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Toronto History: The 19th Century

Toronto History Part One : The Nineteenth Century

There is more to Toronto than you will ever learn by taking in the panorama from the CN Tower, or by checking out a Raptors game at the Air Canada Centre. Join our Historic Toronto tour, and learn all about the surprising origins of modern day Toronto.

Our emphasis is on the first century of Toronto history. This tour will introduce you to the facts that are unknown to many people who have lived here for decades. Invest ninety-minutes with us, and you will impress others by knowing the sometimes shocking tales of our old town district.

Today, the modern city of Toronto is a cosmopolitan centre for all of Canada. Culture, business, and entertainment flourish. We have the largest multicultural population of any city in the world. We have the third largest theatre district in the world. But Toronto has not always been such a model city. Murder, epidemic, invasion, revolution and disaster were all part of early Toronto. Travel back over 200 years in time, and discover the origins of our city. You will hear the amazing stories of a city that you only thought you knew.

The truth behind Historic Toronto will amaze you!!

Toronto History

These are just a few of the events you will hear about on the Toronto History Tour.

Things You will Need to Know About this Tour

This tour takes place in the Old Town Toronto / St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood, and lasts between 90 minutes and 2 hours.

Please email 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 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 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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