Art & Performance Tour

About this Tour 

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.

This tour features a numerous buildings from the late 1970’s to present. Highlights include the TIFF Bell Lightbox (KPMB, 2007-2010), Umbra Concept Store (Kohn Shnier Architects, 2007), Sharp Centre, Ontario College of Art and Design University (Will Alsop with Robbie/Young + Wright Architects, 2004), and Art Gallery of Ontario (Gehry International Architects with Adamson Associates Architects). 


WHEN | Every Saturday, 10:00 AM  to 12:00 Noon from June 2 to October 6
DURATION | 2 hours
DISTANCE | Approx 2.3 km with some stairs to & from buildings (accessibility can be accommodated)
MEETING PLACE | Parquette at the northeast corner of John Street and Front Street
FINISH | Art Gallery of Ontario
COST | $10 per person (free for Children 12 & under when accompanied by a paid adult)

Pictures from this tour

Curious what you’ll see on this tour? Check out some of the images taken by previous attendees!