Heritage Toronto Tours



Interested in leading a Heritage Toronto tour in 2018? Fill out our online application.

Featuring 64 public tours, there’s something for everyone , whether you’re interested in learning about Toronto’s architecture, exploring the history of our rich music scene, or discovering the roots of social and scientific innovations that have shaped the city and changed the world.

Our 2017 tour season runs from May to October . Register for our tours at heritagetoronto.org/events and guarantee yourself a spot and access to additional tour materials.


Heritage Toronto is able to offer our walking tours to you through the considerable time and effort of our volunteers. There will be a collection after the tour or you can pay your donation online at the time of registration.


In addition to our regular walking tours, Heritage Toronto offers Enhanced Walking Tours. These are ideal for those who prefer to join a small group of roughly 20 people for a more intimate tour experience.

To download our full Tours brochure as a PDF, click here.

Our walking tour program was introduced in 1994 to provide residents and visitors with an opportunity to learn about the heritage and architecture of the city. All tours are researched, designed, and led by local historians, community groups, and professionals who volunteer their time and energy.

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Private Tours

Toronto’s First Chinatown, Image: Alex Willms

Heritage Toronto also offers a selection of its tours to private groups.  Click on this link to download the Private Tour Booking and Information form.  For more information about booking a private tour or to inquire about Heritage Toronto delivering an illustrated talk or presentation please call 416-338-2175.

Toronto in Time

Toronto in Time is a free mobile app for iOS and Android that highlights the history of Toronto through “then and now” photos, slideshows, trails, and historical stories for more than 150 sites!

Meet a cast of characters that includes inventors, musicians, entrepreneurs, bank robbers, artists, visionaries and dreamers who paint the rich portrait of Toronto’s history.

Search stories by theme, neighbourhood, map, or follow specially curated trails. Read introductions to themes and trails and share stories with friends on Facebook and Twitter. Suggest story ideas for future upgrades on the Toronto in Time Facebook page.

Download Toronto in Time from the App Store.
Download Toronto in Time from the Google Play store.



iTours visit areaHT_iTours_RGBMEDIUMs of the city that are difficult to traverse with larger groups of people.. Featuring archival photographs, iTours take you on a photographic journey of the people, places and events that have shaped Toronto.

You can watch individual iTours by clicking below:

Islington Village iTour
Don Mills iTour
Toronto Island iTour
Spadina iTour

Audio Tour

Audio tour based on Michael Redhill’s novel, Consolation narrated by the author.