Toronto History Part One : The Nineteenth Century

There is more to Toronto than you will ever learn by taking in the panorama from the CN Tower, or by checking out a Raptors game at the Air Canada Centre. Join our Historic Toronto tour, and learn all about the surprising origins of modern day Toronto.

Our emphasis is on the first century of Toronto history. This tour will introduce you to the facts that are unknown to many people who have lived here for decades. Invest ninety-minutes with us, and you will impress others by knowing the sometimes shocking tales of our old town district.

Today, the modern city of Toronto is a cosmopolitan centre for all of Canada. Culture, business, and entertainment flourish. We have the largest multicultural population of any city in the world. We have the third largest theatre district in the world. But Toronto has not always been such a model city. Murder, epidemic, invasion, revolution and disaster were all part of early Toronto. Travel back over 200 years in time, and discover the origins of our city. You will hear the amazing stories of a city that you only thought you knew.

The truth behind Historic Toronto will amaze you!!

Toronto History

These are just a few of the events you will hear about on the Toronto History Tour.

Things You will Need to Know about this Tour

  • The tour begins outside the eastern most point of the Flatiron (or Gooderham) building, pictured on the right. The Flatiron building is located at 49 Wellington Street East, where Front and Wellington Streets meet up at Church Street. The Flatiron building is a short walk east from Union Station.
  • The tour ends back at the Flatiron building.
  • The tour lasts between 90-minutes and two hours.
  • The tour is conducted entirely outdoors, so please remember to dress accordingly and wear comfortable walking shoes!!

PLEASE REMEMBER TO CALL AHEAD BEFORE COMING ON ANY OF TOURS, TO CONFIRM TOUR AVAILABILITY. AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT BY CHECKING WITH US BEFORE THE TOUR BEGINS.

If you have any more questions, just ask!

DATES AND TIMES

Tuesdays at 11.00 a.m.
Thursdays at 11.00 a.m.

This tour is available throughout the entire calendar year. REMEMBER, if it is not scheduled for when you want to do it, just let us know, and we’ll change our schedule just for you! We suggest making reservations at least 24 hours before the tour starts.

Prices

Adults:
$20.00 for one person
$15.00 each for two or three people
$10.00 each for four or more

Students and Youth - please contact us for details

We offer GIFT CERTIFICATES and special discount passes for visitors who plan to attend more than one tour. Contact us to find out more information.

 

 
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