DDA Summer Walking Tour

08.21.2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
NE Corner of College St. & University Ave.


University Avenue Tour

About this Tour

Come walk with us as we stroll down Toronto’s ceremonial boulevard and explore the buildings, landscapes and artwork that define one of Toronto’s most unique thoroughfares: University Avenue. Discover the stories behind the architecture – from the origins and growth of hospital row to the city bylaws behind the light coloured facades that line the boulevard. We’ll help you see our grand avenue as you have never seen it before!

This tour features buildings and landscapes from the 1950s to 2018 – and we even give you a glimpse of some of the projects to come in the coming years! Some highlights include Sick Kids Atrium (Zeidler Roberts Partnership, 1993), Shell Oil Building (Marani & Morris, 1961), the University Avenue Medians (Dunnington-Grubb & Stensson, 1961) and the Four Season Centre for the Perfoming Arts (Diamond Schmitt Arhcitects, 2006).


WHEN | Wednesday August 21st 10:00am to 12:00pm (Rain date is Thursday August 22nd)

DURATION | 2 hours

DISTANCE | Approx. 2 km

MEETING PLACE | North-east corner of University Avenue and College Street.

FINISH | Near Queen Subway Station.  Then we will have a DDA group lunch at a nearby location to be determined…(Lunch cost is covered by each DDA member).

TOUR COST | NO COST to DDA Members - This Walking Tour is sponsored by Caplan’s Appliances. Maximum attendance is 20 people, so register early!


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Location information

NE Corner of College St. & University Ave.

Toronto M5G 1L6
124 College St.