Towers Tour

About this Tour 

Toronto’s downtown skyline began a dramatic transformation in the mid-1960s that continues in the 21st century. The extraordinary design of City Hall launched Toronto as a modern metropolis with the major banks competing to erect the city’s tallest and most iconic buildings. More recently, condominiums and hotels compete with the corporate towers. The tour includes City Hall, the major bank headquarters, the dynamic Brookfield Place, and fantastic condo-hotel towers.

This tour features a numerous towers from the 1960’s to present, as well as some surprising open spaces in the heart of downtown! Highlights include Toronto City Hall (Viljo Revell with John B. Parkin Associates, 1958-65), Toronto Dominion Centre (Ludwig Mies van der Rohe with John B. Parkin Associates, Bregman & Hamann Architects, 1963-69), Commerce Court (I.M. Pei & Partners with Page & Steele, 1968-72), and Berzcy Park (Claude Cormier and Associés, 2013-2017).

Details

WHEN | Every Saturday, 1:30 PM  to 3:30 PM from June 2 to October 6
DURATION | 2 hours
DISTANCE | Approx 1.8 km with some stairs to & from buildings (accessibility can be accommodated)
MEETING PLACE | Cenotaph in front of Old City Hall (Queen St. W & Bay St.)
FINISH | Berckzy Park
COST | $10 per person (free for Children 12 & under when accompanied by a paid adult)

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Pictures from this tour

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