Art and Performance

Tour 01 Art and Performance

Date: Sunday, October 27

Time:  8:30 AM to 11:00 AM (approximated travel time included)

From the theatre to the symphony, from movies to the fine arts, some of Toronto’s most exciting (and controversial) buildings are those designed to house the city’s cultural institutions. Join a two-hour walking tour to explore the story of Toronto’s vibrant cultural scene through its architecture and landscapes. You 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. The tour ends with stops at OCAD University, Canada’s oldest and largest educational institution for art and design, and the Art Gallery of Ontario, home of the world’s largest collection of Canadian art.

This tour features buildings from the late 1970s to the present. Highlights include the TIFF Bell Lightbox (KPMB, 2007-2010), Umbra Concept Store (Kohn Shnier Architects, 2007), Sharp Centre, Ontario College of Art and Design University (Will Alsop with Robbie/Young + Wright Architects, 2004), and Art Gallery of Ontario (Gehry International Architects with Adamson Associates Architects).

Duration: 2 hours

Travel Duration from Hotel: 15 minutes

Travel Method from Hotel: TTC

Distance: Approx. 2.3 km with some stairs to and from buildings (accessibility can be accommodated)

Organized by the Toronto Society of Architects.
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