Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #5 in Toronto, Canada


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 20 sights
Distance 10.5 km
Ascend 176 m
Descend 168 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: 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)

522 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 2: 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)

407 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 3: 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

486 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 4: Textile Museum Of Canada

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Textile Museum Of Canada

The Textile Museum of Canada, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is a museum dedicated to the collection, exhibition, and documentation of textiles.

Wikipedia: Textile Museum of Canada (EN), Website

466 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 5: Nathan Phillips Square

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Nathan Phillips Square is an urban plaza in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It forms the forecourt to Toronto City Hall, or New City Hall, at the intersection of Queen Street West and Bay Street, and is named after Nathan Phillips, mayor of Toronto from 1955 to 1962. The square was designed by the City Hall's architect Viljo Revell and landscape architect Richard Strong. It opened in 1965. The square is the site of concerts, art displays, a weekly farmers' market, the winter festival of lights, and other public events, including demonstrations. During the winter months, the reflecting pool is converted into an ice rink for ice skating. The square attracts an estimated 1.5 million visitors yearly. With an area of 4.85 hectares, it is Canada's largest city square.

Wikipedia: Nathan Phillips Square (EN)

1495 meters / 18 minutes

Sight 6: 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)

401 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 7: St. Luke's United Church

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St. Luke's United ChurchJeff Hitchcock from Seattle, WA, USA / CC BY 2.0

Saint Luke's United Church is located at 353 Sherbourne Street in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Originally built across the street from the old site of Toronto General Hospital, it is now across from Allan Gardens. The building was originally home to Sherbourne Street Methodist Church, later Sherbourne United. It merged with Carlton Street United in 1959 to create St. Luke's. Sherbourne was founded in 1872, while Carlton originated in 1832.

Wikipedia: St. Luke's United Church (EN)

312 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 8: 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

865 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 9: 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)

51 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 10: 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)

528 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 11: 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 12: 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 13: 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)

922 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 14: Knox Presbyterian Church

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Knox Presbyterian Church The original uploader was SimonP at English Wikipedia. / CC BY-SA 3.0

Knox Presbyterian Church is a Presbyterian church in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Wikipedia: Knox Presbyterian Church (Toronto) (EN)

377 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 15: First Narayever Congregation

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First Narayever Congregation is a traditional-egalitarian synagogue located at 187 Brunswick Avenue, in the Harbord Village neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is the largest Jewish congregation in downtown Toronto. It was founded by the Jewish immigrants from Narayiv, western Ukraine, hence the Yiddish name "Narayever".

Wikipedia: First Narayever Congregation (EN), Website

656 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 16: Congregation Shaarei Tzedec

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Shaarei Tzedec Congregation is an Orthodox Jewish synagogue located at 397 Markham Street in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Wikipedia: Shaarei Tzedec (EN)

416 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 17: College Street United Church

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College Street United Church The original uploader was SimonP at English Wikipedia. / CC BY-SA 3.0

College Street United Church is a United Church of Canada church at the corner of College and Bathurst Streets in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. As of 1990 the church is part of the same structure as The Channel Club Condo at 456 College Street.

Wikipedia: College Street United Church (EN)

351 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 18: 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 19: 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

1293 meters / 16 minutes

Sight 20: St. Francis of Assisi Church

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Saint Francis of Assisi is a Roman Catholic church founded in 1902 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located in the west end neighbourhood of Little Italy and Trinity-Bellwoods and within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto.

Wikipedia: St. Francis of Assisi, Toronto (EN)


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