Walking Tour: Art and The Grange

Take a stroll with us through Grange Park and discover the hidden gems and bold contemporary buildings that sit at the lively epicentre of Toronto’s art scene.

For over 100 years, Grange Park has been at the epicentre of Toronto’s art scene – evolving from the private front lawn of a colonial estate to a lively urban park. Join us on a stroll through the park and the surrounding streets as we explore some of the buildings – large and small, but always bold! – which are home to some of Canada’s preeminent art institutions. Included in this tour are some of the city’s best known contemporary landmarks like the colourful Sharp Centre for Design and Ghery’s addition to the Art Gallery of Ontario, as well as small but daring projects that pack a design punch. And while architecture might take centre stage, we’ll also speak to some of the great public art pieces along our walk and the playful urban park that unites it all.



We strive to host inclusive, accessible tours that enable all attendees to fully engage with the experience. Our Walking Tours take place on mostly flat terrain, such as city sidewalks and paths. To notify us of any accommodations you may need, or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact us at tsa@torontosocietyofarchitects.ca.



All TSA Walking Tours require prior registration. You can register online anytime prior to the start of the tour and walk-ins will be accommodated, unless we have reached capacity. Exact change is required for any tickets purchased at the tour ($15, HST included). Please note the TSA Membership discount is only available for tickets purchased online.

All tours are 1.5-2 hours long, and include mostly exterior stops. Your tour guide will be equipped with a microphone and speaker system to ensure you’re able to hear the tour clearly.

Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the tour begins for your tour guide to check you in. We encourage you to go paperless — we can use either your digital ticket or your name for check-in.

Our tours take place rain or shine, so please double check the weather on the day of your tour and dress appropriately. Should inclement weather require tour cancellation, we will reach out in advance of the tour to the email/phone number you shared when registering.


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.

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When Saturday, June 24, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Duration 120 minutes (approx.) Route length: 1.2 km (mostly flat through city sidewalks)

Meeting Place Front porch of The Grange, overlooking Grange Park (Beverley St & McCaul Street) Look for the black and white TSA umbrella!

Finish The Umbra Store

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

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