Explore over 150 years of unique architectural history in and around the University of Toronto’s St. George campus, delving into how architects have worked around, added to, repaired, adapted, and even relocated some of the earliest structures in the area. Tour through one of the most remarkable architectural collections in Canada, taking stock of buildings such as the Royal Ontario Museum, the Faculty of Arts and Science, and Robarts Library. Led by Joël León of the Toronto Society of Architects, this walk will challenge preconceptions of what heritage is and raise questions of how to preserve our past while meeting the needs of the future.
Developed in collaboration with the Toronto Society of Architects.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Meeting point: Royal Ontario Museum, East Steps, 100 Queens Park
End point: UofT Faculty of Arts & Science building, 100 St George St
Length of the tour: 75-90 minutes
Total active walking time: TBC
Total walking distance: TBC
Longest walking time between stops: TBC
ABOUT SIDEWALK STORIES
Get to know Toronto’s unforgettable stories with a unique series of walking tours. There’s something for everyone in these five distinct experiences that will transport you back to the formative Toronto of the 17th century, all the way through to the gritty 1980s.
Led by Joël León and developed in collaboration with the Toronto Society of Architects.
Myseum of Toronto is made possible with the generous support of Diane Blake and Stephen Smith.
Image credit: Photo by Luqman Yasin
Sidewalk Stories: Old Meets New
16 Oct 2022
Saturday October 15, 2022
Sunday October 16, 2022
Royal Ontario Museum, East Steps
100 Queens Park
Tours will be in large groups of people. We recommend wearing a mask because physical distancing cannot be possible.
Entirely flat terrain, paved sidewalks, city traffic
Rain or shine the tours will move ahead. However, in the event that the forecast calls for storms or very heavy rain, a notice of cancellation will be sent out 3 hours prior to the start of the tour.