of our next walks. Staff can accept donations via credit or debit card onsite, and gifts of $20+ will receive a charitable tax receipt. Cash donations will not be accepted.

If you have any questions prior to the tour, please contact us at [email protected]

Start Point

433 Yonge Street (former location of the White City Café)

End Point

Old City Hall (60 Queen Street West)


$9.85 ($8.00 ticket + $1.85 Eventbrite transaction fee)


Pre-registration is required.

Tour Start Location

White City Café

433 Yonge Stree
Toronto, ON M5B 1T3 Canada
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