Ned Hanlan's Monument, Toronto

Ned Hanlan's Monument, Toronto

Edward Hanlan, born to an Irish hotelier, owner of Hanlan’s Point in 1855 grew up in Toronto and rowed to school. He used his rowing skills to bring freshly caught fish to the market before other fishermen. Since the age of 16, he participated in professional rowing competitions and in 1875 became the rowing champion of Ontario. Hanlan’s professional life as a sculler had just begun.

With his signature blue shirt and red headband, Hanlan went on the win the Canadian Championship in 1877, American in 1878 and the English Championship in 1879. He went on to become the Sculling World Champion in 1880 and made Canada proud. He held on to his World Championship title for another 4 years and frequently accepted challenges from other scullers. After two bouts of typhoid and losing his Championship title, Hanlan retired and set up his hotel while coaching rowers at Toronto University and Columbia University, New York. After conquering the world of sculling and successfully fighting typhoid, Hanlan succumbed to pneumonia at the age of 52.

Emanuel Hahn sculpted 9 foot bronze statue of Hanlan was unveiled in 1926 as remembrance. It was moved to the ferry dock at Hanlan’s Point in 2004 where you can visit it today. Along with naming of streets and inducting his name in the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame, Canadians commemorated their sculling hero by issuing a postage stamp in his honor in 1980.

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Sight Name: Ned Hanlan's Monument
Sight Location: Toronto, Canada
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Toronto Islands Self-guided Tour  

Walking Tours in Toronto, Canada

Create Your Own Walk in Toronto

Create Your Own Walk in Toronto

Creating your own self-guided walk in Toronto is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Art Lover's Tour In Toronto

Art Lover's Tour In Toronto

This tour will take you to a district that once embraced Gothic culture, and became a very popular tourist attraction. Young, vibrant and bohemian, Queen West Street is often compared to New York’s or London’s SoHo districts. It’s a hangout for many artists and musicians, with its many music stores, cafes, clubs and of course lots of art galleries. Follow this self-guided tour as it takes you to the most fashionable art galleries, as listed below.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.5 km
City Orientation Walk II

City Orientation Walk II

Toronto, the capital of Ontario, is a major Canadian metropolis on the shore of Lake Ontario renowned for its dynamic pace and a high-rising skyline comprising ultra-modern skyscrapers and historic architecture. The city boasts rich cultural scene and a multitude of green spaces, offering a wealth of entertainment and recreational facilities. To learn more about and enjoy the delights of Toronto, follow this orientation walk!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Cabbagetown Walking Tour

Cabbagetown Walking Tour

This neighborhood, located east of Toronto's downtown, was established in 1840. Once a small community of Irish immigrants and one of the poorest neighborhoods in Toronto, Cabbagetown was declared a historic district in 2004 and claims to be "the largest continuous area of preserved Victorian housing in North America". Check out the highlights of this region, as listed below.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Downtown Nightlife Part 2

Downtown Nightlife Part 2

An international hub and major metropolis, Toronto is also an important cultural center in Canada and North America. Seeing a large influx of tourists throughout the year, Toronto features a vibrant nightlife scene chock full of clubs, bars, restaurants, and lounges in the thriving Entertainment District located in the heart of the city and in outlying areas as well. Take this Toronto Nightlife Tour to experience all this fantastic city has to offer when the sun goes down.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 km
Toronto Islands Self-guided Tour

Toronto Islands Self-guided Tour

This chain of small islands located in Lake Ontario represents a great recreation destination surrounded by a peaceful and joyful atmosphere. The chain consists of three major islands (Center Island, Algonquin or Sunfish Island and Olympic Island) and several small ones. The Toronto Islands offer a great panoramic view of Toronto. Check out the attractions listed below that these islands offer to tourists.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.5 km
Downtown Nightlife Part 1

Downtown Nightlife Part 1

An international hub and major metropolis, Toronto is also an important cultural center in Canada and North America. Seeing a large influx of tourists throughout the year, Toronto features a vibrant nightlife scene chock full of clubs, bars, restaurants, and lounges in the thriving Entertainment District located in the heart of the city and in outlying areas as well. Take this Toronto Nightlife Tour to experience all this fantastic city has to offer when the sun goes down.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km

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