Walking Tour: East Bayfront

Tour Toronto’s newest waterfront neighbourhood and witness the unfolding transformation of its industrial past into imaginative landscapes and public spaces.

For years, the Queen Elizabeth Docks were a reminder of Toronto’s industrial past, dominated by parking lots with few trees and former warehouse buildings that separated the city (and Torontonians) from the water’s edge. Now, after years of planning a transformation is underway where design is leading the way!

Join us on a tour as we explore this unfolding transformation through some of the buildings and landscapes of Toronto’s newest mixed-use neighbourhood. At the center of this tour will be imaginative and innovative landscapes and public spaces by prominent landscape architects that have catalyzed this redevelopment, and the ambitious plans of Waterfront Toronto to transform our waterfront.



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, 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Duration 90 minutes (approx.) Route length: 0.8 km (mostly flat through city sidewalks)

Meeting Place North end of Sugar Beach on the south side of Queen’s Quay Boulevard East (130 Queens Quay East) Look for the black and white TSA umbrella!

Finish Aitken Place Park

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