Wellington Place: Adapting to City Changes

Tour 03 Wellington Place: Adapting to City Changes

Wellington Place tour

Date: Sunday, October 27

Time:  8:30 AM to 11:10 AM (approximated travel time included)

Established west of the original town of York (later Toronto), this area includes a 19th‐century
military graveyard, repurposed factories, upscale condominiums, and part of the Entertainment
District. We’ll also visit a street seemingly frozen in the late 1800s. Wellington Place truly
illustrates the changing roles of Toronto – from military garrison, to manufacturing centre, to
entertainment destination and 21st‐century neighbourhood.

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: 1.5 km

Duration: under 2 hours

Travel Duration from Hotel: 25 minutes

Travel Method from Hotel: TTC