TSA Tours | Art and the Grange

TSA Tours | Art and the Grange

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$15

Location

Grange Park

Between Beverley St & McCaul Street

Front porch of the Grange, located on the north end of the circular path inside Grange Park

Toronto, ON M5T 2W7

Canada

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A tour through Toronto’s Grange Park exploring the bold contemporary buildings that house Canada’s preeminent art institutions.

About this event

For over 100 years, Grange Park has been at the epicentre of Toronto’s art scene – evolving from the private front lawn of a colonial estate to a lively urban park surrounded by some of the city’s preeminent art institutions.

Join us on a stroll through the park and the surrounding streets as we explore some of the buildings – large and small, but always bold! – which are home to some of Canada’s preeminent art institutions. Included in this tour are some of the city’s best known contemporary landmarks like the colourful Sharp Centre for Design and Ghery’s addition to the Art Gallery of Ontario, as well as small but daring projects that pack a design punch. And while architecture might take centre stage, we’ll also speak to some of the great public art pieces along our walk and the playful urban park that unites it all. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Tour Basics

Starting Point: Front porch of The Grange, overlooking Grange Park (the brick house at the north end of the circular path inside the park)

End Point: The Umbra Store

Duration: 120 minutes (approx.)

Route length: 1.2 km (mostly flat through city sidewalks)

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Important Information

Accessibility

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully. To notify us of any accommodations you may need, or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Charmain at tsa@torontosocietyofarchitects.ca .

COVID-19 Protocols

We are excited to welcome you back to our in-person tours in 2022! The safety of our volunteers and participants is of paramount importance and we have implemented a number of changes including smaller groups, contactless check in, and all outdoor routes to make this a great and safe experience for everyone. If you have any questions about our COVID-19 protocols, please contact us at tsa@torontosocietyofarchitects.ca.

Thank You!

TSA Walking Tours are made possible thanks to the generous support of the Ontario Association of Architects and the passion and dedication of our volunteer tour guides.

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