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Heritage Toronto Tours

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Address: 157 King St E, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1G9, Canada
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+1 416-338-0684
09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00

Heritage Toronto has been running pay-what-you-can city walking tours for...

Heritage Toronto has been running pay-what-you-can city walking tours for 20 years, and we're excited to be in our second year now of offering bike, bus, boutique walking tours and children's walking tours! Heritage Toronto Tours run from the end of April until early October so there’s plenty of time to catch our fun and informative tours!

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Insightful, informative, entertaining ... and free!

Heritage Toronto offers a summer long series of tours that focus on Toronto's architectural, cultural and natural heritage. The walks cover neighbourhoods and communities across... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2016
John B
Toronto, Canada

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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We took the Toronto Heritage Tour with friends from California. We enjoyed the day just like we did in London England. Even though I've lived here for over 30 years it still was worth the time and money. Showed us a few places I'd never seen

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

Heritage Toronto offers a summer long series of tours that focus on Toronto's architectural, cultural and natural heritage. The walks cover neighbourhoods and communities across the city and are offered mostly on weekends from April through October. Check out Heritage Toronto's website to find out walks that are on offer. I recently participated in the Thistletown walk - a little... More 

Thank John B
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 27 January 2016

I've taken a couple of the tours and was quite impressed. Having never fully explored the city, I found the tour of The Beaches quite valuable as it explained how the area developed and changed over the years. The talk was a great balance of history, architecture, and interesting anecdotes. I also participated in the South Rosedale and Toronto’s Mayors... More 

Thank infolific
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 16 July 2015

For about 1.5 hours you will be thrown back into a time when Toronto's Yonge street was hopping with Jazz and R&B and Rock. From 1947 when Toronto "The Good" issued it's first liquor licenses to the hotels on Yonge St to the mid 70's. The time before the Eaton Centre and the strip clubs. Find out how Oscar Peterson... More 

3 Thank AnnetteJohanne
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Reviewed 25 April 2015

Heritage Toronto runs tours free tours from April to October. They are led by local historians and they are a wonderful way to learn about various Toronto neighbourhoods. There may be a large group taking a the tour, but the leader has a microphone and there is no difficulty hearing what is being said. Lace up your walking shoes, bring... More 

3 Thank Marnie2
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 11 April 2015

Although I've lived my whole life in Toronto, I always find out something new and interesting about my city on these walks - its history and architecture. The Heritage Toronto guides do a great job telling the city's stories. And most of the walks are free / pay what you can.

Thank Trawnagal
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 5 April 2015

I am a Toronto resident. I went to several Heritage Toronto Tours in 2014. The tour guides were knowledgeable and I learned a number of things about each neighbourhood I took a tour in. Besides, it's nice to go for a walk.

2 Thank Jensen W
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Reviewed 5 April 2015

This is a great way to learn about our own 'backyard'...our local areas have wonderful historically significant buildings which are great to learn about so we can help protect them from destruction. It is great that these walks are free, I would be happy to donate to these buildings/areas - as I do when I do walking tours in other... More 

2 Thank S H
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Reviewed 1 April 2015

As often as I have walked through familiar neighbourhoods in Toronto, I am amazed at how much I learn each time I go on a Heritage Toronto historical walk. I now look at city streets and buildings in a different way. The volunteer walk leaders and guides are all very knowledgeable and friendly. A great way to spend a Saturday... More 

1 Thank Jim A
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 27 March 2015

I am a life time resident of Toronto but I find there is always something to learn from the tours. I highly recommend them to any one.

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