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Events

Discover Our 2024 Public Programs

In 2024, our programming will range from walking tours to our annual Heritage Toronto Awards to neighbourhood community events. Tours run continuously from May to October 2024. Check back often as we will be posting new events throughout our summer season.

  • 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.May 19 at 11:00 am1:00 pm

    Rail Lands Walking Tour

    On this walking tour, learn how the railways transformed Toronto from a small British settlement to a cosmopolitan city.

  • Black and white image of the front of Toronto's Naaz Cinema. The theatre is flanked by an Indian record shop and an Indian restaurant. There are 1980's cars parked in front of the theatre.May 19 at 3:00 pm4:30 pm

    Big Stories in Little India Walking Tour

    On this walking tour, discover how a former industrial brickyard is now a hub for Toronto’s South Asian community.

  • A colour illustration of a multi-storied brick building on an empty street scene.May 23 at 6:30 pm8:00 pm

    Hidden Histories at U of T Walking Tour

    Take a stroll through the University of Toronto campus to explore the fascinating architecture hidden within.

  • A gentleman is standing at the forefront of the photo, gesturing outward with both hands, a black watch on his left wrist. His back is to the camera and the heads and backs of a large number of the seated audience are also visible.May 25 at 11:00 am3:00 pm

    Doors Open Talk: Discover Your Hidden History

    Learn resources, records and techniques to help you on a journey to discover your own hidden history!

  • A colour image of a street scene. Amid low-rise and high-rise apartment and office towers, cars can be seen driving on the street.May 30 at 6:30 pm8:00 pm

    Modern Scenes on St. Clair II Walking Tour

    Take the modern view of St. Clair Avenue on this interactive photo walk.

  • Three people stand in front of a colourful painted brick wall. They all are wearing typical nineteenth-century clothing. The woman on the right holds a microphone and papers in her hands.June 1 at 3:00 pm4:00 pm

    Walking with Anna Jameson Tour

    Take an interactive walk to 1830s Toronto in the footsteps of nineteenth-century author Anna Jameson.

  • Group stands in alleyway in front of dragon mural listening to tour leader speak.June 2 at 11:00 am12:30 pm

    Changing Chinatown Walking Tour

    Explore the history and changing demographics of Spadina Avenue, with roots in both Jewish and Chinese communities.

  • A black and white image of a dumpsite with trucks dumping waste (mainly bricks and buckets) into the pile of garbage.June 8 at 2:00 pm4:00 pm

    Garbageland Cycling Tour

    This tour is trash! Bike the Lower Don River with us and discover how Toronto was shaped by what we throw away.

  • A black and white image of an astronomical observatory.June 9 at 11:00 am12:30 pm

    Campus and Cosmos Walking Tour

    Explore the University of Toronto campus to discover how astronomy has grown in parallel with the university, the city, and the country.

  • 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.June 9 at 2:00 pm3:30 pm

    It Takes a Village Walking Tour

    Discover the stories of Toronto’s 2SLGBTQ+ community in the Church-Wellesley Village.

  • A map of the United States and Canada, showing routes of the Underground Railroad.June 13 at 6:30 pm8:00 pm

    Being Black on King Walking Tour

    Discover the Black history that spans King Street East while also celebrating the community leaders who risked everything to ensure freedom.

  • watercolour painting depicting a city waterfront with a ship in harbour and people gathered on the shorelineJune 15 at 11:00 am12:30 pm

    Creating Toronto Walking Tour

    Walk through the history of Toronto as we explore the hidden gems of the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood, once the old Town of York.

  • People are looking at a house on a residential street with large trees.June 16 at 11:00 am12:30 pm

    Stories of South Hill Walking Tour

    Wander through the leafy streets of South Hill as we learn about the early 20th-century history and architecture of the neighborhood.

  • Image of a group standing together in the rain looking at a houseJune 16 at 2:00 pm3:30 pm

    Baby Point Uncovered Walking Tour

    Travel an ancient transportation route through a Garden Suburb.

  • Black and white image of a synagogue with trees around it.June 20 at 6:30 pm8:00 pm

    Jewish Life on Lawrence Walking Tour

    Follow the postwar development of the Jewish community on Lawrence Avenue West.

  • Black and white image of the front of Toronto's Naaz Cinema. The theatre is flanked by an Indian record shop and an Indian restaurant. There are 1980's cars parked in front of the theatre.June 22 at 4:00 pm5:30 pm

    Big Stories in Little India Walking Tour

    Discover how a former industrial brickyard is now a hub for Toronto’s South Asian community.

  • Group of people stand and walk past a colonnaded entrance of white building with iconic religious portraits flanking the door and a Greek flag mounted on the side.June 23 at 2:00 pm3:00 pm

    Greektown on the Danforth Walking Tour

    This walk explores Toronto’s Greektown, from its foundations in faith and family to the evolution of today’s businesses and restaurants.

  • Black and white image of Yonge St from the vantage point of looking north from Granby St. Buildings of various architectural styles and electrical poles line the streets. Several of the buildings have electric signs hanging from the storefronts. Several streetcars are on the road, along with a horse-drawn carriage.June 27 at 6:30 pm8:00 pm

    Yonge Street Architecture Walking Tour

    Explore the architecture of the neighbourhood that surrounds Toronto’s iconic road, Yonge Street.