FAQ

HOW MUCH ARE YOUR TOURS?:

We charge $12 (including HST) per student for all of our tours.

DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS FOR UNDER-RESOURCED SCHOOLS?:

Yes. Please contact us at walktoronto@gmail.com to inquire about the possibility of a reduced rate for certain schools.

HOW DO I MAKE A RESERVATION?:

To book a walk for your class contact us at tours@walkto.ca. Please provide us with the date you’d like, the name of the tour and the number of students you are booking for. For maximum efficiency, please include a second-choice date.

HOW FAR AHEAD DO I HAVE TO BOOK?

While we do our best to accommodate every request, for larger groups the more lead-time the better. If you can give us a month’s notice that’s ideal. However, we can usually find a date that will work for you, even at the last minute.

HOW DO I PAY?:

A 25% deposit is required to secure your booking, with the balance due TWO WEEKS after the date of the walk. Please make out your cheques to “Walk T.O.”

Our mailing address is:  Walk T.O., 1 Minto St., Toronto, ON, M5L 1B4

DO YOUR TOURS MEET CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS?:

Yes. We’ve worked hard to make sure that each and every one of our tours clearly touches on the topics you need to teach. Our guides have been instructed in the finer points of inquiry-based learning. Your students will be called upon to be active participants in the Walk T.O. experience, helping them better absorb the content of our walks.

WILL THERE BE A PLACE FOR STUDENTS TO EAT?:

Definitely. All of our tours end near several restaurant options, from fast food, to local delicacies. As well, our tours usually have a park within walking distance for students who wish to eat a lunch they brought with them in a quieter setting.

WHAT TIME DO TOURS START?:

Our tours start at 10:30 am. Due to the nature of Toronto traffic, we advise you to aim to arrive at the starting point of your tour by 10:00 am.

WHAT IF THE WEATHER IS BAD, LIKE REALLY BAD?:

Walk T.O.’s tours run rain, snow, or shine. The only exception is when  TK

ARE YOUR TOURS ACCESSIBLE FOR DISABLED STUDENTS?:

Yes. All our tours can be completed by students with physical disabilities.

HOW WILL I FIND MY GUIDE?:

Don’t worry, your guide will find you! Our guides will be wearing Walk T.O., shirts, or sweaters, as well as a toque or hat, and will come carrying buttons.

I KNOW YOU SAID THEY’D FIND ME, BUT I DON’T SEE ANYONE:

Don’t worry. Before your tour we’ll make sure your guide(s) have a contact number for your group so they can be in touch in case anything goes awry.

WHEN I MEET MY GUIDE, WHAT SHOULD I TELL THEM?:

While our guides will prep you for the tour, it is helpful to let them know if your class will be completing our worksheets after the tour, or if you plan other post-tour work. That will help them tailor the experience to make sure your students get the most out of their Walk T.O, experience.

WORKSHEETS? TELL ME MORE.:

In consultation with dozens of teachers, we’ve developed worksheets for each of our walks that can be used in class after the tour. Click here to download sheets for every walk.

WHAT DO YOU NEED ME TO DO?:

While our guides are well-trained to take control of the walk, and keep your students engaged, we find that you, the teacher, are always best at setting the tone for a walk. We encourage you to prep your students for the challenges of listening in the louder environment of the city, as well as helping your students actively participate in the walk.

CAN I TAKE PICTURES OR TAPE THE TOUR?:

While we understand the temptation to walk away with some Av mementos of the experience, we ask you to please not make any audio or visual recordings of the tour, nor take any pictures.

CAN I BOOK IF I’M NOT REPRESENTING A SCHOOL?:

While Walk T.O. focuses on educational walks, our tours can be adapted for Corporate or Private clients. Please contact us at walktoronto@gmail.com to discuss the touring experience you’re looking for.