Image of a street sign which reads Church-Wellesley Village / Church St. / 548A. The sign appears above a walk signal with pedestrian figure activated. In the background a multi-storey apartment building appears.

It Takes a Village Walking Tour


June 9 @ 2:00 pm 3:30 pm

About the Tour

Discover the stories of Toronto’s 2SLGBTQ+ community — from advocacy fuelled by the Bathhouse Raids and the AIDS epidemic, to the belonging and celebration found at the City Park Apartments, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and St. Charles Tavern. Learn about efforts to strengthen the Church-Wellesley Village today and build the community for the future.

This tour will be led by Heritage Toronto volunteer, Erin Verdon.

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 covers approximately 2 kilometers in distance, and takes place mostly on city sidewalks and some non-paved urban 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 have any questions prior to the tour, please contact us at [email protected]

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.

Start Point

Barbara Hall Park (519 Church Street)

End Point

City Park Co-Operative Apartments (51 Alexander Street)


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


Pre-registration is required

Tour Starting Point

Barbara Hall Park

519 Church Street
Toronto, M4Y 2C9
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