FAQ

WHAT FORMS DO STUDENTS HAVE TO SIGN?

Every student must sign our waiver and give it to their guide the day of the tour.  Download here: Walk T.O. Consent, Waiver and Release of Liability

HOW MUCH ARE YOUR TOURS?:

We charge $12 plus 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 our reduced rates.

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.

DEPOSIT, PAYMENT & CANCELLATION 

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

Tours must be cancelled 14 days before the walk to receive a deposit refund.

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. Founded by a teacher, our walks are developed to hit key parts of the Ontario curriculum. 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 10:15 am.

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

Walk T.O.’s tours run rain, snow, or shine. Tours will be cancelled if there is a severe/inclement weather warnings or alert issued in the walk area on the morning of the tour.

ARE YOUR TOURS ACCESSIBLE FOR DISABLED STUDENTS?:

Yes. All our tours can be completed by students with physical disabilities. Please let us know so we can adjust tour routes as needed.

HOW WILL I FIND MY GUIDE?:

Don’t worry, your guide will find you! Our guides will be wearing a Walk T.O., shirt, toque or button. And we’ll give you their contact info so you can reach one another on the ground the day of the tour.

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.

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?:

Yes! Please follow school regulations when sharing these pictures on social media.

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.