Art & Performance Tour

In alignment with social distancing directives issued by Toronto Public Health to slow the spread of COVID-19, the TSA’s in-person tours are postponed until it is safe to gather again. In the meantime, we’ve created new online programming to allow you to explore Toronto’s architecture from home! Click on the links below to learn more.

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Virtual Tour | Humber Bay
Virtual Tour | Ontario Place
Virtual Tour | The Harbourfront Part 1
Virtual Tour | The Harbourfront Part 2


About this Tour 

From the theatre to the symphony, movies to the fine arts, some of Toronto’s most exciting (and often controversial) buildings are those designed to house the city’s cultural institutions. Join us on a 2-hour walking tour as we as we explore the story of Toronto’s vibrant cultural scene through its architecture and landscapes. Along the way we will learn about the origins of the world’s third largest English speaking theatre district and visit the epicentre of one of the largest international film festivals in the world. Our tour will end with a stop at OCAD – Canada’s oldest and largest educational institution for art and design, and the Art Gallery of Ontario – home of largest collection of Canadian art in the world.

Highlights of the tour include the TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) Bell Lightbox, Sharp Centre at Ontario College of Art & Design University, and the Art Gallery of Ontario.


WHEN | Every Saturday, 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon and select Holiday Mondays from June to October.

DURATION | 2 hours

DISTANCE | Approx 2.3 km with some stairs to & from buildings

MEETING PLACE | North end of David Pecaut Square on King Street, directly across from the Royal Alexandra Theatre

FINISH | Art Gallery of Ontario

COST | $15 per person (free for Children 12 & under when accompanied by a paid adult). Free for TSA members!

Pictures from this tour

Curious about what you’ll see on this tour? Check out some of the images taken by previous attendees!

Did you know…

After London and New York, Toronto is home to the third largest English speaking theatre district in the world!

The Toronto International Film Festival attracts almost 500,000 people annually making it one of the world’s largest publicly attended film festivals.

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