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Toronto Architecture Tours | Art & Performance Tour 2017

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NW Corner of Front St W & John St

300 Front Street West

Toronto, Ontario

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Art & Performance tour

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 Art & Performance Tour

Some of Toronto's most exciting contemporary buildings are related to art, theatre, and cinema. Our walking tour features dynamic and controversial structures designed by top international and Canadian architects. You'll see some of the results of Toronto's recent Cultural Renaissance, an exciting program of buildings that solidified our city's reputation as a world class arts centre.

Featured Bulidings:

  • CBC Broadcast Centre, 1988-92 John Burgee Architects Inc. with Phillip Johnson; with Bregman+ Hamann Architects / Scott Associates Architects Inc. in joint venture
  • Roy Thomson Hall, 1978-82 Arthur Erickson with Mathers & Haldenby; interior transformed 2000-02 KPMB
  • Princess of Wales Theatre, 1991-93 Peter Smith of Lett/Smith Architects
  • TIFF Bell Lightbox, 2007-2010 KPMB
  • Artscape Sandbox, 2015 Kirkor Architects with interior by +tongtong
  • Umbra Concept Store, 2007 Kohn Shnier Architects
  • Pachter Hall / Moose Factory Gallery, 2005 Stephen Teeple
  • Sharp Centre, OCAD University, 2004 Will Alsop with Robbie/Young + Wright Architects
  • AGO, 2003-2008 Gehry International Architects with Adamson Associates Architects


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Weekly on Saturday mornings from 10 am to 12 noon DURATION: 2 hours DISTANCE: Approx 2.3 km with some stairs to and from buildings; accessibilty can be accommodated.

MEETING PLACE:

Near St. Andrew subway station (exact location provided with your e-Ticket); Finish: Near St. Patrick subway station

** ONLINE ticket sales close at 6:00PM on the Friday evening before the tour. CASH TICKETS may be available directly from the guide at the start of each tour if not sold out.** Please email walk@TorontoSocietyofArchitects.ca for info and meeting spot.

Children age 12 and under are free provided they are accompanied by a paying adult.

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

Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable withint 24 hours of your registered tour date/time. To cancel tickets for a previously purchased tour, please email walk@torontosocietyofarchitects.ca.

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 comments@torontoarchitecturetours.com or leave a review on our Trip Advisor page.

The Toronto Architecture Tours are organized and run by the Toronto Society of Architects. Special thanks to the OAA for its generous financial support and to our volunteers who make it all possible!

...in-kind support from Montgomery Sisam Architects who provide meeting space for our guide orientation and training.

For more information, please contact the organizer via email at walk@torontosocietyofarchitects.ca

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Toronto, Ontario

Canada

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