Toronto Building Tours

The TSA program of building tours by Architects for Architects gives TSA members exclusive access to buildings selected by the executive committee each year. The architects of record are invited to host the tour, sharing their insights into the design features of the building, the design and construction process, and the challenges and success stories behind creating and realizing the vision for the building.

Buildings are selected based on accessibility to public transit in the GTA and are built within the past five years. Registration for the tours is required and participants are limited to 40 people maximum.  For the duration of an hour, we often conduct concurrent tours of two groups of up to 20 participants or one group of up to 40 participants to encourage a dialogue between the architect and our members during the tour.

After the tour, the participants are welcomed to join the building Architects and the TSA organizers for a light social at a nearby restaurant/bistro to conclude the evening.  Previous building tours include:
  • Ryerson Student Learning Centre
  • Rotman School of Management Expansion
  • Aga Khan Museum Complex
  • Centre For Native Family and Child Well Being
  • Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
  • George Brown College Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts / The Chef’s House Restaurant
  • Bloor/Gladstone Public Library
  • Regent Park Aquatic Centre
  • Shangri-La Hotel
  • Fraser Mustard Early Learning Academy
  • Ryerson Image Centre

This year’s tour locations and dates will be posted as they are confirmed on the Upcoming Events page. Check back periodically or watch for updates in our monthly e-Bulletins. If you’re not a member, register here to be eligible to sign up for Toronto Building Tours and receive our e-Bulletin among many other special benefits!

Toronto Building Tours offer a fascinating look behind the scenes of Toronto’s contemporary built form. We hope you can join us in the summer of 2016!