Heritage Toronto | Saving Chinatown Walking Tour
Start Location: Labour Lyceum Building (346 Spadina Avenue)
End Location: 237 Spadina Avenue
Explore the shops, laneways, and public spaces that have anchored the Chinese community on Spadina Avenue. Now facing intense redevelopment, this walk will trace the countless stories of advocacy reflected in this built landscape, shaped by migration and displacement, and the renewed activism to preserve its cultural heritage. This tour was developed by historian and architecture professor Erica Allen-Kim and will be led by a member of the Heritage Toronto staff.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Distance and Terrain: This tour covers approximately 1 kilometer in distance, and takes place mostly on city sidewalks.
Please be aware this tour takes place in a crowded downtown location, with potentially limited spots to socially distance. This tour relies on a loudspeaker sound system.
Registration is required for all tours. Staff and volunteers will be at the tour’s starting location 30 minutes prior to each tour. Please arrive at least 5-10 minutes prior to the start of the tour to allow time for check in.