Downtown Toronto Walking Tour
"Power, Politics, and the PATH" in the heart of the city
On this 90-minute free tour of downtown Toronto, see the city’s most important landmarks, explore our favorite hidden corners, and hear the stories behind these significant sites.
Starting at Union Station, the primary hub of Toronto transit and busiest train station in Canada, we’ll head north into The Financial District. Walking past the tallest skyscrapers in Canada and the headquarters of most of the nation’s banks and financial institutions as well as the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSE), your guide will explain Toronto’s growth as the financial capital of Canada.
Part of the walk (or nearly all of it, if the weather is bad) will utilize the famous PATH, Toronto’s “underground city” – 25+km of interconnected hallways, corridors, and atriums filled with shops, services and food courts that serve the workforce in the office towers above. It connects all the subway stations and key buildings downtown!
While this tour hits the highlights of downtown Toronto, your guide will also show you his or her favourite spots along the way, which vary from guide to guide. The tour will conclude with a stop at both Old City Hall and the current City Hall and the famous Toronto sign, where there are often community events and cultural festivals throughout the warmer months.
Meet Your Guide
Inside the Great Hall of Union Station
Look for your guide inside Union Station near the Traveller's Aid tourist info booth in the centre of the massive room with flags on the walls. Enter from Front Street or from the subway, go upstairs. Click on "View larger map" to see photos of The Great Hall".
Many guests take more than one free tour in a day, and they are scheduled so you can easily do two or three, with a short break between them.
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Old Town Toronto History Tour
Stroll from Old City Hall through Old Town to the world famous St Lawrence Market and learn how Toronto grew from military outpost to multicultural metropolis.
Toronto Graffiti and Street Art Tour
Whether you like it or not, graffiti is a prominent part of the urban landscape. Learn the meaning behind the street art and writing on the walls in Graffiti Alley.
"Fact or Fiction" Toronto Ghost Tour
Do you believe in ghosts? This tour will reveal some of the best ghost stories in Toronto and apply a little science and skepticism in the search for truth.