Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #4 in Toronto, Canada


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 23 sights
Distance 8.6 km
Ascend 116 m
Descend 130 m

Experience Toronto in Canada in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in TorontoIndividual Sights in Toronto

Sight 1: The Keg

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The Keg The original uploader was SimonP at English Wikipedia. / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Keg Mansion is a former residential building that is presently used as a location for a The Keg restaurant, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The building was initially known as Euclid Hall, a prominent downtown heritage building located at 515 Jarvis Street.

Wikipedia: Keg Mansion (EN), Website, Website En, Website Fr

556 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 2: Grace Toronto Church

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Grace Toronto Church is a Presbyterian Church in America congregation worshipping in the historic Old St. Andrew's Church building at 383 Jarvis Street in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Wikipedia: Grace Toronto Church (EN), Website

196 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 3: Allan Gardens

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Allan GardensDiego Torres Silvestre from Sao Paulo, Brazil / CC BY 2.0

Allan Gardens is a conservatory and urban park located in the Garden District of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The property includes a playground, off-leash dog park, and a 1,500 square metres (16,000 sq ft) conservatory with six green houses.

Wikipedia: Allan Gardens (EN), Website

205 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 4: Jarvis Street Baptist Church

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The Jarvis Street Baptist Church is a Baptist church located at the intersection of Gerrard Street and Jarvis Street in downtown Toronto. One of the oldest churches in the city, its congregation was founded in 1818, and the present church constructed in 1875. It is a member of the Sovereign Grace Fellowship of Canada.

Wikipedia: Jarvis Street Baptist Church (EN)

832 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 5: CARLU

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The Carlu is an historic event space in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Opened in 1930 and known as the eponymous "Eaton's Seventh Floor", the venue was restored and reopened in 2003, renamed for its original architect. The Carlu is one of Toronto's best examples of Art Moderne architecture. The venue is owned by restaurant firm Oliver & Bonacini.

Wikipedia: The Carlu (EN)

457 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 6: McLaughlin Car Showroom

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McLaughlin Car Showroom

The McLaughlin Motor Car Showroom was built in 1925 and operated continuously as a car dealership until March 2007 when it was last occupied by Addison on Bay dealership (Cadillac) at 832 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario.

Wikipedia: McLaughlin Motor Car Showroom (EN)

51 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 7: Little Glenn

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Eldon Garnet is a multidisciplinary artist and novelist based in Toronto, Ontario and a professor at the Ontario College of Art and Design. From 1975 to 1990 he was the editor of Impulse, a Canadian magazine of art and culture.

Wikipedia: Little Glenn (EN)

217 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 8: Victoria Hospital for Sick Children

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Victoria Hospital for Sick Children is a building in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The building served as a hospital until 1951 and currently serves as a blood centre. The building has received a Commendation of Adaptive Re-use from the Toronto Historical Board.

Wikipedia: Victoria Hospital for Sick Children (EN)

499 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 9: Ontario Veterans Memorial

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Ontario Veterans' War Memorial is a 30-metre-long (98 ft) granite wall located on the front south lawn of Queen's Park in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The wall was designed by Allan Harding MacKay and landscape architectural firm Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg. Besides images laser-etched into the granite, the wall also includes inscriptions from author Jane Urquhart and military historian Jack Granatstein on the bronze centre- and end-pieces respectively. The wall was advocated for by the Veterans’ Memorial Advisory Committee under the leadership of retired Lieutenant-general Richard Rohmer, former Minister of Government Services, Gerry Phillips and public art consultant Karen Mills of Public Art Management.

Wikipedia: Ontario Veterans' Memorial (EN)

137 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 10: Queen Elizabeth II

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A statue of Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, stands in Queen's Park, in Toronto, Ontario. The bronze sculpture, depicting the Queen on the sovereign's throne from 1878, was unveiled in 2023. Reception has been mixed.

Wikipedia: Statue_of_Elizabeth_II_(Toronto) (EN)

451 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 11: Queen's Park (North)

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Queen's Park (North)松林 L from Toronto, Canada / CC BY 2.0

Queen's Park is an urban park in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Opened in 1860 by Edward, Prince of Wales, it was named in honour of Queen Victoria. The park is the site of the Ontario Legislative Building, which houses the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. The phrase "Queen's Park" is regularly used as a metonym for the Government of Ontario or the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.

Wikipedia: Queen's Park (Toronto) (EN)

207 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 12: Hart House Theatre

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Hart House Theatre is a 454-seat theatre in Toronto, Ontario located on the campus of the University of Toronto in the Hart House Student Centre. The theatre serves the university and the Toronto community at large.

