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Toronto: City Highlights Walking Tour

Toronto: City Highlights Walking Tour

Explore Toronto's must-see landmarks and establishments on a fun tips-based walking tour. Tour guides work for tips, and booking fees are paid to GetYourGuide and the company. Tour-goers are free to determine the value of the tour based on their experience and budget. Immerse yourself into the exploration of the bustling city of Toronto! Start your experience in Berczy Park, and meet your Toonie Tours guide with a Red Umbrella near the Dog Fountain. Your professional local guide will start with introductions and a brief overview. One of the best parts of these tours is meeting new friends and other like-minded travelers. After a short story about William Berczy, you'll head East toward the St. Lawrence District. After a short walk, we'll round the corner to the beautiful architecture of the Gooderham Building. The 100-year-old building is in the iconic flatiron style and wows travelers. Your guide will bring its history to life including why and where it's situated within the Greater Toronto area. Your guide will travel north into Old Toronto. Here, you'll hear tales of how the city got its name, and what it could possibly mean. You'll see impressive architecture from Gothic, to Modern, to Art Deco. Enjoy hidden courtyards within the skyscrapers that will remind you how nice it is to be with a knowledgeable guide. The next stop is right before going underground. The tour will enter the P.A.T.H, Toronto's underground network of public streets that protect us from the elements and intrigue the tourist to know more about the 30 kilometers of restaurants, shopping, services, and entertainment. We'll take the underground for a few blocks to avoid traffic and see some highlights of the system. We pop up from below right near Toronto's Old City Hall, where prime storytelling meets epic architecture which makes for the perfect photo op before walking across the street to Nathan Phillips Square. Here, you'll have an opportunity to take a short break, use the washroom, fill up your water bottle, and take the iconic Toronto sign picture. After a short break, we walk to University Ave and round the corner to the Campbell House Museum. This house is the oldest house in Toronto, built in the old town of York, and moved to this site in the mid-1900s to remember to noble work of Sir Justice Campbell. We continue to John Street where along the way you will be subject to incredible views of the CN Tower. John Street is the Entertainment District so you may want to poke your guide for a few recommendations while you walk. You'll arrive at David Pecaut Square where you will hear the amazing story of a Canadian hero, Terry Fox. This heartwarming story will put a pep in your step to bring you to Union Station, Toronto's central transit hub and iconic building. The tour will end right back at Berczy Park where you can make further plans with newfound friends and tip your guide for the terrific experience.

Toronto: Guided Night Tour with CN Tower Entry

Toronto: Guided Night Tour with CN Tower Entry

Begin your tour with pickup from your hotel in downtown Toronto. Head out on a narrated driving tour on the way to your first stop in the Distillery District. Take a walking tour of the district’s cobblestone streets and 19th-century, industrial-style buildings with your guide. After the walking tour, you’ll have some free time to explore and shop in this vibrant space. Your guide will bring you to Cherry Beach, a lakeside beach park located at the foot of Cherry Street. As one of the city's remarkable resources, it's known as the cleanest beach in Toronto and a great place to swim in the summer.  At the end of your tour, your guide will bring you back to your hotel in downtown Toronto. Later, get a chance to see the downtown city lights up close. With your guide, go to the city hall to see the iconic Toronto sign illuminated at Nathan Phillips Square.  The final stop on your tour will be CN Tower, where you can view the city and surrounding area from the 342-meter (over 1,100-foot) high observation deck. The tower famously held the world record for tallest freestanding structure until 2007, so rest assured the view is incredible. If you’re brave enough, you can even walk on the glass floor. At the end of the tour, your guide will take you back to your hotel in downtown Toronto.

Toronto: Best of Toronto and Waterfront Self-Guided Tour

Toronto: Best of Toronto and Waterfront Self-Guided Tour

Explore Toronto with 2 self-guided walking tours and audio commentary included. This tour takes you through Toronto’s most popular sights on a mobile app tour. Stroll along the Best of Toronto route and see some of the oldest and most iconic landmarks in the city. Hear fascinating facts and stories about the Hockey Hall of Fame, City Hall, St. Lawrence Market, Nathan Phillips Square, and much more. Switch over to the Toronto Waterfront route and admire the picturesque views of the islands, as you learn how the Harbourfront Centre became the city’s hub of culture and entertainment. With over 20 more sights to see, use the app to navigate to more attractions, including CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium, and the Royal Ontario Museum. Enjoy unlimited use of the app at any time, day or night.

Toronto: Hollywood North Experience Film & TV Tour

Toronto: Hollywood North Experience Film & TV Tour

Join us on an immersive 2.5 hour walking tour of Toronto's Film and TV Industry. Visit real life filming locations from Suicide Squad, Suits, The Boys, Handmaids Tale, American Psycho, Degrassi, among many others. Guests will be guided through various neighbourhoods in downtown Toronto including the entertainment, financial and Yonge-Dundas districts and learn more about their part in the film industry from an industry professional (actors, producers, directors etc.). Guests will be shown clips of scenes on a tablet from various Hollywood productions shot where they stand and be further educated on all things film industry related in the city. Come explore real filming locations for hit productions such as: Suicide Squad, American Psycho, The Boys, Suits, The Handmaids Tale, among many many others. Our Guides are also happy to give you other recommendations of things to do during your visit. Locals, visitors and guests of all ages and backgrounds, this is your opportunity to see Toronto in a new light and celebrate its booming film industry, while doing a variety of interactive activities. Please note, this tour has clips that depict some violence, that have ratings of PG-13.

