A large monument made of stone and metal located in a green space beside a large street. The monument is made of two large metal railway supports on a stone base. Between them is a track and a metal person pulling on a wire.

Rail Lands Walking Tour


May 19 @ 11:00 am 1:00 pm

About the Tour

Learn how the railways transformed Toronto from a small British settlement to a cosmopolitan city, tracing their role from today’s quick modern commute to their historic contributions to telecommunications and the tourism industry. A means to connect, these same railways carry stories of fraud, abuse and harassment experienced by Indigenous communities, Chinese workers and Black porters.

This tour will be led by Heritage Toronto volunteer, Mitchell Daniels.

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

This tour covers approximately 1.5 kilometers in distance, and takes place mostly on city sidewalks. Please be aware there are some grade changes on the route.

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]

Further Information

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

Chinese Railway Workers Memorial (9 Blue Jays Way)

End Point

Roundhouse Park (255 Bremner Boulevard)


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


Pre-registration is required

Tour Starting Point

Chinese Railway Workers Memorial

9 Blue Jays Way
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3S2 Canada
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