Art Lover's Tour In Toronto, Toronto (Self Guided)

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.
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Art Lover's Tour In Toronto Map

Guide Name: Art Lover's Tour In Toronto
Guide Location: Canada » Toronto (See other walking tours in Toronto)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.5 km
Author: ann
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Edward Day Gallery

1) Edward Day Gallery

Opened in 1991 in Kingston, Ontario, Edward Day Gallery moved to Queen Street West in 2003. The gallery focuses on contemporary Canadian art and has played, throughout its existence, a key role in the Canadian art discourse.

Opening hours: Tuesday-Thursday, Saturday: 10am-6pm; Friday: 10am-7pm; Sunday: noon-5pm.
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Paul Petro Contemporary Art Gallery

2) Paul Petro Contemporary Art Gallery

Opening its doors to the public back in 1993, Paul Petro Contemporary Art Gallery represents a small art venue located on Queen Street West. The Gallery commits to exhibiting not only contemporary Canadian art, but also the works of international artists on an invitation basis. Opening hours: Wed-Sat: 11:00-5:00pm.
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Angell Gallery

3) Angell Gallery

Angell Gallery is famous for being a forward-thinking and unconventional gallery. It strives to support both emerging and already recognized artists who are not afraid to take risks in their work. The Gallery threw open its doors in 1996 and since then has dedicated itself to promoting non-conformist art.
Opening hours: Wed to Sat: 12pm to 5pm.
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Stephen Bulger Gallery

4) Stephen Bulger Gallery

Founded in 1994, the Stephen Bulger Gallery dedicated itself to exhibiting and selling international contemporary and historical photographs. The gallery houses more than 15,000 items belonging to the documentary tradition of photography.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 11:00AM - 6:00PM.
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Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Gallery

5) Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Gallery

Since 1998, Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Gallery has been showcasing the works of emerging contemporary artists. It is mostly known for its edgy and, at times, cutesy atmosphere. The Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Gallery also involves itself in diverse art projects at both the national and international levels.
Opening hours: Thursday to Saturday: 12:00-6:00 PM, Sunday: 1:00-5:00 PM.

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.
Souvenir Shopping Part 2

Souvenir Shopping Part 2

It would be a pity to leave Toronto without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Toronto, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.0 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...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 km
City Orientation Walk I

City Orientation Walk I

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,...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 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,...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 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...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 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...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.5 km

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Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Toronto for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Toronto has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Toronto, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.