Changing Chinatown

Discover the past and present along Spadina Avenue; the shifting demographics that saw a thriving Jewish community transition to Toronto’s Chinatown; the advocacy that cancelled destructive expressway plans and now guides efforts to preserve the neighborhood’s cultural heritage; and the evolving definition of public space and art that grounds the community and its shops, homes and businesses.

Date
September 23, 2023 11:00 am
11:00 am-12:30 pm

More dates available

Start Point
Huron Square (Huron Street & Dundas Street West)
End Point
Julius Deutsch Park (40 Cecil Street)
Cost & Registration
$9.85 ($8.00 ticket + $1.85 Eventbrite transaction fee); pre-registration required

Tour Information

This Heritage Toronto 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 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.

Tour developed with the support of a generous donation by Andrew and Sharon Himel and the Himel Family.

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 (see below).

Donations Encouraged

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. Tour volunteers are equipped to accept both cash and contactless donations, and gifts of $20+ will receive a charitable tax receipt.

Tour Distance and Accessibility

This tour is approximately 1.1 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.

If you have any questions prior to the tour, please contact us at [email protected]

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Location

Huron Square

Huron Square (Huron Street & Dundas Street West)

Look for our volunteers in white t-shirts and our Heritage Toronto white flag.

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