TSA Tours | Towers

TSA Tours | Towers

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$15

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Yonge and Melinda

69 Melinda Street

Southwest corner of Yonge and Melinda, one block south of King Street

Toronto, ON M5E 1H5

Canada

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Look up! Waaaay Up! And join us for a walk as we explore the history of Toronto’s skyscrapers!!

About this event

With 68 towers over 150m in height and 30 more currently under construction, Toronto is the skyscraper capital of Canada and the third in North America. But it wasn’t always like this – Toronto’s skyscraper history is only about 100 years old and continues to evolve to this day.

Join us on a walk through the financial district as we visit towers from each era of Toronto’s race to the sky, starting from some of the city’s earliest skyscrapers at the beginning of the 20th century all the way to glass giants currently under construction. At each stop we’ll talk about the technological innovations that made them possible, but also how each generation of architects dealt with the many questions this new building type presented – from how it should look to how it should meet the ground. Included in this tour of some of Toronto’s most iconic landmarks including Commerce Court North, the Toronto Dominion Centre, and – of course – the CN Tower.

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Tour Basics

Starting Point: Southwest corner of Yonge and Melinda, one block south of King Street

End Point: Union Station

Duration: 120 minutes (approx.)

Route length: 0.9 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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