University Avenue Tour

About this Tour

Come walk with us as we stroll down Toronto’s ceremonial boulevard and explore the buildings, landscapes and artwork that define one of Toronto’s most unique thoroughfares: University Avenue. Discover the stories behind the architecture – from the origins and growth of hospital row to the city bylaws behind the light coloured facades that line the boulevard. We’ll help you see our grand avenue as you have never seen it before!

This tour features buildings and landscapes from the 1950s to 2018 – and we even give you a glimpse of some of the projects to come in the coming years! Some highlights include Sick Kids Atrium (Zeidler Roberts Partnership, 1993), Shell Oil Building (Marani & Morris, 1961), the University Avenue Medians (Dunnington-Grubb & Stensson, 1961) and the Four Season Centre for the Perfoming Arts (Diamond Schmitt Arhcitects, 2006).


WHEN | Every Sunday, 1:30 PM  to 3:30 PM from June 3 to October 7
DURATION | 2 hours
DISTANCE | Approx 2 km with some stairs to & from buildings (accessibility can be accommodated)
MEETING PLACE | North-east corner of University Avenue and College Street
FINISH | Near Osgoode subway station
COST | $10 each (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!