Culture & Campus Tour

View some of the jewels of Toronto’s Cultural Renaissance, a program through which several museums and cultural centres were developed or transformed, along with a selection of the dramatic new buildings on the University of Toronto campus. Highlights of the tour includes the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal addition to the Royal Ontario Museum, the Telus Centre for Performance and Learning at the Royal Conservatory of Music, and the Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research.

Featured Buildings:

  • Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, 2003-06 KPMB (original building 1984 Keith Wagland)
  • Michael Lee-Chin Crystal addition, Royal Ontario Museum 2003-08 Daniel Libeskind with B+H Architects
  • Telus Centre for Performance and Learning, Royal Conservatory of Music, 2005-08 KPMB Architects
  • Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport, 2011-2015, Patkau Architects & MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects
  • Bata Shoe Museum, 1995 Moriyama & Teshima Architects
  • Max Gluskin House, 2008 Hariri Pontarini Architects
  • John P. Robarts Reference Library, 1968-73 Warner Burns Toan & Lunde with Mathers & Haldenby
  • Rotman Expansion, 2010-2012  KPMB Architects
  • St. George Street Revitalization, 1996-97 Brown and Storey Architects in joint venture with van Nostrand DiCastri Architects
  • Willcocks Common, 2010
  • Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, 2005 Behnisch, Behnisch & Partner with architectsAlliance
  • Leslie L. Dan Pharmacy Building, 2002-2006 Foster + Partners with Moffatt Kinoshita Architects


WHEN | Sundays 1:30pm to 3:30pm weekly from May 7th to October 1st
DURATION | 2 hours
DISTANCE | Approx 2 km with some stairs to and from buildings (accessibility can be accommodated)
MEETING PLACE | Near Avenue Road & Bloor St W. (exact location provided with your e-Ticket)
FINISH | Near Queen’s Park subway station
TICKETS | $10 each (free for Children 12 & under when accompanied by a paid adult)