Art & Performance 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. 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.

Featured Buildings

  • CBC Broadcast Centre, 1988-92 John Burgee Architects Inc. with Phillip Johnson; with Bregman + Hamann Architects / Scott Associates Architects Inc. in joint venture
  • Roy Thomson Hall, 1978-82 Arthur Erickson with Mathers & Haldenby; interior transformed 2000-02 KPMB
  • Princess of Wales Theatre, 1991-93 Peter Smith of Lett/Smith Architects
  • TIFF Bell Lightbox, 2007-10 KPMB
  • Artscape Sandbox, 2015 Kirkor Architects with interior by +tongtong
  • proposed John Street Arts & Culture Promenade
  • Umbra Concept Store, 2007 Kohn Shnier Architects
  • Pachter Hall / Moose Factory Gallery, 2005 Stephen Teeple
  • Sharp Centre, Ontario College of Art  and Design University, 2004 Will Alsop with Robbie/Young + Wright Architects
  • Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), 2003–08 Gehry International Architects with Adamson Associates Architects


WHEN | Saturdays 10am-12pm weekly from May 6th to September 30th
DURATION | 2 hours
DISTANCE | Approx 2.3 km with some stairs to & from buildings (accessibility can be accommodated)
MEETING PLACE | Near St. Andrew subway station (exact location provided with your e-Ticket)
FINISH | near St. Patrick subway station
TICKETS | $10 each (free for Children 12 & under when accompanied by a paid adult)