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Aug 7 2021 Tours /

TSA Tours | Towers

Starting Point: Southwest corner of Yonge and Melinda, one block south of King Street
(69 Melinda Street)
Look for the black and white TSA umbrella!

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

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Look up! Waaaay Up! And join us for a walk as we explore the history of Toronto’s skyscrapers!!

With 68 towers over 150m in height and 30 more currently under construction, Toronto is the skyscraper capital of Canada and the third in North America. But it wasn’t always like this – Toronto’s skyscraper history is only about 100 years old and continues to evolve to this day.

Join us on a walk through the financial district as we visit towers from each era of Toronto’s race to the sky, starting from some of the city’s earliest skyscrapers at the beginning of the 20th century all the way to glass giants currently under construction. At each stop we’ll talk about the technological innovations that made them possible, but also how each generation of architects dealt with the many questions this new building type presented – from how it should look to how it should meet the ground. Included in this tour of some of Toronto’s most iconic landmarks including Commerce Court North, the Toronto Dominion Centre, and – of course – the CN Tower.

Tour Basics:

Starting Point: Southwest corner of Yonge and Melinda, one block south of King Street
End Point: Union Station
Duration: 120 minutes (approx.)
Route length: 0.9 km  (mostly flat through city sidewalks) 

Tour Schedule:

 

Date Time(s)
Saturday Aug 7 1:30-3:30 PM
Saturday Aug 14 1:30-3:30 PM
Saturday Aug 21 1:30-3:30 PM
Saturday Aug 28 1:30-3:30 PM, 4:00-6:00 PM
Saturday Sept 4 1:30-3:30 PM
Saturday Sept 11 1:30-3:30 PM
Saturday Sept 18 1:30-3:30 PM
Saturday Sept 25 1:30-3:30 PM
Saturday Oct 2 1:30-3:30 PM
Saturday Oct 9 1:30-3:30 PM
Saturday Oct 23 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 | East Bayfront