Old Town: Beginnings to 21st Century

Tour 06 Old Town: Beginnings to 21st Century

Date:  Sunday, October 27

Time:  1:00 PM to 3:40 PM (approximated travel time included)

This fascinating area is where Toronto developed beginning in the early 1800s. Some of our most significant heritage buildings are here, including Canada’s oldest bank building and the Flatiron Building. Condominiums have recently joined quaint shops, repurposed warehouses, and the city’s largest cathedral. Our tour will include an innovative 21st‐century park.

Citywalks by Marta O’Brien

Marta has been an architectural historian and walking tour leader for over 20 years. She earned her architecture degree with honours from Ryerson University, and a Masters degree in Environmental Studies from York University concentrating on how people relate to built form in cities. Marta develops and teaches architectural history courses covering Toronto, North America, and Western Europe for the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies. Through Citywalks, Marta presents tours and illustrated lectures for historical societies, seniors’ learning organizations, and private groups.

Distance: 1.3 km

Duration: under 2 hours

Travel Duration from Hotel: 20 minutes

Travel Method from Hotel: TTC