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Discovery Tours

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Downtown Yonge BIA in partnership with Heritage Toronto offers free walking tours that explores architecture and music history on Yonge Street. All tours requires pre-registration.

MUSIC HISTORY ON THE YONGE STREET STRIP

Discover Yonge Street’s music history, beginning in the 1950s. This tour visits the sites of famous clubs like The Colonial, Friar, and Le Coq D’Or, and concert venues such as Massey Hall and the Eaton Auditorium. Hear stories about Oscar Peterson, Ronnie Hawkins, Glenn Gould and many more.

Note: This is an exterior tour only.

Bonus: Tour is developed by music journalist and historian Nicholas Jennings and has been known to include surprise guests from Toronto’s music history.

Start Point: 16 Queen Street East
End Point: 50 Carlton Street (Ryerson University Mattamy Athletic Centre formerly Maple Leaf Gardens)
Cost: FREE ($5-$10 donation suggested)

  Town Tavern Sign

Town Tavern Sign, York University Libraries, Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections, Toronto Telegram fonds, ASC08130

Tour schedules

Tour Schedules

To Pre-register, click here!

 

 

YONGE STREET ARCHITECTURE

Join us in celebrating 220+ years of Yonge Street. This tour explores a portion of downtown Yonge from through an appreciation of its oldest buildings and ongoing change.

Start Point: 20 Grosvenor Street, YMCA
End Point: 60 Queen Street West, Old City Hall
Cost: FREE ($5-$10 donation suggested)

 

Tour schedules

Tour Schedules

To Pre-register, click here!

  View of Music World
    View of Music World at the corner of Yonge and Gould Streets, 1975. Photo courtesy of City of Toronto Archives.

 

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