Stories of South Hill Walking Tour


June 16 @ 11:00 am 12:30 pm

About the Tour

On this walk, we’ll explore community green spaces and hear stories of wealthy heiresses, war heroes, and everyday families, and how hey are linked to historically significant properties, including a collection of Eden Smith homes and a former Mothercraft hospital and residence.

This tour is led by volunteer tour leader Erin Franklin. Erin has been a volunteer with Heritage Toronto for the past 10 years, volunteering as both a tour leader and community programs assistant. She has a keen interest in exploring the neighbourhoods of Toronto, and has been a resident of the St. Clair West neighbourhood for over 10 years.

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 2 kilometres 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 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

Sir Winston Churchill Park (301 St. Clair Avenue West)

End Point

Hardy’s Corner: Green space in the Rathnelly portion of South Hill, Intersection of Rathnelly Avenue and McMaster Avenue


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


Pre-registration is required.

Tour Start Location

Sir Winston Churchill Park

301 St. Clair Avenue West
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