Architecture Tours

From friendly walking tours to behind-the-scenes home tours, exclusive building tours to on-demand virtual walks, we have so many great opportunities for you to explore Toronto’s built environment – both in person and online!

Walking Tours

After a year and a half long hiatus and months of careful preparation, we are excited to announce the return of our walking tours for the summer of 2021!

Now in its 11th season, the TSA’s walking tours program celebrates our city’s built environment through fun, informative and well-researched tours delivered by an amazing team of TSA volunteer tour guides. Our tours run every Saturday, Sunday and Holiday Monday throughout the summer and early fall and are a great opportunity to (re)discover your city and the stories behind its buildings and landscapes.

*NEW DATES* Due to popular demand, we have added new dates to all our walking tours through to the end of October, so don’t miss out on catching a tour this season! Check out our 2021 offerings below.

Towers: Race to the Sky

Look up! Waaaay up! And join us for a walk as we explore the history of Toronto’s race to the sky through its architecture, from the Edwardian-clad early skyscrapers of the early 20th century, to the mid-century classics, all the way to glass giants currently under construction.

Art and the Grange

Art and architecture meet in this tour through Grange Park and the bold, contemporary buildings that house Canada’s preeminent art institutions.

Harbourfront

Clever adaptive reuse and whimsical landscapes are at the heart of this tour exploring Harbourfront, a pioneer in waterfront revitalization.

East Bayfront

Innovative landscapes and high-quality public space lead the way in this tour of Toronto’s newest waterfront neighborhood.

Entertainment District

Toronto’s performing art venues, from theatre to film, and television to music, take centre stage in this tour of the Entertainment District.

For 2021 new safety protocols have been put in place to make it a safe and enjoyable experience for participants and volunteers. You can read more about them here

Did you know TSA Members get free admission to all our walking tours? That’s a $75 value included in your $65 membership! You also get early bird access to our exclusive building tours program throughout the year! 


Private and School Group Tours

Whether you are looking for a great office outing, an afternoon activity for your community group or an informative field trip for your class, we are always happy to arrange private tours outside our regular schedule! Pricing is dependent on group size, duration, and customization. Tours for school groups are offered completely FREE of charge. 

Please note that our ability to accommodate these requests will depend on tour guide availability and public health guidelines at the time of the tour. 

Want to know more? Send us an email and tell us a little bit about what you’re looking for!  


Building Tours

TSA Building Tours provide members and the public exclusive access to some of the city’s newest buildings (some still under construction) with tours led by the people behind their design. Led by the architects of record, as well as owners, engineers, among others, these tours provide a unique insight into the design process, from opportunities to challenges. TSA members are provided early bird access to tickets. 


Our New Virtual Offerings

Explore great buildings, landscapes and spaces across the GTA right from the comfort of your home! Our new virtual offerings provide you free, highly accessible opportunities to learn about the stories behind our built environment! 

Home Tours

The TSA Home Tours are a virtual spin on our popular Building Tours, providing you behind the scene access to some great homes across the GTA and hear directly from the people behind the design all without needing to leave your home! These special tours are streamed on Instagram Live and recordings are available to watch anytime.

On-Demand Virtual Tours

Whether it is a walk through Scarborough’s Guild Park and Gardens or a journey through Humber Bay Shores, our virtual on-demand tours take you on a walk to explore the buildings, landscapes and art of the GTA. Tours are available as Instagram Stories or downloadable PDFS. New tours are always being developed!


Our walking tours program is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Ontario Association of Architects.

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