Toronto: Downtown City Landmarks Self-Guided Audio Tour

Toronto: Downtown City Landmarks Self-Guided Audio Tour

Discover the majesty and culture of Toronto. See its top sights and its quirky and breathtaking hidden gems with a handy and informative digital guide app. Let your eye wander at your ease through Toronto’s iconic streets, old architecture, skyscrapers, and high-rise buildings. See some of the most glamorous squares in Toronto, such as Nathan Phillips Square, and Yonge Dundas Square. As you tour, pass the Hockey Hall of Fame, the iconic Gooderham Building and Berczy Park with its dog fountain sculpture, and the astonishing Old and New Toronto City Hall. Complete your tour at St Michael's Cathedral Basilica, the oldest church in Toronto. Treat yourself to lunch at St. Lawerence Market and shop from the local food and goods vendors inside.

Toronto: Downtown Walking Tour with CN Tower and Boat Cruise

Toronto: Downtown Walking Tour with CN Tower and Boat Cruise

Join us on the best way to experience Toronto on foot on our Best of Toronto Walking Tour. You won’t want to miss this incredible sightseeing adventure! Your tour begins with your local friendly guide meeting you at the St. Lawrence Market. You will get the opportunity to explore this famous Toronto icon, which has been named as the top food market in the world by National Geographic. You will have some free time here to shop or get a quick bite to eat. From there you will get the opportunity to walk by the Hockey Hall of Fame. You will love getting a chance to see this museum dedicated to celebrating and preserving the history of ice hockey and honoring its greatest players and contributors in person. You will then continue to walk by the Fairmont Royal York, which is a historic luxury hotel located in the heart of the city, known for its elegant accommodations and exceptional service. You will also pass by Union Station, a major transportation hub and historic landmark, serving as a hub for commuter trains, subways, buses, and other forms of public transportation. From there, you will head to the city's iconic Tower where you will be whisked up the glass elevator to the tower's observation deck. You will enjoy a panoramic view of the cityscape from the LookOut Level and feel the breeze at 342m in the air on the outdoor terrace. Be sure to take a walk on the glass floor - which was the first in the world in 1994 when it opened! Finally, make your way along the beautiful Toronto Waterfront before arriving at the Toronto Harbour. Enjoy the awesome view of the city on a relaxing Harbour Cruise. The Toronto Harbour Cruise is seasonal and will be replaced by a visit to Casa Loma in the off season. Once you are back on dry land, your tour will come to a close and you and your guide will part ways.

Toronto: City's Greatest Hits Walking Tour

Toronto: City's Greatest Hits Walking Tour

Explore Toronto’s history and culture on a walking tour focussed on the city’s past and present. See the city’s key landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square, Old City Hall, St. James Cathedral, and St. Lawrence Market, and enter Toronto's First Post Office. Start in the very heart of downtown Toronto, making your way through the Yonge-Bay Corridor and Financial district. Take a peek into the city’s past in the Old Town. Listen to accounts of some of the famous architects, founders, and influential people who shaped what you see today. Follow your guide through the streets and stop outside the most iconic spots such as the Eaton Center, Old City Hall, Nathan Phillips Square, Osgoode Hall, TD Square, Brookfield Place, The Gooderham Flatiron Building, and St. James Cathedral. Then, step inside Canada's oldest surviving purpose-built post office, in the heart of Toronto's historic St. Lawrence district. Learn about its use throughout the years. Continue to St. Lawrence Market, a major public market building once named the world’s best food market by National Geographic.

Downtown Toronto: Walking tour experience. English/Spanish

Downtown Toronto: Walking tour experience. English/Spanish

Embark on an unforgettable journey through Toronto's vibrant tapestry of culture and charm. The itinerary includes must-see destinations like the historic Distillery District, where cobblestone streets and Victorian-era buildings offer a glimpse into the city's past. Then, immerse yourself in the bustling energy of St. Lawrence Market, a bustling hub of food, culture, and community, renowned as North America's largest market. Next, venture into the eclectic world of Graffiti Alley, where vibrant street art adorns the walls, conveying messages of social commentary and creativity. Feel the pulse of the city in Chinatown, a lively enclave teeming with authentic cuisine, bustling markets, and rich traditions. Explore the bohemian vibes of Kensington Market, a melting pot of cultures where indie shops, cozy cafes, and street performers abound. No visit to Toronto is complete without a stop at the iconic Dundas Square, a bustling intersection pulsating with lights, entertainment, and urban energy. And for a serene escape, hop on a ferry to Toronto Island (seasonal), where tranquil beaches, lush greenery, and stunning skyline views await. In this multicultural metropolis, every corner reveals a new adventure, a new flavor, a new perspective. From its diverse neighborhoods to its vibrant arts scene, Toronto invites you to immerse yourself in its rich tapestry of experiences. And with each visit, you'll find yourself drawn back to this dynamic city, eager to uncover more of its hidden treasures and endless possibilities. Come and discover why Toronto captures the hearts of all who visit—you'll soon find yourself longing to return. Kids under 12 are free.

