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Downtown Street Names

TORONTO STREET NAMES: Downtown – Queen’s Park to Peter and Wellington Streets

Toronto’s past is reflected through its 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 “Downtown” tour, you’ll hear the stories behind University Avenue, College Street, Dundas Street, College Street, Richmond Street, Queen Street, King Street and the Grange and Art Gallery of Ontario neighbourhoods. You’ll even learn how to correctly pronounce “Spadina”. The tour starts out where our Toronto Street Names – Midtown tour leaves off, at the front lawn of Queen’s Park, the legislative assembly building, by the statue of Sir John A. MacDonald. It concludes at Peter and Wellington Streets.

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

This tour takes place in the Queen’s Park, University Avenue, and Queen Street West neighbourhood and lasts approximately 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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