You can browse a full list on the left. Alternately, here is a list of our Top Seven most popular tours:
Our “HAUNTED STREETS OF DOWNTOWN TORONTO” tour will introduce you to some of the spooky tales of Toronto’s downtown core, while the “GHOSTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO” tour is a ghoulish stroll past the tree-lined paths and old brick buildings of the central campus.
Ghost Tours are offered all year with special times added near Halloween.
TRUE CRIME & PUNISHMENT
Our original “CRIME & PUNISHMENT” tour visits the Old Town area and highlights the treatment of local convicts through the 1790’s and the 1800’s.
Our “TORONTO NOIR: GANGSTERS & GALLOWS TOUR” picks up where the other tour leaves off. You’ll hear about some of the most infamous antics of the Boyd Gang – the most famous band of bank robbers in Canadian history – but there are plenty of other stories, too.
Our “19th CENTURY HISTORY TOUR” will walk you through Toronto’s first 100 years, from colonial town to Victorian city. This tour covers Toronto’s Old Town & St. Lawrence Market District.
Our “20th CENTURY HISTORY TOUR” explores some of Toronto’s landmarks from the 1900’s, and the stories behind them. Stops include the King Edward and Royal York hotels, the Financial District and our Old & New City Halls.
Prepare to be scandalized! For generations, our city was dubbed “Toronto the Good”. But there was stimulation and temptation if you knew where to look. This tour will give you 200 years of entertainment history, from the site of Toronto’s first live stage theatre, through vaudeville, silent movies, “talkies” and burlesque. But you’ll also learn about Toronto at its most scandalous. If you think that Yonge Street is gritty now, you have no idea … prepare to be shocked!
An alternative to our Walking Tours…
Why not have Richard come to you and give you a Talking Tour!
Here are a couple. You can browse the complete list to the left.
Travel back in time to visit all the most significant events and landmarks in Toronto from 1910 until 1969.
This brand-new series of six talks explores the history of Toronto from 1910 through to the end of the 1960s. We take a look back at the most compelling news stories, architecture, events, landmarks and entertainments of each decade. Each presentation includes a lot of rare archival photographs of old Toronto, as well as short newsreels, video and music that had audience members singing along as they reminisced about Toronto in days gone by. This series was put together for a group that meets for 90-minutes, with an intermission in between. So, each decade is made up of two 45-minute presentations, that could be given on different dates, or given together, with a break in between. This series, or parts of it, are ideal for older audiences, who will find a lot that they remember from the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s or 1960s.
2017 marks the 150th anniversary of Confederation, but what was Toronto like during the 100th anniversary celebrations in 1967? With a new city hall, a new national flag, and the last time the Leafs won the Stanley Cup, it was an exciting time in Toronto!
Specially prepared for the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation in 2017, this presentation shows what Toronto was like leading up to the centenary of Confederation celebrations back in 1967. We start with a look back at Toronto’s changing skyline, as the first new banking towers went up, and Toronto got a brand-new city hall.