Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Toronto, Canada


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 12 sights
Distance 4.1 km
Ascend 51 m
Descend 43 m

Explore Toronto in Canada with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Activities in TorontoIndividual Sights in Toronto

Sight 1: Corktown Common

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Corktown Common is a park in the south eastern portion of the West Don Lands neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada which opened in 2013. It borders the Don River to the east. It was built on remediated industrial lands to be the centrepiece of a new emerging neighbourhood in downtown Toronto. It also provides a barrier to flooding from the Don River.

Wikipedia: Corktown Common (EN), Website

771 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 2: Dominion Hotel

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Dominion Hotel

The Dominion Hotel is a restaurant and former hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Constructed in the late nineteenth century in the Corktown neighbourhood, it is a heritage hotel structure that has not been torn down and replaced with a modern structure. The structure is a designated heritage property.

Wikipedia: Dominion Hotel, Toronto (EN)

473 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 3: St. Paul's Basilica

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St. Paul's Basilica is the oldest Roman Catholic congregation in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located at 83 Power Street in the Corktown neighbourhood, just east of downtown, near the intersection of Queen and Parliament streets.

Wikipedia: St. Paul's Basilica (Toronto) (EN)

376 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 4: Little Trinity Anglican Church

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Little Trinity Anglican Church is a parish church of the Anglican Church of Canada. It is located at 425 King Street East in the Corktown neighbourhood, just east of downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. An Ontario Heritage Trust plaque at the site notes that the 1844 church is the oldest surviving church in the city.

Wikipedia: Little Trinity Anglican Church (EN)

52 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 5: Enoch Turner Schoolhouse Museum

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Enoch Turner Schoolhouse is a historic site and museum in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is a former school owned by the Ontario Heritage Trust. The school was built in 1848 when it was known as the Ward School. The building is located at 106 Trinity Street between King Street East and Eastern Avenue. It is the oldest school standing in the city.

Wikipedia: Enoch Turner School (EN), Website

406 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 6: Former Cherry Street Hotel

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Former Cherry Street HotelRick Harris from Whiby, Ontario, Canada / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Cherry Street Hotel is an 1859 heritage building in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located on the southeast corner of Front Street and Cherry Street, in the West Don Lands neighbourhood. The structure was originally the Palace Street School, which closed in 1887. The building was converted into a hotel, and later became an industrial building housing small industry. In the 1960s, the Canary Restaurant opened. The building became a type of incubator, renting small spaces for artists and small businesses. The restaurant closed after the area around the building was demolished for the new West Don Lands community. The building has been integrated into the new community and its facade retained and restored. Its next use has not been announced.

Wikipedia: Cherry Street Hotel (EN)

285 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 7: Young Centre for the Performing Arts

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The Young Centre for the Performing Arts is a theatre in the Distillery District in downtown Toronto, Canada. It is a brand-new theatre built into 19th-century-era Victorian industrial buildings. It is home to the Soulpepper Theatre Company and the theatre school at George Brown College.

Wikipedia: Young Centre for the Performing Arts (EN)

164 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 8: Distillery District

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Distillery District This image was created with Hugin. / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Distillery District is a commercial and residential district in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, east of downtown, which contains numerous cafés, restaurants, and shops housed within heritage buildings of the former Gooderham and Worts Distillery. The 13 acres (5.3 ha) district comprises more than forty heritage buildings and ten streets, and is the largest collection of Victorian-era industrial architecture in North America.

Wikipedia: Distillery District (EN)

936 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 9: LKTY Theatre for Young People

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LKTY Theatre for Young People

Young People's Theatre (YPT) is a professional theatre for youth located in Toronto, Ontario. The company produces and presents a full season of theatre and arts education programming, performing to approximately 150,000 patrons annually. Founded in 1966 by Susan Douglas Rubeš, YPT originally operated out of the now-demolished Colonnade Theatre on Bloor Street. Since its 1977–78 season, the company has resided in a renovated heritage building in downtown Toronto.

Wikipedia: Young People's Theatre (EN)

353 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 10: Daniel Brooke Building

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Daniel Brooke Building is a 19th-century Georgian building in Toronto, Ontario, Canada located on the northeast corner of Jarvis Street and King Street. The building is one of the last remaining buildings of the old Town of York. Built in 1833 for owners Daniel Brooke and John Murchison, it was rebuilt before 1849 and damaged by the Toronto Fire of 1849.

Wikipedia: Daniel Brooke Building (EN)

81 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 11: St. Lawrence Hall

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St. Lawrence Hall is a meeting hall in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, located at the corner of King Street East and Jarvis Street. It was created to be Toronto's public meeting hall home to public gatherings, concerts, and exhibitions. Its main feature was a thousand-seat amphitheatre. For decades the hall was the centre of Toronto's social life before larger venues took over much of this business. Today the hall continues as a venue for events including weddings, conferences, and art shows.

Wikipedia: St. Lawrence Hall (EN)

246 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 12: Cathedral Church of St. James

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The Cathedral Church of St. James is an Anglican cathedral in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is the location of the oldest congregation in the city, with the parish being established in 1797. The church, with construction beginning in 1850 and opening for services on June 19, 1853, was one of the largest buildings in the city at that time. It was designed by Frederick William Cumberland and is a prime example of Gothic Revival architecture.

Wikipedia: Cathedral Church of St. James (Toronto) (EN)


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