City Orientation Walk II, 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 II Map

Guide Name: City Orientation Walk II
Guide Location: Canada » Toronto (See other walking tours in Toronto)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 12
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Author: alice
Yonge-Dundas Square

1) 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
Trinity Square

2) Trinity Square (must see)

The Trinity Square located in downtown Toronto and is accessed via James Street or by walkways from Bay Street and Dundas Street. It is surrounded by the Eaton Center, Bell Trinity Square and Marriott Downtown Eaton Center Hotel. 

The owner of the site of the Square, John Simcoe Macaulay sold the site in 1845 and made way for the construction of the Church of the Holy Trinity, which stands even today as the Anglican Church of the Holy Trinity. The area around the Church was called...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Toronto New City Hall

3) Toronto New City Hall

Another architectural landmark in the city of Toronto is the New City Hall. Photographed by many, and a common symbol of Toronto, the New City Hall manages to stand out as a unique structure portraying originality and sophistication in the city’s landscape.

The New City Hall was designed by Finnish architect Viljo Revell, who was awarded the project after an international competition that drew in over 500 designs from more than 42 nations worldwide. The competition initially underwent...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Eaton Centre

4) Eaton Centre (must see)

If you love to shop, Toronto is the place for you; it has a variety of what can be called, some of the best places to go crazy shopping.

The city can provide every visitor his/her definition of the ‘best shopping day ever’ and all shopping destinations are perfectly compatible with the visitor’s budget. However, the shopping experience in Toronto does not end there; you haven’t seen it all till you have visited the Eaton Centre. Literally a-shop-till-you-drop venue, the Eaton Centre...   view more
Hudson's Bay Company

5) Hudson's Bay Company

Located in downtown Toronto, Hudson's Bay Company Store focuses on fashionable and stylish clothes for both men and women. However they do have other goods as well so basically you can buy everything under a single roof. The store is commonly known as the Bay and is the oldest commercial corporation in North America.
Operation hours: Sun: 10:00AM - 7:00PM; Mon: 10:00AM - 6:00PM; Tue-Fri: 10:00AM - 9:30PM; Sat: 9:30AM -...   view more
Old City Hall

6) Old City Hall (must see)

Located on the corner of Queen and Bay Street is one of the city’s architectural treasures, the Old City Hall. Grand in its demeanor and elegant in its stance, the Old City Hall was once the crowning jewel of the budding city of Toronto.

It is no secret that a lot of pain, effort, time and not to forget money went into the making of this building. By the end of 1880, the city of Toronto had expanded beyond the range of the existent municipal authority. So another building was commissioned...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

7) Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (French: Banque Canadienne Impériale de Commerce), commonly CIBC, is one of Canada's chartered banks, fifth largest by deposits. The bank is headquartered at Commerce Court in Toronto, Ontario. The bank's two strategic business units, CIBC World Markets and CIBC Retail Markets, also have international operations in the United States, the Caribbean, Asia and the United Kingdom. Globally, CIBC serves more than eleven million clients, and has over...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Brookfield Place

8) Brookfield Place (must see)

Toronto’s architectural landscape is a perfect blend of the old and the new. Showcasing some stunning cutting-edge modern designs and monuments of the past, it is indeed a breathtaking sight to see both the extremes make up the perfect skyline of the city. Brookfield Place is one such site. A visit to this place is a must if you do not want to miss out on any fascinating structure of Toronto.

The Brookfield Place comprises of two contemporary towers, the Bay Wellington Tower and the TD...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Hockey Hall of Fame

9) Hockey Hall of Fame (must see)

The people of Toronto take their sport very seriously especially when it comes to their much-loved game, Hockey. And no visit to Toronto is complete without getting a glimpse of this fascinating sport and being part of the thrill. What better way to do this than tour the Hockey Hall of Fame! The museum is dedicated to the history of ice hockey and proudly displays the achievements and accolades won by the teams and their players.

First established in 1943, the Hockey Hall of Fame is the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
St. Lawrence Market

10) St. Lawrence Market (must see)

Established on 1803, St. Lawrence Market is owned by the City of Toronto and is the nerve centre for commercial and administrative activity for the city. The market is located between Jarvis, Front, King and Church streets, the former industrial area of the city. It is the largest market in the city and is open five days a week, Tuesday to Saturday.

The South Market houses the daily sale of fresh fruits and vegetables along with dairy and meat products. Freshly baked goods are available here...   view more
St. James Anglican Cathedral

11) St. James Anglican Cathedral

One of the most enthralling churches in Toronto is the St. James Cathedral. Not only does the facade of the Church make it captivating but it is also the story that comes along with the Cathedral.

The Cathedral is home to the oldest congregation in the city of Toronto, which was established in 1797. Apart from that, the St. James Cathedral also serves as the spiritual center of the St. Lawrence neighborhood. One of the most treasured heritage sites in Toronto; the Cathedral also serves as the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Toronto Sculpture Garden

12) Toronto Sculpture Garden

At the heart of every art lover, there exists an art critic and the best place to nurture that side is at a set up that is not too formal like a museum or a gallery but somewhere in between. So, scrutinize some of the most stunning works of upcoming artists and works of world renowned sculptors in an unconventional set up at the Toronto Sculpture Garden. Located just opposite the most stunning, Cathedral Church of St. James, the Toronto Sculpture Garden is the perfect place if you are in 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.
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
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
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
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 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
Religious Heart of Toronto Walking Tour

Religious Heart of Toronto Walking Tour

Because it is an ethnically diverse city, Toronto has different types of churches beginning with imposing Revival style Cathedrals to small postmodernist churches.This tour however aims to introduce you to some of the most famous religious structures in the city. While in Toronto be sure to check the ones listed below.

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

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