Toronto Society of Architects Tours | New Meets Old 2019

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Steps of Weston Entrance (Queens Park), Royal Ontario Museum

100 Queens Park

Toronto, ON M5S 2C6

Canada

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With over 150 years of architectural history and home to over 80 heritage designated buildings, the University of Toronto’s St. George campus is without a doubt one of the most unique and remarkable architectural collections in Canada. This historical campus though is far from a museum. With just over 90,000 students, as well as thousands of faculty and staff, the University is a city that is continuously growing and evolving - requiring new buildings, retrofits and renovations to keep up with its changing population.

Join us on this walk as we explore how architects have worked around, added to, repaired, adapted and sometimes even relocated some of the university’s earliest structures. Learn about the unique challenges and opportunities that arise when dealing with heritage structures. Along the way we will explore a wide range of buildings and landscapes - from High Victorian masterpieces with gleaming glass additions, to Brutalist behemoths and modernist pioneers - many which challenge preconceptions of what heritage is and raise the question of how can we preserve our past while meeting the needs of the future.

Highlights in this tour include the Royal Ontario Museum, the Royal Conservatory of Music, Robarts Library and One Spadina Crescent.

WHERE: Royal Ontario Museum, Steps of Weston Entrance (Queen's Park entrance), 100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C6

WHEN: Use the drop-down menu when purchasing tickets to see all the ticket dates!

TICKETS: TSA Members get 50% off regular ticket price for one ticket per tour per season. Children ages 12 and under are free, provided they are accompanied by a paying adult.

TICKET SALES CLOSE 15 minutes before the tour start time. Cash tickets may be available directly from the tour guide at the start of the tour if it is not sold out. If you have not purchased a ticket in advance, please arrive at least 10 minutes early to allow time for the ticket sale. Please bring exact change as tour guides do not carry change.

These tours are made possible through the generous support of:

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Steps of Weston Entrance (Queens Park), Royal Ontario Museum

100 Queens Park

Toronto, ON M5S 2C6

Canada

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No Refunds

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