Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #8 in Toronto, Canada


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 9 sights
Distance 5.8 km
Ascend 88 m
Descend 90 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: Ireland Park

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Ireland ParkBenson Kua from Toronto, Canada / CC BY-SA 2.0

Ireland Park is located on the shores of Lake Ontario on Éireann Quay, adjoining the Canada Malting Silos, at the foot of Bathurst Street in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Officially opened in the summer of 2007, Ireland Park commemorates the tens of thousands who fled Ireland during the Great Famine. In 1847, over 38,000 Irish men, women and children landed at Rees's Wharf on the shores of Toronto, fleeing famine and eager to start a new life. Although Toronto only had approximately 20,000 residents at the time, the city welcomed the newcomers with open arms. Over 1,100 new immigrants did not survive to make Canada their new home, with many perishing in fever sheds during the Typhus epidemic of 1847. Ireland Park is a tribute to all the Irish ancestors who came with only hope, for a new life in a promising country.

Wikipedia: Ireland Park (EN), Website

385 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 2: 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 3: 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)

620 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 4: 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

903 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 5: Trillium Park

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Trillium Park is a park in Toronto owned and operated by the Government of Ontario. Various Ontario landscapes inspired the park design. The William G. Davis Trail passes through the park connecting it to the Martin Goodman Trail.

Wikipedia: Trillium Park (EN)

630 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 6: 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)

273 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 7: SS Howard L. Shaw

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SS Howard L. Shaw

Howard L. Shaw was a 451-foot (137 m) long propeller driven freighter that operated on the Great Lakes of North America from her launching in 1900 to her retirement 1969. She is currently serving as a breakwater in Ontario Place on Lake Ontario.

Wikipedia: SS Howard L. Shaw (EN)

1308 meters / 16 minutes

Sight 8: 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)

1031 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 9: 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)


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