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Walk the streets of Old Town Toronto with a historian, visiting must-see cultural sites, learning about iconic architecture and exploring renowned museums.
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Program No. 8937RJ
Length
6 days
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1,849
Ontario

Signature City Toronto

Walk the streets of Old Town Toronto with a historian, visiting must-see cultural sites, learning about iconic architecture and exploring renowned museums.
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6 days
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Program No. 8937 RJ
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At a Glance

Discover how Toronto has become a unique urban success story. Traverse the city with prominent Torontonians as they contrast the dynamics of Toronto to other cities. Examine world treasures at the Art Gallery of Ontario, uncover a few billion years of history at the Royal Ontario Museum, explore the entertainment district and learn the historical significance of Chinatown on expert-led walks. Indulge in diverse culinary delights that reflect the intriguing cultural diversity and rich texture of the city.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Discover Old Town Toronto with a noted historian who reveals hidden gems that are often overlooked.
  • Explore some of Toronto's multicultural neighborhoods and indulge in diverse culinary delights.
  • Examine the city’s urban architecture, including Daniel Libeskind’s dramatic and controversial expansion of the Royal Ontario Museum.
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A Traveller's History of Canada
by Robert Bothwell
A readable and admirably concise march through Canadian history from prehistory to today, including a timeline.
Unbuilt Toronto
by Mark Osbaldeston
Featuring 147 photographs and illustrations, many never before published, Unbuilt Toronto casts a different light on a city you thought you knew.
Fodor's Toronto, With Niagara Falls & the Niagara Wine Region
by Inc. (COR) Fodor's Travel Publications
This practical guide in the popular series is packed with insider information in an easy-to-use format.
Toronto, Biography of a City
by Allan Levine
From politics to transportation, public health to sports, historian Allan Levine explores four centuries of Toronto's history, introducing the forces and faces that shaped the city's multi-faceted identity.
Selected Stories
by Alice Munro
This collection of 28 short stories represents some of Munro's finest work. A powerful range of emotional, evocative tales set throughout the cities and rural towns of her native country.
Unbuilt Toronto, More of the City That Might Have Been
by Mark Osbaldeston
With 150 photographs, maps, and illustrations, Unbuilt Toronto tracks the origins and fates of some of the city's most interesting planning, transit, and architectural "what-ifs."
Why I Hate Canadians
by Will Ferguson
This is the tenth anniversary edition of Ferguson's wickedly astute cultural salvo, the collection of humorous essays that launched his career. As you might guess, the title is tongue-in-cheek.
Toronto's Many Faces
by Tony Ruprecht
A visitors' guide to Toronto, with a welcome focus on the city's diverse ethnic neighborhoods.
The Group of Seven and Tom Thomson, An Introduction
by Anne Newlands
A slim, accessible introduction to the art and times of the famous Canadian landscape painters, eight men who revolutionized Canadian approaches to art and wilderness in the early 20th century.
In the Skin of a Lion
by Michael Ondaatje
This richly lyrical, poetic novel by Michael Ondaatje is set in 1920's Toronto and rural Ontario. Its protagonist is a tough woodsman who comes to the rough-and-tumble city.
Lives of Girls and Women
by Alice Munro
Munro's only novel, a heartfelt and insightful story of a young girl's coming-of-age on a fox farm in Ontario.
The Blind Assassin
by Margaret Atwood
Winner of the Booker Prize in 2000, this hauntingly beautiful novel interweaves two disparate strands: one, a murder mystery set in Toronto at the close of WWII; the other, the text of the murdered woman's science fiction novel, which may hold a clue to her death.
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4.8 Average
(5)

This program includes a wonderful way to experience Niagara Falls, which has been a lifetime desire of mine.

(5)

This was an excellent program with a great group leader (Felicia). The days are full with a wonderful balance of learning and moving through a fascinating city. We did the program that included Niagara Fall & town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, and that day was great. The historical tour of the town was outstanding and was a super counterpoint to the magnificence of the Falls and tackiness of the area surrounding that magnificence.

(5)

The Toronto Signature city tour was fabulous, especially since we visited one of the 7 wonders of the world- The Niagara Falls! This city is bustling with people from all over the world , their history , culture and food is shared for us to enjoy. You will not be disappointed!

(4)

Very organized,well planned program where I met delightful participants from all over the US. Always curious about Toronto and this program satisfied my curiousity.

(5)

Toronto is a wonderful city. I had no idea how nice it would be. The people of Toronto are kind, polite, and helpful. We had a really good time. So glad we chose to go there. We like the signature city programs. Enjoyed taking the bus and the subway. Talked with people on the trips. Had a lot of fun and laughs with them. Felt that that was an important part of the experience.






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