Old Meets New | Walking Tour
Sat Jun 10 2023 at 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Royal Ontario Museum, east steps (Weston Entrance on Queen's Park, across the street from the Gardiner Museum) | Toronto, ON
About this Event
Explore over 150 years of unique architectural history in and around the University of Toronto’s St. George Campus.
How can we preserve our city’s past while meeting the needs of the future? What defines heritage and how can it help us reimagine architecture?
Led by Joël León of the Toronto Society of Architects, this walk delves into how architects have repaired, adapted, and rebuilt some of the earliest structures in the area.
Get to know one of the most remarkable architectural collections in Canada, taking stock of buildings such as the Royal Ontario Museum, the Faculty of Arts and Science, and Robarts Library.
Learn more about this tour, who's leading it, and how long it is
Explore Our Other Tours This June
Sidewalk Stories is back.
Step into the world of Toronto’s unforgettable stories. Join Myseum on our unique series of walking tours – every weekend this June.
Sidewalk Stories returns this year with 2 brand new tours and 2 returning favourites, back by popular demand. Get to know parts of Toronto in new and fascinating ways on this year’s four specially designed tours.
From love stories and beloved cuisines, to lost record stores and architectural mashups – peel back the layers of these four local haunts:
- Love Stories of the Humber: The Humber River (Humber Bay Arch Bridge)
- Big Taste of Little Manila: Little Manila (Bathurst and Wilson)
- For the Record: Downtown West (Kensington to Queen West)
- Old Meets New: St. George Campus (University of Toronto)
WHAT TO EXPECT
- Meeting point: Royal Ontario Museum, east steps, 100 Queens Park (Weston Entrance on Queen’s Park, across the street from the Gardiner Museum)
- End point: Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St George St
- Length of the tour: 90 minutes
- Total active walking time: 45-55 minutes
- Total walking distance: 2km
- Longest walking time between stops: 12 minutes
MADE IN COLLABORATION WITH
Toronto Society of Architects
Established in 1887, the Toronto Society of Architects (TSA) is a non-profit volunteer-led organization dedicated to bringing people together to discuss, learn and explore around our shared passion for the built environment. Torontosocietyofarchitects.ca
MEET YOUR TOUR LEAD
Joël León is a Toronto-based architect, researcher and Programming Director for the Toronto Society of Architects. Joël completed his Masters in Architecture at the University of Toronto, and was recipient of numerous graduating awards including the Alpha Rho Chi Medal and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Honour Roll. A strong believer in interdisciplinary learning, Joël also holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies and Urban Studies, as well as a minor in Economics. A strong advocate for architecture, Joël strives to promote public awareness on the impact of design in everyday life, helping to build a dialogue between the public and the architectural profession.
Where is it happening?Royal Ontario Museum, east steps (Weston Entrance on Queen's Park, across the street from the Gardiner Museum), 100 Queens Park, Toronto, Canada
Event Location & Nearby Stays:
CAD 0.00 to CAD 50.00