Muddy York Walking Tours

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Neighbourhood Walks

Neighbourhood Tours

Cabbagetown, Corktown And The Distillery

STARTING POINT : northeast corner of Wellesley Street East and Parliament Street.

ENDING POINT : main entrance to the Distillery District.

DURATION : approximately 2-hours (conducted entirely outdoors).

On this walk, we’ll explore the enchanting neighbourhoods of Cabbagetown, Corktown and the popular Distillery District. The back streets and lane ways of Cabbagetown are lined with charming Victorian houses. We’ll walk through Corktown, where the Irish Catholic immigrants of a century ago used to live, and we will follow the routes that they used to walk to work at the Gooderham and Worts Distillery District. As we pass by the Necropolis Cemetery, we will talk about the lives of a few famous Torontonians who are laid to rest there. We will also take a detour through Riverdale Zoo, and take in a sweeping panorama of the Don River.

This tour concludes at the main entrance to the Gooderham and Worts Distillery District, Toronto’s most famous industrial complex, which now houses exclusive art galleries and cafes.

Call (416) 487-9017 or email richard@muddyyorktours.com to book.

The Annex

STARTING POINT : outside main entrance of the Royal Ontario Museum on Bloor Street West.

ENDING POINT : corner of Bathurst and Bloor Streets.

DURATION : approximately 2-hours (conducted entirely outdoors).

“The Annex” is the name for the Toronto neighbourhood that lies between Avenue Road in the east, Bathurst Street in the west, Bloor Street in the south and Dupont Street in the north. This charming residential neighbourhood was laid out in the 1870s and 1880s, and immediately started to attract Toronto’s elite residents. In keeping with this, we will visit the former home of George Gooderham, one of the richest men in the history of Toronto. His mansion was constructed at the end of the nineteenth century and still survives in the southeast Annex. Timothy Eaton, the patriarch of the Department Store family, constructed a house in the western end of the Annex, which has sadly disappeared, but we will take a stroll through his former neighbourhood, too. We also visit some sites of public interest, including the Royal Ontario Museum, the Royal Conservatory of Music (the birthplace of Hamilton’s McMaster University) and conclude in Mirvish Village.

Call (416) 487-9017 or email richard@muddyyorktours.com to book.

Royal Ontario Museum, Yorkville And University Of Toronto

STARTING POINT : outside main entrance of the Royal Ontario Museum on Bloor Street West.

ENDING POINT : corner of Yonge and Cumberland Streets.

Things You will Need to Know About this Tour

Tours of different neighbourhoods are offered, including the Distillery District, Cabbagetown, Chinatown, the central University of Toronto campus, and the Annex.

Take a look through the four neighbourhood walks currently available. When you’ve chosen one:

Please email richard@muddyyorktours.com or telephone (416) 487-9017 to make reservations for this tour.  Once your tour reservation is confirmed, you will receive all the information on exactly where the tour starts, where it ends, how long it is, and other important information.

We recommend booking ahead to guarantee availability.  Our calendar can often fill up in advance.  Although it can be difficult for us to arrange last minute tours, it’s possible that we may already have a tour booked that you can join.  Please feel free to contact us by email at richard@muddyyorktours.com or by telephone at (416) 487-9017.

We usually require a minimum of four people for a tour.  However, if you have fewer people than that, feel free to contact us by email at richard@muddyyorktours.com or by telephone at (416) 487-9017, to see if there is a tour that you can join.

The tour cost is based on the number of people in your group.

A tour for four people costs $25 per person.

A tour for five, six or seven people costs $20 per person.

Tours of eight people or more cost $15 per person.

Do you have a large group of grade school or high school students, or other large numbers?  We can usually arrange a lower rate for some groups, depending on the situation.

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