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Aug 7 2021 Tours /

TSA Tours | Entertainment District

Starting Point: South sidewalk of King Street, directly across the Royal Alexandra Theatre
(260 King St W)
Look for the black and white TSA umbrella!

$15 General Admission, FREE for TSA Members with code from bulletin

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A walking tour exploring the architecture of Toronto’s performing art venues and the ever-changing nature of the Entertainment District.

From theatre to film, television to music, Toronto is home to some of the country’s most important performance halls, many of them housed in uniquely shaped venues specifically designed to support and enhance the performances unfolding within.

Come join us on walk through the city’s Entertainment District as we visit some of these unique buildings, talk about their design, and share the distinctive features that allow them to host concerts, plays, musicals and so much more. Included in this tour are timeless theatres like the Royal Alexandra Theatre and innovative concert halls like Roy Thomson Hall, as well as a stop at the home of Toronto’s famed international film festival and our city’s largest event venue: Skydome. Along the way we’ll speak to the history of this ever-changing neighbourhood, both uncovering some of the items that speak about its past as well as the high-rise buildings thar are helping to define its future.

Tour Basics:

Starting Point: South sidewalk of King Street, directly across the Royal Alexandra Theatre
End Point: Rod Robbie Bridge
Duration: 120 minutes (approx.)
Route length: 1.0 km (mostly flat on city sidewalks; one steep slope at last stop)

Tour Schedule:

Date Time(s)
Saturday Aug 7 4:00-6:00 PM
Sunday Aug 15 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Saturday Aug 21 4:00-6:00 PM
Sunday Aug 29 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Saturday Sept 4 4:00-6:00 PM
Sunday Sept 12 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Saturday Sept 18 4:00-6:00 PM
Sunday Sept 26 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Saturday Oct 2 4:00-6:00 PM
Sunday Oct 17 1:30-3:30 PM

 

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Accessibility:

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully. To notify us of any accommodations you may need, or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Charmain at tsa@torontosocietyofarchitects.ca .

COVID-19 Protocols:

We are excited to welcome you back to our in-person tours in 2021! The safety of our volunteers and participants is of paramount importance and we have implemented a number of changes and protocols to make this a great and safe experience for everyone. You can read more about our COVID-19 tour protocols here.

Thank You!

TSA Walking Tours are made possible thanks to the generous support of the Ontario Association of Architects and the passion and dedication of our volunteer tour guides.

 

 

Check out the rest of the 2021 TSA Tour Offering:

TSA Tours | Harbourfront 2021

TSA Tours | Art and the Grange

 

TSA Tours | Towers

TSA Tours | East Bayfront