Many Toronto neighbourhoods are perfect for exploring on foot, and if you’re looking for a themed guided tour with a local, one option is ROMwalks. This year, 42 free walks of 12 neighbourhoods are offered.
From May to October, the Royal Ontario Museum hosts free walking tours exploring Toronto’s architecture, art and history throughout the city. All walks take place on Wednesday evenings at 6pm and Sunday afternoons at 2pm and last just under two hours.
Walks do not begin at the Royal Ontario Museum, and meeting venues depend on where the tours start. Look for the blue ROM umbrella at the starting point of each walk.
Learn about the provincial and municipal governments on the Queen’s Park Circle walk; see Toronto’s first planned suburb for professional and upper middle class residents with unique architecture dating back to the 1800s on the Annex walk; or explore some of Toronto’s religious landmark buildings and the role of the church in Toronto’s early days on the Sacred Stones and Steeples walk.
Registration is not required, unless your group would like a private walk, in which case this can be arranged at any time. The cost is $10 CDN per person with a minimum of 10 people.
Check out the ROMwalk program here: www.rom.on.ca/programs/rom_travel/pdf/rom_walks_2012.pdf
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