Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #6 in Toronto, Canada


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 20 sights
Distance 12.6 km
Ascend 382 m
Descend 385 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: 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)

771 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 2: 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

461 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 3: 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)

441 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 4: 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)

384 meters / 5 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

960 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 6: 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)

265 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 7: 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)

277 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 8: 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 9: 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)

833 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 10: Elgin & Winter Garden Theatres

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Elgin & Winter Garden TheatresWilliam Mewes from Oakville Ontario, Canada / CC BY 2.0

The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres are a pair of stacked theatres in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Winter Garden Theatre is seven storeys above the Elgin Theatre. They are the last surviving Edwardian stacked theatres in the world.

Wikipedia: Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres (EN)

284 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 11: Ed Mirvish Theatre

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The Ed Mirvish Theatre is a historic performing arts theatre in Toronto, Ontario, located near Yonge–Dundas Square. Owned and operated by Mirvish Productions, the theatre has approximately 2,300 seats across two levels. There are two entrances to the theatre, located at 263 Yonge Street and 244 Victoria Street.

Wikipedia: Ed Mirvish Theatre (EN), Website

383 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 12: Church of the Holy Trinity

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The Church of the Holy Trinity is an Anglican church located at Trinity Square in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Wikipedia: Church of the Holy Trinity (Toronto) (EN), Website

894 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 13: Campbell House

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Campbell House is an 1822 heritage house and museum in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was built for Upper Canada Chief Justice Sir William Campbell and his wife Hannah. The home was designed for entertaining and comfort, and constructed at a time when the Campbells were socially and economically established and their children had grown to adulthood. The house is one of the few remaining examples of Georgian architecture left in Toronto and is constructed in a style in vogue during the late Georgian era known as Palladian architecture.

Wikipedia: Campbell House (Toronto) (EN), Opening Hours

302 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 14: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

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The Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts is a 2,071-seat theatre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, located at the southeast corner of University Avenue and Queen Street West, across from Osgoode Hall. The land on which it is located was a gift from the Government of Ontario. It is the home of the Canadian Opera Company (COC) and the National Ballet of Canada. The building's modernist design by was created by Canadian firm Diamond Schmitt Architects, headed by Jack Diamond. It was completed in 2006, and the interior design includes an unusual glass staircase.

Wikipedia: Four Seasons Centre (EN), Website

850 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 15: 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)

1177 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 16: 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 17: 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 18: 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 19: 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

1426 meters / 17 minutes

Sight 20: 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


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