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Toronto Architecture Tours - Culture & Campus Tour 2016


Sunday, October 2, 2016 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM (EDT)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Culture & Campus Tour | Sunday afternoons 1:30PM | Regular Ticket
Regular Ticket Rate (age 13 and up); Children 12 & under are free when accompanied by paid adult.
18h 43m CA$10.00 CA$1.19
Culture & Campus Tour | Sunday afternoons 1:30PM | GROUP RATE 10+ People
GROUP RATE for 10+ People ONLY - 10% Discount (age 13 and up); Children 12 & under are free when accompanied by paid adult.
18h 43m CA$9.00 CA$1.17
Culture & Campus Tour | Sunday afternoons 1:30PM | Accessible Access Ticket
Accessible Ticket for participants with mobility issues. Please purchase this ticket if you require wheelchair access so that our guide knows to take the accessible tour route.
7h 13m CA$10.00 CA$1.19

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Join the Toronto Society of Architects’ guided outdoor walking tours and learn about some of the city’s best contemporary architecture. Our highly trained volunteer guides will take you to iconic buildings designed by world-renowned architects and explain the design context, details, and unusual features that make these buildings notable. Fun and informative, Toronto Architecture Tours provide the stories behind the buildings and demonstrate why architecture is such a powerful communications tool for businesses, organizations, and the city.

Toronto’s Culture & Campus Tour

View some of the jewels of Toronto's Cultural Renaissance -- a program through which several museums and cultural centres were developed or transformed -- and a selection of the dramatic new buildings on and around the University of Toronto campus.

Featured Bulidings:

  • Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, 2003-06 KPMB (original building 1984 Keith Wagland)
  • Michael Lee-Chin Crystal addition, Royal Ontario Museum 2003-08 Daniel Libeskind with Bregman+Hamann
  • Telus Centre for Performance and Learning, Royal Conservatory of Music, 2005-08 KPMB
  • Bata Shoe Museum, 1995 Moriyama & Teshima
  • Goldring Centre for High Performance Sports, 2011-2015, Patkau Architects & MJM Architects
  • Max Gluskin House, 2008 Hariri Pontarini Architects
  • John P. Robarts Reference Library, 1968-73 Warner Burns Toan & Lunde with Mathers & Haldenby
  • Rotman Expansion, 2010-2012  KPMB
  • St. George Street Revitalization, 1996-97 Brown and Storey Architects in joint venture with van Nostrand DiCastri Architects
  • Willcocks Commons, 2010
  • Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, 2005 Behnisch, Behnisch & Partner with architectsAlliance
  • Leslie L. Dan Pharmacy Building, 2002-2006 Foster + Partners with Moffatt Kinoshita Architects



Weekly on Sundays from 1:30PM to 3:30PM
DURATION: 2 hours
DISTANCE: Approx 2 km with some stairs to and from buildings (accessibility can be accommodated)


Near  Avenue Road & Bloor St W. (exact location provided with your e-Ticket); Finish: Near Queen's Park subway station

** ONLINE ticket sales close at 9:30AM the day of the tour. CASH TICKETS may be available directly from the guide at the start of each tour if not sold out.**

Children age 12 and under are free provided they are accompanied by paying adult(s).

TSA Members in good standing may bring one (1) complimentary guest. Use the promo code provided with your membership or email to confirm your membership standing and get your promo code to access your special member tickets.


Tickets are non-refundable 24 hours before your registered tour date/time. To cancel/change a ticket, please email

Tours are conducted entirely by trained volunteers who are passionate about buildings and people.  If you enjoy your tour, please feel free to tip the guides! Got feedback or comments?  Send us an email at !

The Toronto Architecture Tours are organized and run by the Toronto Society of Architects.  Special thanks to our generous sponsors, supporters and volunteers who make it all possible!

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 support from:

Montgomery Sisam Architects

For more information, please contact the organizer via email at

Have questions about Toronto Architecture Tours - Culture & Campus Tour 2016? Contact TORONTO SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTS

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Gardiner Museum
111 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario

Sunday, October 2, 2016 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM (EDT)

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Established in 1887, the Toronto Society of Architects (TSA) is a non-profit volunteer-based organization comprised of architects, professionals from sister organizations, and members of the community that are interested in architecture and urban issues. The TSA is the local Chapter of the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA), which is the licensing and regulatory body that governs the practice of architecture in Ontario.

The TSA plays an advocacy role in the City, ensuring that architecture and design are key considerations in public discussions and in processes that have an impact on our urban environment.

The TSA organizes and sponsors a wide variety of initiatives including exhibitions, tours,  publications, competitions, forums, film series and celebrations that engage the architectural profession, its sister disciplines, and the public. An elected Executive, comprised of volunteers, undertakes and directs these initiatives throughout the year. We strive to promote and advance the role of architecture and design in Toronto’s dynamic community.

Membership in the TSA is open to all with an interest in Toronto architecture and urban issues.  Please consider joining!

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