City Orientation Walk I, Toronto

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!
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City Orientation Walk I Map

Guide Name: City Orientation Walk I
Guide Location: Canada » Toronto (See other walking tours in Toronto)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 km
Author: alice
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Ontario Parliament

1) Ontario Parliament (must see)

Ontario Parliament is a most impressive building established in the late 1800s. It is located within the Queen's Park. At present, it is the house of the Legislative Chamber of Ontario. The Legislative Assembly of Ontario is the legislature of the province of Ontario, since Confederation in 1867. The legislature is made of two elements: the monarch of Canada, represented by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, and the unicameral assembly called the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. The...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Royal Ontario Museum

2) Royal Ontario Museum (must see)

From dinosaurs, meteors and historical artifacts to famous paintings, cultural artifacts and hands-on exhibits, the Royal Ontario Museum has it all. If you love museums and unraveling the past, historically, archeologically or scientifically, the Royal Ontario Museum is the place to be.

Receiving over a million visitors every year, the Royal Ontario Museum is one place that every tourist of Toronto has on his list. With over six million artifacts covering ancient history, art, meteorology,...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Bloor-Yorkville

3) Bloor-Yorkville

Founded in 1830 by entrepreneur Joseph Bloore and William Botsford Jarvis of Rosedale, the Bloor-Yorkville district is a former village, annexed by the City of Toronto. It is roughly bounded by Bloor Street to the south, Davenport Road to the north, Yonge Street to the east and Avenue Road to the west, and is considered part of the 'The Annex' neighborhood officially. It is one of Canada's most exclusive shopping districts. In 2006, the stretch of Bloor Street West between Yonge...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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University of Toronto

4) University of Toronto (must see)

The University of Toronto (U of T, UToronto, or Toronto) is a public research university in Toronto situated on the grounds that surround Queen's Park. It was founded by royal charter in 1827 as King's College, the first institution of higher learning in Upper Canada. Originally controlled by the Church of England, the university assumed the present name in 1850 upon becoming a secular institution. As a collegiate university, it comprises 12 colleges that differ in character and...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Kensington Market

5) Kensington Market

Kensington Market is one of the most fascinating market areas in Toronto. The place is packed with shops, restaurants and others. The merchandise of the Kensington Market comes from all over the world. Here is a place to enjoy a lot of cultures and...   view more
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Chinatown

6) Chinatown (must see)

A Chinatown is historically any ethnic enclave of expatriate Chinese, Hong Kongese, Macanese and Taiwanese people (outside China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao). Areas known as "Chinatown" exist throughout the world. Toronto's Chinatown is an ethnic enclave in the city's downtown area with a high concentration of ethnic Chinese residents and businesses extending along Dundas Street West and Spadina Avenue. Chinatown is one of the most popular districts for shopping, walking...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)

7) Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) (must see)

One of the most spectacular structures you can ever encounter in Toronto is the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). Housing the world’s largest Canadian art collection, the Art Gallery of Ontario is a must visit when in Toronto.

The museum was established in 1900 and was the resultant of the efforts of a group of citizens who didn't take art lightly. Although the museum had a shaky start, it progressed to earn the reputation of being one of the best-known museums in the city.

The AGO has...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Yonge Street

8) Yonge Street (must see)

Yonge Street is definitely a place to visit in Toronto. The street has more then 1,900 kilometers and it is a commercial district full of activity especially between Front and Lawrence. Yonge Street is full of shops, hotels, restaurants and bars.

Yonge Street (pronounced "young street") is a major arterial route connecting the shores of Lake Ontario in Toronto to Lake Simcoe, a gateway to the Upper Great Lakes. It was formerly listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the longest...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Yonge-Dundas Square

9) Yonge-Dundas Square (must see)

No place can get you closer to the spirit of the city of Toronto than the Yonge- Dundas Square. Filled with entertainment, energy and life, the Yonge-Dundas Square is the heart of the city’s cultural pedestal. Opposite the Eaton Center is Toronto’s community hub that attracts both tourist and locals on a very large scale.

Bringing together people from all walks of life, the Square hosts celebrations, theatrical events, musicals, movies and concerts. Buzzing with life and activity, the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

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.
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
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
Shopping Tour in Toronto

Shopping Tour in Toronto

There are many ways to enjoy shopping in Toronto. You can either walk along the oldest streets of the city, like Yonge street and visit the huge fancy shopping centers, or you can experience the atmosphere of the historic market of St. Lawrence. This tour has it all: from small unusual stores to big "all-mighty" malls. So don't hesitate to enjoy an authentic shopping experience by visiting the attractions listed below.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 km
Toronto's Historic Walking Tour

Toronto's Historic Walking Tour

Once an Anglo backwater, Toronto represents today the cultural and economic heart of English-speaking Canada. It is not only a beautiful city, but also has a rich history dating back to 1793. This tour invites you to explore, at your own leisure, the heritage of Toronto. Don't miss visiting its most exciting and representative sights, as listed below.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km
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
Toronto's Waterfront Self-guided Tour

Toronto's Waterfront Self-guided Tour

Toronto is located on the shore of Lake Ontario and it is more than obvious that the locals, as well as visitors to the city, cherish and admire the alluring views of the lake. Toronto's waterfront is one of the most picturesque places for walking, but it is also a great destination for those in search of entertainment. This walking tour will reveal all the pearls strewn along the quay. Don't hesitate to visit all the attractions on this itinerary, as listed below.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 km

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