Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #9 in Toronto, Canada


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 20 sights
Distance 13.8 km
Ascend 181 m
Descend 162 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: St Anne's Anglican Church

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St. Anne's, Gladstone Avenue in Toronto is a National Historic Site and parish of the Anglican Church of Canada. It was established in 1863 as the parish for the hamlet of Brockton, Canada, and is one of the seven parishes of Parkdale Deanery. The current building, dating to 1907–08 and overlooking Dufferin Street, is noted for its distinctive design, based on the Byzantine Revival style. The interior of the church is decorated by artwork by members of the Group of Seven circle of painters, depicting events of the Old and New Testaments and dating to 1923. The artwork by J. E. H. MacDonald, Frederick Varley, and Franklin Carmichael is a unique example of Group of Seven art designed for a religious purpose, something they are not known for.

Wikipedia: St. Anne's Anglican Church (EN)

690 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 2: Dufferin Grove Park

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Dufferin Grove Park is a park in the Dufferin Grove neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The park is located on the east side of Dufferin Street, south of Bloor Street West. It is located a block south of the Dufferin subway station and across the street from Dufferin Mall. The park extends two city blocks east and is primarily green-space with mixed open space and treed areas.

Wikipedia: Dufferin Grove Park (EN)

1694 meters / 20 minutes

Sight 3: Christie Pits Park

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Christie Pits is a public recreational area in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located at 750 Bloor Street West at Christie Street, just west of the Toronto Transit Commission's Christie subway station.

Wikipedia: Christie Pits (EN), Website

1661 meters / 20 minutes

Sight 4: 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)

1293 meters / 16 minutes

Sight 5: 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

391 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 6: 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)

351 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 7: 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)

416 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 8: 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)

656 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 9: 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

377 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 10: 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)

839 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 11: 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)

418 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 12: 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)

517 meters / 6 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)

442 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 14: Royal Ontario Museum

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Royal Ontario Museum

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is a museum of art, world culture and natural history in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is one of the largest museums in North America and the largest in Canada. It attracts more than one million visitors every year, making it the most-visited museum in Canada. It is north of Queen's Park, in the University of Toronto district, with its main entrance on Bloor Street West. Museum subway station is named after it and, since a 2008 renovation, is decorated to resemble the ROM's collection at the platform level.

Wikipedia: Royal Ontario Museum (EN), Website

234 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 15: Gardiner Museum

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Gardiner MuseumSmart Destinations from Boston, USA / CC BY-SA 2.0

The George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art is a ceramics museum in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The museum is situated within University of Toronto's St. George campus, in downtown Toronto. The 4,299.2-square-metre (46,276 sq ft) museum building was designed by Keith Wagland, with further expansions and renovations done by KPMB Architects.

Wikipedia: Gardiner Museum (EN), Website, Opening Hours

169 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 16: Church of the Redeemer

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Church of the RedeemerDennis Jarvis from Halifax, Canada / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Church of the Redeemer is an Anglican church in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The small church is prominently located at the intersection of Bloor Street and Avenue Road, near the Royal Ontario Museum. The Gothic Revival style building opened on June 15, 1879.

Wikipedia: Church of the Redeemer (Toronto) (EN), Website

824 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 17: First Church of Christ, Scientist

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First Church of Christ, Scientist

The First Church of Christ, Scientist is the oldest Christian Science congregation in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located at 196 St. George St. in The Annex neighbourhood, just north of the University of Toronto. It maintains a Reading Room at 927 Yonge Street north of Bloor. The church is a branch of The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Wikipedia: First Church of Christ, Scientist (Toronto) (EN)

1404 meters / 17 minutes

Sight 18: Ramsden Park

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Ramsden Park Paull Young / CC BY 2.0

Ramsden Park is a public park located at 1020 Yonge Street in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, with access via Ramsden Park Road. and Pears Avenue. With an area of 13.7 acres, Ramsden Park is one of the largest in downtown Toronto. It features playgrounds, basketball courts, hockey rinks and a small skateboarding feature.

Wikipedia: Ramsden Park (EN)

728 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 19: Masonic Temple

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The Masonic Temple is a hall in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located on the north-west corner of Davenport Road and Yonge Street.

Wikipedia: Masonic Temple (Toronto) (EN)

674 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 20: St. Paul's Anglican Church

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St. Paul's, Bloor Street, is an Anglican church located at 227 Bloor Street East in Toronto, Ontario. The present church building, completed in 1913, was designed by E. J. Lennox in the Gothic Revival style. At 10,000 square metres (110,000 sq ft), it is the largest church in the Diocese of Toronto. The building is designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act as being of cultural heritage value or interest. It is the regimental church of The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada.

Wikipedia: St. Paul's, Bloor Street (EN)


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