Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #10 in Toronto, Canada


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 20 sights
Distance 13.8 km
Ascend 325 m
Descend 354 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: The Omni King Edward Hotel

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The Omni King Edward Hotel, also known as the "King Eddy", is a historic luxury hotel in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The hotel is located at 37 King Street East, and it occupies the entire block bounded by King Street on the north, Victoria Street on the east, Colborne Street on the south and Leader Lane on the west.

Wikipedia: King Edward Hotel (Toronto) (EN), Website

330 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 2: Gooderham Building

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The Gooderham Building, also known as the Flatiron Building, is an historic office building at 49 Wellington Street East in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located on the eastern edge of the city's Financial District in the St. Lawrence neighbourhood, wedged between Front Street and Wellington Street in Downtown Toronto, where they join up to form a triangular intersection. Completed in 1892, the red-brick edifice was an early example of a prominent flatiron building.

Wikipedia: Gooderham Building (EN)

21 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 3: The Flatiron Mural

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Derek Michael Besant is a Canadian artist living in Calgary, Alberta who, since the 1980s, has created prints, watercolours and large-scale art, shown in exhibitions and as public art projects in Canada and abroad. Since the mid-1990s, he has developed working with the new technology available in photographic imaging to create experimental prints and print installations.

Wikipedia: Derek Michael Besant (EN)

570 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 4: Design Exchange

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The Design Exchange (DX) is a Canadian event venue. It is located in Toronto's financial district in the historical Toronto Stock Exchange building, that was incorporated into a skyscraper in 1991, the Toronto-Dominion Centre. The organization operated a design museum, but this museum was closed in 2019. Since 2017, it hosts a biennial design festival, the Expo for Design, Innovation, & Technology (EDIT).

Wikipedia: Design Exchange (EN)

778 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 5: Roy Thomson Hall

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Roy Thomson Hall is a concert hall in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Located downtown in the city's entertainment district, it is home to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, and the Toronto Defiant. Opened in 1982, its circular architectural design exhibits a sloping and curvilinear glass exterior. It was designed by Canadian architects Arthur Erickson and Mathers and Haldenby. Itzhak Perlman acted as a special advisor to the architects on accessibility needs for disabled performers and guests.

Wikipedia: Roy Thomson Hall (EN), Website

211 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 6: Royal Alexandra Theatre

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The Royal Alexandra Theatre, commonly known as the Royal Alex, is an historic performing arts theatre in Toronto, Ontario. The theatre is located at 260 King Street West, in the downtown Toronto Entertainment District. Owned and operated by Mirvish Productions, the theatre has approximately 1,244 seats across three levels. Built in 1907, the Royal Alexandra Theatre is the oldest continuously operating legitimate theatre in North America.

Wikipedia: Royal Alexandra Theatre (EN), Website

231 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 7: Princess of Wales Theatre

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The Princess of Wales Theatre is a 2,000-seat live theatre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located on King Street West, in Toronto's downtown Entertainment District. The theatre's name has a triple meaning: it honours Diana, Princess of Wales, with whose consent the theatre was named; it links the building to its sister theatre, the Royal Alexandra, one block to the east, also named – with Royal assent – for a former Princess of Wales; and it recalls the Princess Theatre, Toronto's first "first-class legitimate" playhouse, that stood three blocks to the east until 1931.

Wikipedia: Princess of Wales Theatre (EN), Website

907 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 8: Roundhouse Park

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Roundhouse Park is a 17 acre park in the downtown core of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is in the former Railway Lands. It features the John Street Roundhouse, a preserved locomotive roundhouse which is home to the Toronto Railway Museum, Steam Whistle Brewing, and the restaurant and entertainment complex The Rec Room. The park is also home to a collection of trains, the former Canadian Pacific Railway Don Station, and the Roundhouse Park Miniature Railway. The park is bounded by Bremner Boulevard, Lower Simcoe Street, Lake Shore Boulevard West/Gardiner Expressway and Rees Street.

Wikipedia: Roundhouse Park (EN)

295 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 9: Ripley's Aquarium of Canada

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Ripley's Aquarium of Canada is a public aquarium in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The aquarium is one of three aquariums owned-and-operated by Ripley Entertainment. It is located in downtown Toronto, just southeast of the CN Tower. The aquarium has 5.7 million litres of marine and freshwater habitats from across the world. The exhibits hold more than 20,000 exotic sea and freshwater specimens from more than 450 species.

Wikipedia: Ripley's Aquarium of Canada (EN), Website

115 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 10: CN Tower

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The CN Tower is a 553.3 m-high (1,815.3 ft) concrete communications and observation tower in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Completed in 1976, it is located in downtown Toronto, built on the former Railway Lands. Its name "CN" referred to Canadian National, the railway company that built the tower. Following the railway's decision to divest non-core freight railway assets prior to the company's privatization in 1995, it transferred the tower to the Canada Lands Company, a federal Crown corporation responsible for the government's real estate portfolio.

