Being Black on King Walking Tour


August 1 @ 6:30 pm 8:00 pm

About the Tour

Discover the Black history that spans King Street East: from the first Underground Railroad site excavated in Canada, to one of Toronto’s first soul food restaurants whose name, design and atmosphere surfaced the history of slavery in the US and Canada, while also celebrating the community leaders who risked everything to ensure freedom.

This tour will be led by Emerging Historian Faith Ebanks. She is a recent graduate from the University of Toronto with a double major in history and art history.

Alternate Dates

This tour will also be offered on Saturday, September 21 at 2:00pm.

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 90 minutes. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and consider bringing sunscreen and water to make your tour as enjoyable as possible.

This tour is approximately 1.7 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

Inglenook Community School (19 Sackville Street)

End Point

30 Adelaide Street East


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


Pre-registration is required.

Tour Start Location

Inglenook Community School

19 Sackville St
Toronto, ON M5A 3E1
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