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Toronto Architecture Tours - Culture & Campus Tour 2012


Weekly Event - Every Sunday: 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM (EDT)

Toronto Architecture Tours - Culture & Campus Tour 2012

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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
  • Woodsworth College Residence, 2004 architectsAlliance
  • School of Continuing Studies, 2004 Moriyama & Teshima
  • 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
  • Massey College, 1960-63 Thompson, Berwick & Pratt (Ron Thom partner in charge)
  • St. George Street Revitalization, 1996-97 Brown and Storey Architects in joint venture with van Nostrand DiCastri Architects
  • Willcox Street Pedestrian Way, 2010
  • Bahen Centre for Information Technology, 2002 Donald Schmitt of Diamond Schmitt
  • 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


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


Please note: Online Ticket sales for each tour close at 6 pm the day before each tour date. Chldren under 10 are free provided they are accompanied by paying adults.  Tickets are non-refundable 24 hours before your registered tour date/time.

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!

OTF logo support from:

UrbanSpace Property Group

Design Exchange

For more information, please contact the organizer via email at

Have questions about Toronto Architecture Tours - Culture & Campus Tour 2012? Contact TORONTO SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTS


Gardiner Museum
111 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario

Weekly Event - Every Sunday: 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.

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