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With over 150 years of architectural history and home to over 80 heritage designated buildings, the University of Toronto’s St. George campus is without a doubt one of the most unique and remarkable architectural collections in Canada. This historical campus though is far from a museum. With just over 90,000 students, as well as thousands of faculty and staff, the University is a city that is continuously growing and evolving – requiring new buildings, retrofits and renovations to keep up with its changing population.

Join us on this walk as we explore how architects have worked around, added to, repaired, adapted and sometimes even relocated some of the university’s earliest structures. Learn about the unique challenges and opportunities that arise when dealing with heritage structures. Along the way we will explore a wide range of buildings and landscapes – from High Victorian masterpieces with gleaming glass additions, to Brutalist behemoths and modernist pioneers – many which challenge preconceptions of what heritage is and raise the question of how can we preserve our past while meeting the needs of the future. Highlights in this tour include the Royal Ontario Museum, the Royal Conservatory of Music, Robarts Library and One Spadina Crescent.

WHERE: Steps of Weston Entrance (Queens Park), Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens Park. The tour finishes at 1 Spadina Crescent.

WHEN: Sundays June 2, June 30, July 7, August 4, September 8 and Saturdays June 22, July 20, August 24, October 5. Be sure to use the drop-down menu when purchasing tickets to see all the ticket dates!

TICKETS: TSA Members get 50% off regular ticket price for one ticket per tour per season. Children ages 12 and under are free, provided they are accompanied by a paying adult.

TICKET SALES CLOSE 15 minutes before the tour start time. Cash tickets may be available directly from the tour guide at the start of the tour if it is not sold out. If you have not purchased a ticket in advance, please arrive at least 10 minutes early to allow time for the ticket sale. Please bring exact change as tour guides do not carry change.

ABOUT THE TORONTO SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTURE TOURS: Toronto Architecture Tours offers 3 regular walking tours featuring contemporary Toronto architecture. From city landmarks to hidden gems, learn the stories behind the buildings, landscapes and art that make Toronto a one of a kind city with our architecture walking tours! Join the Toronto Society of Architects’ guided outdoor walking tours for a 2 hour journey happening every weekend and holiday Monday from the first weekend in June to the first weekend in October.

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