Waterfront 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.

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

About this Tour 

Once a busy commercial harbour dominated by warehouses, factories, and seafaring merchants, Toronto’s waterfront is quickly re-establishing itself as a place for people to live, work, and play. From urban beaches to artist studios, high-tech offices to whimsical public spaces, our shoreline has been dramatically redefined by new buildings and landscapes that seek to reconnect the city to the lake and redefine our relationship to Lake Ontario.

Come join us on a walk along the water’s edge as we explore this exciting revitalization through its architecture and landscapes. Along the way we’ll explore the challenges, successes, and lessons we’ve learned for the future of waterfront redevelopment and see how traces of our industrial past are finding new uses for art, culture, and leisure. We’ll also discuss some of the exciting projects that will continue to redefine our shoreline for years to come by peeking into the future of our city through some of the proposals taking shape along our route.


WHEN | Every Sunday, 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon from June to October.

DURATION | 2 hours

MEETING PLACE | Simcoe Wavedeck, 243 X Queens Quay W

FINISH | Sherbourne Common

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

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