Wikipedia: CN Tower (EN), Website

781 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 11: Clarence Square

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Clarence Square is a small park in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where Wellington Street West meets Spadina Avenue. It is a relatively quiet and shady park, with many large trees and a spacious grassy terrain. There are several benches and picnic tables scattered throughout and a drinking fountain in the centre.

Wikipedia: Clarence Square (EN)

966 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 12: Factory Theatre

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Factory Theatre is a theatre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was founded as Factory Theatre Lab in 1970 by Ken Gass and Frank Trotz, and it was run for almost 20 years by Dian English.

Wikipedia: Factory Theatre (EN), Website

1150 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 13: Canoe Landing Park

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Canoe Landing Park

Canoe Landing Park is an 8 acres (3.2 ha) privately funded urban park in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada, adjacent to the Gardiner Expressway in the CityPlace neighbourhood. The name was chosen as part of a city-run contest and the final name was announced on the t.o.night free evening commuter paper. Formerly, it was tentatively known as CityPlace Park.

Wikipedia: Canoe Landing Park (EN), Website

700 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 14: Little Norway Park

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Little Norway Park is a small park in the Harbourfront area of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, at the southwest corner of Bathurst Street and Queens Quay West. The park is just north of the Western Channel into Toronto Harbour. It was opened in 1986.

Wikipedia: Little Norway Park (EN)

677 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 15: Queen's Wharf Lighthouse

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The Queen's Wharf Lighthouse is a lighthouse in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, situated at Fleet Street just east of the Princes' Gates at Exhibition Place. The octagonal building was originally one of a pair of lighthouses built in 1861 at Queen's Wharf, replacing an earlier 16-foot lighthouse built in 1838. The 11-metre (36-foot) three-storey wood structure is one of two surviving 19th-century lighthouses in Toronto.

Wikipedia: Queen's Wharf Lighthouse (EN)

1036 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 16: Fort York

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Fort YorkVlad Litvinov from Toronto / CC BY 2.0

Fort York is an early 19th-century military fortification in the Fort York neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The fort was used to house members of the British and Canadian militaries, and to defend the entrance of the Toronto Harbour. The fort features stone-lined earthwork walls and eight historical buildings within them, including two blockhouses. The fort forms a part of Fort York National Historic Site, a 16.6 ha (41-acre) site that includes the fort, Garrison Common, military cemeteries, and a visitor centre.

Wikipedia: Fort York (EN), Website

1210 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 17: Coronation Park

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Coronation Park may refer to:Coronation Park (Toronto), a public park and memorial in Toronto, Ontario, Canada Coronation Park, a multi-use stadium in Sunyani, Ghana Coronation Park, Delhi, India The home football stadium of Eastwood Town F.C., Nottinghamshire, England A public park in Woodcroft, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada A public park in Radcliffe, Greater Manchester, England A public park located in Palmerston North, New Zealand An area of Krugersdorp, South Africa

Wikipedia: Coronation Park (EN), Website

1228 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 18: Budweiser Stage

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The Budweiser Stage, originally known as the Molson Amphitheatre, is a concert venue in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located on the grounds of Ontario Place and hosts many diverse acts, including genres like rock, pop, country, and jazz. The first musician to perform here was Bryan Adams on May 18, 1995.

Wikipedia: Molson Canadian Amphitheatre (EN)

1031 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 19: Fort Rouillé Monument

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Fort Rouillé Monument

Fort Rouillé was a French trading post located in what is now Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Fort Rouillé was constructed by the French in 1751, building upon the success of a trading post they established in the area a year earlier, known as Fort Toronto. Fort Rouillé was named for Antoine Louis Rouillé, who at the time of its establishment was Secretary of State for the Navy in the administration of King Louis XV of France. It served as a trading post with the local indigenous peoples from the region.

Wikipedia: Fort Rouillé (EN)

1582 meters / 19 minutes

Sight 20: Ontario Place

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Ontario Place The original uploader was IDuke at English Wikipedia. / CC BY 2.5

Ontario Place is an entertainment venue, event venue, and park in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The venue is located on three artificial landscaped islands just off-shore in Lake Ontario, south of Exhibition Place, and southwest of Downtown Toronto. It opened on May 22, 1971, and operated as a theme park centered around Ontario themes and family attractions until 2012 when the Government of Ontario announced that it would close for redevelopment. It has since reopened as a park without admission but without several of the old attractions. The Government of Ontario is currently considering further redevelopment of the site.

Wikipedia: Ontario Place (EN)


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