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Discovery Tours

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.

ARCHITECTURE OF A NEIGHBOURHOOD: DOWNTOWN YONGE

Explore the architecture of the neighbourhood that surrounds Toronto’s iconic road, Yonge Street, from a large university campus, to beautiful churches, and numerous parks. Get an in-depth look at the side streets, laneways, and the spaces between to discover a side of the area you haven’t seen before.

Note: This is an exterior tour only.

Start Point: Courtyard beside Pogue Mahone’s (23 College Street)
End Point: Old City Hall (60 Queen Street West)
Cost: $10 donation suggested

  Town Tavern Sign

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

Tour schedules

Tour SchedulesMay 10 June 28 August 4 September 9 October 6 July 22

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YONGE STREET: THE HEART OF MUSIC CITY

See the sights and enjoy the tunes as we explore Toronto’s rise as a music city, and the dynamic scene that is Yonge Street, celebrating its legacy in Canadian music. From Ronnie Hawkins to Ice-T, Yonge Street has grooved to the best in the business for 50+ years.

Start Point: 25 Carlton Street
End Point: One Richmond Street West
Cost: $10 donation suggested

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

Tour schedules

Tour SchedulesMay 19 June 17 July 26 August 19 September 16 October 4

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