An empty city street, across which a multi-storied Victorian mansion on the left and a modern building under construction on the right can be seen.

St. James Town Walking Tour


July 27 @ 3:00 pm 4:30 pm

About the Tour

Discover the history of the largest high-rise community in Canada. Once featuring grand Victorian houses on every corner, in the 1960s, St. James Town became the centre for young, single lifestyles. It’s now home to many diverse cultures, welcoming new immigrants from around the world.

This tour will be led by Emerging Historian Ori Abara.

Alternate Dates

There is another presentation of this tour on July 7 at 11:00am.

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 1.5 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

Rekai Family Park (625 Bloor Street East)

End Point

The Shelby (25 Shelby Street)


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


Pre-registration is required.

Tour Start Location

Rekai Family Park

625 Bloor Street East
Toronto, M4W 3Z2
+ Google Map