TORONTO STREET NAMES Midtown – Summerhill to the University of Toronto
Toronto’s past is reflected through it’s street names and neighbourhoods. You pass by street signs, subway stations and neighbourhoods every day, but you may have never listened for their stories. There are curious facts, profound events, and touching stories hiding behind the names of so many of our streets, intersections and neighbourhoods. Sign up for this tour, go for a walk with your guide, and we promise you’ll never look at those street signs and neighbourhood names the same way again.
In the Toronto Street Names “Midtown” tour, you’ll hear the stories behind Yonge Street, Toronto’s oldest street, and the world’s longest, as well as the meanings behind the communities and thoroughfares of Summerhill, Rosedale, Yorkville, Bloor, Hazelton, Spadina, St George, and University Avenue. The tour concludes on the front lawn of Queen’s Park, the legislative assembly building, by the statue of Sir John A. MacDonald.
The things you’ll learn about Toronto’s history through it’s street names, are the kind of facts you’ll be trying to remember so you can impress your friends!
Things You will Need to Know about this Tour
- It begins outside Summerhill Subway Station. Exit the station and meet your guide at the northeast corner of Shaftesbury Avenue and Yonge Street.
- It takes about two hours and is conducted entirely outdoors.
- It is not circular, it does not finish back where it starts. The closest subway station to the start is “Summerhill”. The closest subway station to the ending point is“Queen’s Park”. Both the starting and stopping points are very close to the subway.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO CALL AHEAD BEFORE COMING ON ANY OF TOURS, TO CONFIRM TOUR AVAILABILITY. AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT BY CHECKING WITH US BEFORE THE TOUR BEGINS.
If you have any more questions, just ask!
Dates & Times
Wednesdays at 10.00 a.m.
Fridays at 10.00 a.m.
This tour is available throughout the entire calendar year. REMEMBER, if it is not scheduled for when you want to do it, just let us know, and we’ll change our schedule just for you!
$20.00 for one person
$15.00 each for two or three people
$10.00 each for four or more
Students and Youth – please contact us for details
We offer GIFT CERTIFICATES and special discount passes for visitors who plan to attend more than one tour. Contact us to find out more information.