St. James Town

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.

Discover the history of the largest high-rise community in Canada. Once featuring grand Victorian houses on every corner, in the 1960s, St. James Town became the centre for young, single lifestyles. It’s now home to many diverse cultures, welcoming new immigrants from around the world.

September 23, 2023 3:00 pm
3:00 pm-4:30 pm
Start Point
625 Bloor Street East, Rekai Family Parkette
End Point
The Selby (25 Selby Street)
Cost & Registration
$9.85 ($8.00 ticket + $1.85 Eventbrite transaction fee); pre-registration required

In-Person 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.

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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Rekai Family Parkette

625 Bloor Street East, Toronto, ON

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