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Sidewalk Stories: Robbery, Railroads & Ruckus In The Junction

Workers laying new railroad tracks in The Junction.

Get your inquisitive minds ready for this rollicking walk through one of Toronto’s most vibrant neighbourhoods, led by veteran walking tour host Neil Ross. As you explore the history and streets of the Junction, sharpen your knowledge with answers to queries such as: did some of the Junction’s earliest residents come up on the Underground Railroad? Who robbed the Royal Mail outside one of the Junction’s first taverns? And just how wild does a town have to get to shut down its own bars?

After getting to know the fascinating stories of the Junction, test your knowledge with a quiz and a complimentary drink at Junction Craft Brewery.

Developed in collaboration with Neil Ross and the West Toronto Junction Historical Society.


Meeting point: 344 High Park Ave.
End point: Junction Craft Brewery, 150 Symes Rd
Length of the tour: 90 minutes
Total active walking time: 45 minutes
Total walking distance: 2.4 km
Longest walking time between stops: 14 minutes


Neil Ross
Writer, comedian, director, leader of historical walking tours. Telling Canadian Stories in Various Media.


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 Neil Ross and developed in collaboration with Neil Ross and the West Toronto Junction Historical Society.

Complimentary beverages courtesy of Junction Craft Brewery.

Myseum of Toronto is made possible with the generous support of Diane Blake and Stephen Smith.

Image credit: Laying track at Dundas and Keele streets, 1912. Fonds 1231, Item 430. City of Toronto Archives.

Sidewalk Stories: Robbery, Railroads & Ruckus In The Junction

24 Sep 2022 –
25 Sep 2022

Saturday September 24, 2022
3:00 PM

Sunday September 25, 2022
12:30 PM
3:00 PM


344 High Park Ave
Toronto, ON
M6P 2S7

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.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at [email protected].

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