TORONTO STREET NAMES: Downtown - Queen’s Park to Peter and Wellington Streets

Toronto’s past is reflected through its street names and neighbourhoods. You pass by street signs, subway stations and neighbourhoods every day, but you may have never listened for their stories. There are curious facts, profound events, and touching stories hiding behind the names of so many of our streets, intersections and neighbourhoods. Sign up for this tour, go for a walk with your guide, and we promise you’ll never look at those street signs and neighbourhood names the same way again.

In the Toronto Street Names “Downtown” tour, you’ll hear the stories behind University Avenue, College Street, Dundas Street, College Street, Richmond Street, Queen Street, King Street and the Grange and Art Gallery of Ontario neighbourhoods. You’ll even learn how to correctly pronounce “Spadina”. The tour starts out where our Toronto Street Names - Midtown tour leaves off, at the front lawn of Queen’s Park, the legislative assembly building, by the statue of Sir John A. MacDonald. It concludes at Peter and Wellington Streets.

The things you’ll learn about Toronto’s history through it’s street names, are the kind of facts you’ll be trying to remember so you can impress your friends!

Things You will Need to Know about this Tour

  • It begins at the statue of Sir John A. MacDonald, at the base of the property in front of Queen’s Park, the legislative assembly.
  • It finishes at the intersection of Peter and Wellington Streets.
  • It takes about two hours and is conducted entirely outdoors.
  • It is not circular, it does not finish back where it starts. The closest subway station to the start is “Queen’s Park”. The closest subway station to the ending point is “Saint Andrew” located at King Street and University Avenue. Both the starting and stopping points are very close to the subway.

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 & Times

Wednesdays at 1.00 p.m.
Fridays at 1.00 p.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!

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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