Wikipedia: Hart House Theatre (EN)

107 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 13: Toronto Magnetic and Meteorological Observatory

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Toronto Magnetic and Meteorological Observatory

The Toronto Magnetic and Meteorological Observatory is a historical observatory located on the grounds of the University of Toronto, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The original building was constructed in 1840 as part of a worldwide research project run by Edward Sabine to determine the cause of fluctuations in magnetic declination. Measurements from the Toronto site demonstrated that sunspots were responsible for this effect on Earth's magnetic field. When this project concluded in 1853, the observatory was greatly expanded by the Canadian government and served as the country's primary meteorological station and official timekeeper for over fifty years. The observatory is considered the birthplace of Canadian astronomy.

Wikipedia: Toronto Magnetic and Meteorological Observatory (EN)

203 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 14: University College

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University College, popularly referred to as UC, is a constituent college of the University of Toronto, created in 1853 specifically as an institution of higher learning free of religious affiliation. It was the founding member of the university's modern collegiate system, and its non-denominationalism contrasted with contemporary colleges at the time, such as Trinity College and St. Michael's College, both of which later became part of the University of Toronto.

Wikipedia: University College, Toronto (EN)

1066 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 15: George Brown House

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George Brown HouseJeff Hitchcock from Seattle, WA, USA / CC BY 2.0

George Brown House is a historic building in the Grange Park neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was home to Father of Confederation, Reform Party politician and publisher George Brown. Its current address is 186 Beverley Street.

Wikipedia: George Brown House (Toronto) (EN)

435 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 16: St. Patrick's Catholic Church

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St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church on McCaul Street in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is the church for the city's fifth oldest Roman Catholic parish. St. Patrick subway station nearby and the adjacent St. Patrick Street were named after the church. St. Patrick's is the home of the Canadian National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help. The German-speaking Catholic community in Toronto holds services in the church as well.

Wikipedia: St. Patrick's Church (Toronto) (EN), Website

183 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 17: Art Gallery of Ontario

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Art Gallery of Ontario

The Art Gallery of Ontario is an art museum in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, located in the Grange Park neighbourhood of downtown Toronto, on Dundas Street West. The building complex takes up 45,000 square metres (480,000 sq ft) of physical space, making it one of the largest art museums in North America and the second-largest art museum in Toronto, after the Royal Ontario Museum. In addition to exhibition spaces, the museum also houses an artist-in-residence office and studio, dining facilities, event spaces, gift shop, library and archives, theatre and lecture hall, research centre, and a workshop.

Wikipedia: Art Gallery of Ontario (EN), Website

331 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 18: Grange Park

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Grange Park is a prominent and well-used public park in downtown Toronto, Ontario in Canada. It is located south of the Art Gallery of Ontario, next to the Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU) and north of University Settlement House, at the north end of John Street. The Park lends its name to the Grange Park neighbourhood in the vicinity of the park. Historically, the park was the backyard of The Grange, a manor that was later expanded and became the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Wikipedia: Grange Park (Toronto) (EN)

115 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 19: Toronto Chinese Baptist Church

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Toronto Chinese Baptist Church The original uploader was SimonP at English Wikipedia. / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Toronto Chinese Baptist Church is a Baptist church serving the Chinese-Canadian community of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is affiliated with Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec.

Wikipedia: Toronto Chinese Baptist Church (EN)

786 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 20: Anshei Minsk Synagogue

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Anshei Minsk is a synagogue in the Kensington Market neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was founded in 1912 by poor Jewish immigrants from what is now Belarus, which at the time was part of the Russian Empire. The current Byzantine Revival building was completed in 1930.

Wikipedia: Anshei Minsk (EN), Website

709 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 21: No. 8 Hose Station

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The No. 8 Hose Station is a small fire hall that is a Toronto landmark. It is located on College Street at Bellevue and marks the northern end of Kensington Market and serves the Chinatown area at Spadina and Dundas.

Wikipedia: No. 8 Hose Station (EN)

391 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 22: First Russian Congregation - The Kiever Shul

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The First Russian Congregation of Rodfei Sholem Anshei Kiev, known as the Kiever Synagogue or Kiever Shul, is a Modern Orthodox Jewish synagogue in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was founded by Jewish immigrants from Ukraine in 1912, and formally incorporated in 1914. The congregants were poor working-people, and services were led by members and held in their homes. Two houses were eventually purchased in the Kensington Market area, and in their place construction was completed on the current twin-domed Byzantine Revival building in 1927. The building was once the site of George Taylor Denison's home Bellevue.

Wikipedia: Kiever Synagogue (EN), Website

463 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 23: Alexandra Park

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Alexandra Park is a neighbourhood located in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Alexandra Park is bounded by Dundas Street West on the north, Spadina Avenue on the east, Queen Street West on the south, and Bathurst Street on the west. Alexandra Park consists of private and public housing, with at grade retail along Queen Street West and Spadina Avenue, some institutional, and several commercial buildings scattered through the neighborhood. The neighborhood takes its name from Alexandra Park, a municipal park at the south-east corner of Dundas Street West and Bathurst Street. The park is named for Queen Alexandra, whose husband, King Edward VII, was the first future monarch to visit Toronto.

Wikipedia: Alexandra Park, Toronto (EN)


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