TORONTO — The Toronto Society of Architects’ (TSA) Walking Tours, a summer initiative that invites Torontonians and visitors to explore the stories behind the city’s buildings and landscapes, are returning for the 13th season this summer.
Part of the TSA’s educational initiatives, the tours celebrate Toronto’s architecture and landscapes through thoughtfully developed walks, states a release.
Nine unique thematic tours are being offered this year, weaving together landmark structures and hidden gems to bring to life the stories of how Toronto got built and where we are heading.
In addition to returning tours like the Towers tour and Art & The Grange, the TSA is also launching two new tours exploring topics of tangible and intangible heritage through a contemporary lens: St. Lawrence and The Church and Wellesley Village.
The St. Lawrence tour will take walkers through one of Toronto’s oldest neighbourhoods as the tour guide unpacks how the work, activism and ideas of 20th and 21st century architects, planners, politicians and community activists played a key role in not only preserving the past, but bringing new life to the historic district.
In the Church and Wellesley Village tour participants will explore the evolution of queer spaces in the city through the buildings, landscapes and art of one of the world’s most recognizable gay villages.
The 2023 season runs from June to the first weekend of October, with tours offered at varied times every Saturday and Sunday. All tours are 90 to 120 minutes in length and cost $15 per person.
More information, including tickets, can be found at https://torontosocietyofarchitects.ca/tours/