A large group of participants spread around the bluffs looking at the tour guide and looking out into the water.

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.

  • 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.

  • A map of the United States and Canada, showing routes of the Underground Railroad.July 6 at 11:00 am12:30 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.

  • 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.July 6 at 3:00 pm5:00 pm

    Rail Lands Walking Tour

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

  • 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.July 7 at 11:00 am12:30 pm

    St. James Town Walking Tour

    Discover the history of the largest high-rise community in Canada, now home to many diverse cultures.

  • 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.July 13 at 11:00 am12:00 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.

  • 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.July 14 at 11:00 am12:00 pm

    Walking with Anna Jameson Tour

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

  • A black and white image of an astronomical observatory.July 20 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.

  • Bloor street view of Honest Ed's department store. The sign is bright orange and in a circus style.July 20 at 3:00 pm4:30 pm

    Making Change at Honest Ed’s Walking Tour

    Explore Bloor and Bathurst, learn how Honest Ed’s transformed the neighbourhood, and engage with important sites of Black history and culture.

  • Oil painting of Indigenous campsite along the river. The campsite is close to the shore, a wigwam/birchbark lodge is set up underneath a tree. A man and a woman are dancing, three people and a dog sit on the ground watching them. A canoe is perched on a rock that lines the shore. In the background is a forest and a cloudy sky.July 21 at 3:00 pm5:00 pm

    Indigenous Paths and Presence Walking Tour

    Engage with pre-colonial Indigenous histories in understanding the natural creeks and park systems in the Bathurst and Lawrence area.

  • Several grave stones appear in a park-like setting with large mature trees throughout and a bright ray of sunshine visible on the upper left, casting shadows throughout the image.July 23 at 3:00 pm7:00 pm

    Black History Unburied Community Event

    Hear gravesite tales that feature notable Black community members buried at the Toronto Necropolis (one of the city’s oldest cemeteries), from freedom seekers to business leaders, from restaurateurs to Canada’s first Black postman.

  • 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.July 25 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.

  • Black and white image of a synagogue with trees around it.July 27 at 11:00 am12:30 pm

    Jewish Life on Lawrence Walking Tour

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

  • 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.July 27 at 3:00 pm4:30 pm

    St. James Town Walking Tour

    Discover the history of the largest high-rise community in Canada, now home to many diverse cultures.

  • About 25 men and women stand in a large indoor market, around tables piled with fresh produce. Signs read, “Eastern Ontario McIntosh Red” and “Refreshment booth.” Large potted plants line one walkway.July 28 at 11:00 am3:00 pm

    Creating Toronto Community Event

    Meet us at St. Lawrence Market and discover how today’s megacity started from 1793 plans for a ten-block townsite in the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood that included allotments for a church, jail, and courthouse.

  • A map of the United States and Canada, showing routes of the Underground Railroad.August 1 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.

  • Nine men are seated in a row wearing military uniforms and holding assistive devices including canes and crutches. On the brick wall behind them is graffiti reading, in part, “Conscript your time has come at last,” “Join now,” and “Don’t forget us.”August 2 at 6:00 pm7:15 pm

    The 1918 Anti-Greek Riots Walking Tour

    Discover one of the deadliest riots in Toronto’s history.

  • Bloor street view of Honest Ed's department store. The sign is bright orange and in a circus style.August 10 at 11:00 am12:30 pm

    Making Change at Honest Ed’s Walking Tour

    Explore Bloor and Bathurst, learn how Honest Ed’s transformed the neighbourhood, and engage with important sites of Black history.

  • Image of a monument of a man on a horse raised on a plinth in a landscaped park setting.August 10 at 3:00 pm4:30 pm

    Monumental Interventions Walking Tour

    On this walking tour, explore a half century of artist-led engagements with, and creative resistance to, public forms of memory in Toronto.

  • A street scene featuring several brick buildings and a streetcar in the center.August 11 at 11:00 am12:30 pm

    Roncesvalles Roots Walking Tour

    On this interactive walking tour, discover the curious history behind the name Roncesvalles while we explore the art, architecture, and local community efforts that make up this thriving neighbourhood.

  • A large flock of seagulls gathers on a rocky beach, some flying overhead but most standing on the ground. On the left side of the photo, the beach curves around blue water. The right side of the photo shows the beach raising in elevation to a grassy area. In the far distance, a number of tall buildings can be seen.August 11 at 3:00 pm5:00 pm

    Treasure Island Cycling Tour

    This tour is an adventure! Bike along Tommy Thompson Park with us and explore the human-made side of Toronto.

  • A vintage postcard shows a large government building with a clock tower. To the left of the building is a residential neighbourhood with smaller buildings and houses. In the top left corner of the image, orange text reads "City Hall, Toronto."August 15 at 6:30 pm8:00 pm

    From Old to New City Halls Walking Tour

    Explore the juxtaposition of two City Halls, sitting cheek by jowl in downtown Toronto.

  • Oil painting of Indigenous campsite along the river. The campsite is close to the shore, a wigwam/birchbark lodge is set up underneath a tree. A man and a woman are dancing, three people and a dog sit on the ground watching them. A canoe is perched on a rock that lines the shore. In the background is a forest and a cloudy sky.August 17 at 11:00 am1:00 pm

    Indigenous Paths and Presence Walking Tour

    Engage with pre-colonial Indigenous histories in understanding the natural creeks and park systems in the Bathurst and Lawrence area.

  • A colour illustration of a multi-storied brick building on an empty street scene.August 17 at 3:00 pm4:30 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.

  • 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.August 18 at 11:00 am12:30 pm

    Yonge Street Architecture Walking Tour

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

  • 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.August 18 at 3:00 pm4:30 pm

    Big Stories in Little India Walking Tour

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

  • 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.August 22 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.

  • About 25 men and women stand in a large indoor market, around tables piled with fresh produce. Signs read, “Eastern Ontario McIntosh Red” and “Refreshment booth.” Large potted plants line one walkway.August 24 at 11:00 am3:00 pm

    Creating Toronto Community Event

    Meet us at St. Lawrence Market and discover how today’s megacity started from 1793 plans for a ten-block townsite in the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood that included allotments for a church, jail, and courthouse.

  • Bloor street view of Honest Ed's department store. The sign is bright orange and in a circus style.August 25 at 11:00 am12:30 pm

    Making Change at Honest Ed’s Walking Tour

    Explore Bloor and Bathurst, learn how Honest Ed’s transformed the neighbourhood, and engage with important sites of Black history.

  • Black and white image of men and women surrounding a grave approximately 12 feet tall topped with a Celtic cross. The people are wearing black and white clothing and some are carrying black umbrellas. Other graves are visible around them.August 27 at 3:00 pm7:00 pm

    Tales of the Necropolis Community Event

    Walk through one of the city’s oldest cemeteries to discover the lives of former Torontonians, including that of our first mayor, an iconic zombie movie maker, and the person who first found dinosaur bones in Canada.