Tours – TSA

Architecture Tours

Learn the stories behind the buildings, landscapes and art that make Toronto a one of a kind city!

Walking Tours

Welcome to our vibrant city! Join us for fun and informative walks as we share some of the many captivating stories behind Toronto’s buildings and landscapes through our TSA walking tours. From well-known landmarks to hidden treasures, our volunteer TSA tour guides will share tales that will help you uncover the untold stories of our city’s built environment. Tours are available every weekend in the summer and early fall with 9 unique themes to choose from.

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Upcoming / Recent

Sep 23, 2023
Walking Tour: Towers

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

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Sep 23, 2023
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.

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Sep 23, 2023
Walking Tour: Entertainment District

Explore Toronto’s famous and ever-changing performing art venues, all specifically designed and precisely shaped to enhance the performances unfolding within.

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Sep 24, 2023
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.

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Sep 24, 2023
Walking Tour: Church and Wellesley Village

Join us and explore the evolution of Toronto’s queer spaces and the many stories behind the Village’s built environment and the forces that shaped it.

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Sep 30, 2023
Walking Tour: Towers

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

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Building Tours

Experience our city’s newest buildings, and even some still under construction, with TSA Building Tours! Led by the people behind the design—including architects, owners, engineers, and other experts—these tours provide an unprecedented glimpse into the design and construction process. Tours are held throughout the summer and are announced as they are confirmed.

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Sep 12, 2023
Building Tour: Massey Hall

Join us for another unique TSA Building Tour as we take a rare behind-the-scenes tour of Massey Hall with KPMB and GBCA.

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Aug 15, 2023
Building Tour: Waterworks

Join us for another special-access TSA Building Tour as we take a behind-the-scenes peek at Waterworks, an award-winning adaptive reuse project!

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Jul 19, 2023
Building Tour: Mirvish Village

Join us for our first in-person TSA Building Tour of 2023 as we take an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the expansive Mirvish Village!

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Aug 24, 2022
Building Tour: Centre for Aerospace and Aviation

An exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the recently completed Centennial College’s Downsview Campus Centre for Aerospace and Aviation.

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Jul 21, 2022
Building Tour: The Port Lands

Join us for our biggest tour yet, as we get an exclusive behind-the-scenes peek to a once-in-a-lifetime transformation of Toronto’s Port Lands!

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Jul 7, 2022
Building Tour: University College Revitalization

An inside look at the recently completed, award-winning revitalization of UofT’s historic University College!

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On-demand Tours

Whether it is a walk through Scarborough’s Guild Park and Gardens or a sneak peek into an architect’s home, our new on-demand offerings let you explore the GTA’s architecture on your own schedule. Offered in a variety of formats, from videos to Instagram stories to downloadable PDFs, there is always something new to discover in this growing tours library.

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Upcoming / Recent

Aug 1, 2023
Virtual Tour: Limberlost Place Under Construction

Join us for a virtual site visit with Phil Silverstein and Jay Zhao of Moriyama Teshima Architects and explore one of the city’s most talked about construction sites: Limberlost Place—the first institutional tall wood building in Canada.

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Oct 24, 2022
Virtual Tour: Ace Hotel

Join us on a behind-the-scenes tour of this beautifully crafted building with architect Brigitte Shim of Shim-Sutcliffe Architects as she shares the stories behind its design.

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Mar 22, 2022
Virtual Tour: Spadina Line, Downsview to Vaughan

Grab your PRESTO card (and your phone!) and come explore with us the underground art gallery that is the TTC’s Spadina Line!

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Mar 22, 2022
A Guide to Queer Spaces

Learn more about some of Toronto’s Queer spaces and why they matter with this guide!

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Feb 22, 2022
Virtual Tour: Spadina Line, Spadina to Sheppard West

Grab your PRESTO card (and your phone!) and come explore with us the underground art gallery that is the TTC’s Spadina Line!

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Sep 21, 2021
Home Tour: Katie’s Live Work Space

Go on a tour with architect Katie Kurtin, Principal Architect of Kathleen Kurtin Architect, as she shares with us her unique space on trendy Queen St West.

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Private and School Group Tours

Whether it is a private off-schedule tour, an office social, or a school field trip, we are always happy to lead TSA Walking Tours outside of our regular tour schedule. Please click the button below to fill out our Private Tour Request Form, and we will get in touch with you.

Did you know the TSA offers free tours for all school groups, including middle school, high school, colleges, and universities? Our tours are a great way to get out of the classroom and learn through experiencing our city’s buildings and landscapes in-person!

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Aknowledgements

Our walking tours program is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Ontario Association of Architects.

Ontario Association of Architects