2018 Tours Season – Request For Proposals

Since 1994, Heritage Toronto has run its Tours program to enhance the understanding and appreciation of Toronto’s history. We are looking forward to the 2018 tour season, and to celebrating and sharing our tangible and intangible heritage with as many Torontonians and visitors as possible.

We are so glad that you are interested in telling the stories of Toronto’s past. Just as the City of Toronto proclaims “Diversity our Strength,” the power of the Heritage Toronto Tour Program lays in its base of dedicated volunteers and the myriad of voices they present to the public, supported by the capacity building, administrative, technical, and logistical assistance of Heritage Toronto staff.

Proposals are due by Friday, December 1st, 2017.

2018 Walking Tour Proposal Form -- Deadline December 1st.



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For a map of wards, use this link: http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=2394fe17e5648410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD
Please include at least a municipal address, and a landmark if applicable
Please include at least a municipal address and a landmark if applicable


Please note: successful proposals will have ample opportunity to revisit their script, confirm stop locations, and find additional photos and other material leading up to the tour with assistance and training from our Programming staff. Please fill out the following information to the best of your current ability. Programming staff are available for consultation during the development of the tour proposal and following its acceptance into the program.
In 100 words or less tell us what your tour is about. What is the main focus and theme? What is the message people will walk away with?
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Please include all locations, including their legal addresses, of the proposed tour route. * We suggest using Google Maps as a basis for this.
In 100 words or less, please.
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We know that this is preliminary and that more work will be done on it. At minimum, we need to know your proposed stops and the main topic or story you would tell at each one, as well as the sources you have been looking at. (If it's helpful, think of this as equivalent to the amount of information that you might put into a tour pamphlet).
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Please attach between 2 and 5 jpg images with at least 300 dpi that would complement your tour. The files should be named as follows: name of image.citation info.jpg (i.e. St Lawrence Hall.City of Toronto Archives Fond 234 item12.jpg) It is vitally important that we have proper citation information for the images, or we will be unable to use them.
If you would like to link to a Google Map or a shared folder with additional material, you may do so here.
Anything else you think that Heritage Toronto should know.