Some of Toronto’s most exciting contemporary buildings are related to art, theatre, and cinema. The Toronto Society of Architects outdoor walking architecture tour features dynamic and controversial structures designed by top international and Canadian architects. You’ll see some of the results of Toronto’s Cultural Renaissance, an exciting program of buildings that solidified our city’s reputation as an arts centre. Highlights of the tour include the TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) Bell Lightbox, Sharp Centre at Ontario College of Art & Design University, and the Art Gallery of Ontario.
WHERE: Front Street and John Street, northwest corner, directly across from the CBC Headquarters Building. The tour ends at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
WHEN: Weekly on Saturdays. Be sure to use the drop-down menu when purchasing tickets to see all the ticket dates!
TICKETS: TSA Members are invited to bring one free guest to any tour they attend! Simply use the promo code provided in your membership bulletin to access a special ticket offer for one additional free ticket. 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: Join the Toronto Society of Architects’ guided outdoor walking tours and learn about some of the city’s best contemporary architecture! Our highly trained volunteer guides will tell the stories behind the buildings, and explain the context, details, and unusual features that make these buildings notable – bringing the city to life. Be sure to check out our three other tours: the University Avenue Tour, the Towers Tour, and the Campus Tour.