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Toronto History: The 20th Century

Toronto History Part Two: Toronto in the Twentieth Century

This tour is a fantastic follow up to our tour of Toronto’s History in the Nineteenth Century. Our tour of Toronto’s twentieth century starts off right where the earlier history tour finishes, outside the Gooderham (Flatiron) building. From there, we’ll follow the transition of Toronto’s downtown district, as it moved from the Saint Lawrence Market neighbourhood to Yonge and Queen Streets.

This tour will introduce you to some of the city’s most prominent landmarks, constructed in the twentieth century. Buildings that we visit and learn about include Union Station, the King Edward Hotel, the Royal York Hotel, Commerce Court North, the Hudson’s Bay building, the Eaton Centre, the Elgin Winter Garden theatre Centre, Old City Hall, New City Hall, Nathan Phillips Square, the Hospital for Sick Children and Queen’s Park.

Come and see where Toronto’s civic power came to prominence in the last century!

For a fuller half day trip, why not combine our two history of Toronto tours, to get the full story behind Toronto’s past? These two tours can be arranged perfectly to fit in with an educational curriculum.

Things You will Need to Know About this Tour

This tour takes place in the Old Town Toronto / St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood, the Financial District, and Nathan Phillips Square, and lasts about 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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