June 13, 2015
by Canadian Architect
Once again, the Royal Ontario Museum offers a wide variety of free walking tours of Toronto from May through October. Enjoy guided walking tours of the city’s architectural and historic neighbourhoods, such as Cabbagetown, Waterfront, Rosedale, Parkdale, the Annex, Distillery District and others. Tour leaders present thoroughly researched guided tours through some of the city’s most distinctive neighbourhoods, visit historic landmarks and illuminate the architectural and historical significance of Toronto’s building.
This year, 38 free walks of 10 neighbourhoods will be offered. No advance notice is needed, just show up at the appointed meeting place. All Sunday walks start at 2:00pm, and all Wednesday walks start at 6:00pm; just meet at designated spot just before starting time, and look for the purple umbrella! Walks run approximately 1.5 to 2 hours long, and take place rain or shine. Registration is not required. Every walk has multiple tour guides, and walks that are offered in French have at least one French speaking tour guide.
Also available are Private Group Walks that are perfect for clubs, community groups or out-of-town visitors. These group walks are arranged specifically for you and can be scheduled for any day and time. For your group walk you can choose from the full selection of ROMwalks (PDF). The cost is $10 per person with a minimum of 10 people. Call 416.586.8097 for more information about arranging a private group walk.
All walking tours are organized by the ROM’s Department of Museum Volunteers.
For additional information on ROMwalks, please visit https://www.rom.on.ca/en/activities-programs/walks-travel-bus-events/walks or call 416.586.8097. You can also download a copy of the ROMwalks brochure at https://www.rom.on.ca/sites/default/files/imce/romwalks2015_20150218.pdf.
ROMwalks waterfront walking tour