Exploring Toronto

The book Exploring Toronto: Its Buildings People and Places, was published by the Toronto Society of Architects and edited by Annabel Slaight. First printed in 1972, Exploring Toronto was one of TSA’s most successful publications of their early history. The 127 page book was written and produced by the members of the TSA and discusses different aspects of Toronto’s architecture, its history, and numerous points of interest while trying to capture the city’s spirit. The book also relates some of the city’s history while presenting controversies, details of interesting places, and suggestions of things to see and do. The book encourages locals and visitors to explore unique features of Toronto by being formatted as a series of walking tours. There are 12 walking tours of different areas of Toronto which include: St. Lawrence and Old York, the Downtown Core, the Islands, the Beaches, Kensington, the University of Toronto, the West Annex, Yorkville, the Nature Trails of Rosedale, the Don Valley, Don Mills, and the Escarpment. Also included in the book is a full city map and a foreword by Eric Arthur.

History Gallery

Cover of the book, Exploring Toronto: Its buildings people and places, was published by the Toronto Society of Architects.

Interior page of a walking map of the Downtown Core: The Business District, By Macy Dubois and Erland Gustavs.

Kensington walking map by Jerome Markson and Andrew Clarke.

The West Annex: the Urban Battlefield walking map by James Acland.

Don Mills: An Experiment in Living walking map by John C.Parkin Assisted by Sylvia Skeldon.