Toronto the Green Tour
Can a concrete downtown core really be greened over? On this walking tour of the downtown’s greenest sites – from city parks, to community gardens, to eco-buildings and bike racks – our guides will show you that it ain’t easy being green, but it is certainly possible.
• How Toronto uses its frosty lake to keep itself cool all summer long – and why you still can’t swim in parts of it.
• Cars vs. Pedestrians – do the city’s one-way streets need a serious re-think?
• Tour a rooftop garden made for people and trees – and hear the story of how one man with a big green thumb transformed an 1899 warehouse from the top down.
• Phantom electricity? Find out why some Torontonians are paying a premium for wind-powered electricity but are still using the same fossil-fuel power lines as their neighbours
• Walk T.O.'s eco heroes and zeroes - stories from the trenches
• See a made-in-Toronto eco-design that’s being copied all over the world.
• Tour one of the city’s earliest sustainable buildings and climb onto its green roof.
Tours are available year-round for groups of 10 or more. Reservations required. Book now!
Walking the city and discovering some hidden paths was a great experience. Crystal is a wonderful guide openly sharing her knowledge of the city. We would certainly be willing to see more of the city with Walk T.O. during another visit. À bientôt!
Emmanuelle Hery, Montreal
Meets and Ends: On the southwest corner of King Street and Simcoe Street, in front of Roy Thomson Hall. (map)
Cost: $20 per person. Discounts available for larger groups. Special discounts for Students and Seniors with valid ID. No Credit Cards. Cash or cheques accepted.
Spot your guide in their Walk T.O. white t-shirt.