Toronto: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Toronto: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Welcome to the Toronto Self-Guided Audio Tour, your ultimate companion to explore the vibrant city of Toronto at your own pace, according to your preferences, and with the freedom and flexibility to delve into its rich tapestry of history, culture, and architectural wonders. With this innovative tour, you're empowered to navigate the city's iconic landmarks while immersing yourself in the stories, myths, and fascinating facts that make Toronto a must-visit destination. Embark on an adventure where you are the master of your journey, charting your course through Toronto's diverse neighborhoods, each brimming with its own distinct character and charm. Whether you're drawn to the towering skyscrapers of the Financial District, the artistic enclave of Kensington Market, or the serene beauty of Toronto's waterfront, this tour caters to your individual interests and curiosity. One of the greatest advantages of the Toronto Self-Guided Audio Tour is the unparalleled flexibility it offers. Say goodbye to rigid schedules and crowded tour buses—instead, embrace the freedom to explore Toronto's treasures at your leisure. Spend as much time as you desire at each attraction, savoring every moment and uncovering hidden gems that resonate with you. As you journey through Toronto's dynamic landscape, our meticulously curated audio guides will serve as your informative companions, providing engaging commentary on the city's landmarks, revealing intriguing anecdotes about its history and culture, and dispelling myths that have woven themselves into the fabric of Toronto's identity. Delve into the fascinating history of iconic landmarks such as the majestic CN Tower, where you'll learn about its engineering marvels and the role it has played in shaping Toronto's skyline. Explore the historic Distillery District, where tales of the city's industrial past intertwine with its vibrant arts scene. Learn more about the top 18 tourist attractions in Toronto. Its history, culture, myths, architecture, and other important facts are in this audio commentary which starts from the city's central station and then the itinerary gradually moves one by one. 1. Union Station 2. St. Lawrence Market 3. Distillery Historic District 4. Cathedral Church of St. James 5. Metropolitan United Church 6. St. Michael's Cathedral Basilica 7. Mackenzie House 8. Yonge-Dundas Square 9. CF Toronto Eaton Centre 10. Old Toronto City Hall 11. New Toronto City Hall 12. Nathan Phillips Square 13. Toronto Public Library, 14. Kensington Market 15. University of Toronto 16. Graffiti Alley 17. Fort York National Historic Site 18. High Park Whether you're a history buff, a culture enthusiast, or simply an intrepid traveler seeking to uncover the soul of a city, the Toronto Self-Guided Audio Tour promises an enriching experience that celebrates the spirit of exploration and the thrill of discovery, and set forth on an unforgettable journey through the heart of Toronto. Your adventure awaits.

Discover Toronto: Self-Guided Audio Tour of City Legends

Discover Toronto: Self-Guided Audio Tour of City Legends

Embark on a solo adventure with this self-guided audio tour designed for curious explorers seeking to uncover Toronto's urban legends. Ideal for those interested in experiencing the city's vibrant culture and rich history, this tour promises an immersive walk down the famed Front Street and the bustling Yonge Street, offering a glimpse into the heart of Toronto's past and present. Starting at the historic Rogers Centre and concluding at the impressive Old City Hall, the route ensures an easy-to-follow trajectory filled with enchanting sights. Walk past iconic attractions like Steam Whistle Brewing, Union Station, and the Hockey Hall of Fame, to name just a few. As you navigate through the cityscape, enjoy tales of architectural marvels, local sports fervor, and iconic entertainment venues. Highlights include the CN Tower's towering presence, the hustle of Dundas Square, and the storied walls of the Eaton Centre. By the journey's end, you will have experienced the tales behind Toronto's most famous sites and the city's enduring spirit. HOW IS THE TOUR GOING — Stay flexible: join the tour whenever you want and explore the sights as long as you like. — Enjoy the tour even offline: all audio tours are tested for high quality and easy navigation.

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4.6
(7 reviews)

It is a nice tour for your first few days in Toronto - you get to see different parts of the city during your drive and are able to spend time in some of these spots. We got picked up and dropped off directly at our hotel! Our guide Isan could give us a lot of background Information about Toronto and places which you can visit.

Amazing, thanks to Maya for all these information about the Canadian history. It was a pleasure to join this small group and the intensive exchange.

I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and learned some new things about Toronto, got to see some really cool stuff and my guide was very knowledgeable

Maria was good fun, and the walk was at a good pace. Lots of good trivia about Toronto was shared along the way!

Everything was perfect. The timing was right, very knowledgable Toronto and its history. Thanks again