Join us on this in-person walk as we explore the hidden gems of Toronto’s St. Lawrence Neighbourhood, once the Old Town of York, and learn about the city’s early days as a thriving metropolis.
Walk through the history of Toronto as we connect today’s bustling city with remnants from the past. This walk provides a great introduction to the city for newcomers, with interesting and little-known stories for those who already call Toronto home.
As part of our partnership with StrollTO and our continued support of ShowLoveTO, we are happy to announce an extension of the 2021 tour season through November and December, with the presentation of eight unique tours.
We ask for your help and patience in making the experience as safe as possible for everyone. All in-person events will follow Toronto Public Health guidelines and enhanced Heritage Toronto safety measures including:
You will not be able to join a Tour group if you have not registered ahead of time through our website.
Our partner StrollTO invites you to register for this in-person presentation of Creating Toronto: The Story of a City free of charge.
For those of you moved by the generosity of our partners, a donation to support Heritage Toronto’s Tour program can still be made at the time of registration.
We have purchased individual sound systems to ensure physical distancing and improve the quality of the experience. Your system will be synched to a transmitter worn by the tour leader. It will sound like the tour leader is standing right next to you, even if you are 20 feet apart!
This will include contact tracing and self-screening for all participants.
We will also be introducing contactless payment methods on Tours for people who wish to make a donation to our charity.
Certain portions of this tour may include walking on uneven terrain. Due to ongoing construction in the area, tour accessibility may be affected. Please contact Heritage Toronto at [email protected] for more information.
For everyone’s safety and comfort, we respectfully ask all participants to wear a mask during in-person tours. Masks will be available upon request.
149 King Street East
For over 25 years we have been touring through the city with groups, learning some fun facts, little-known stories, and about the amazing people that have contributed to Toronto's heritage.