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The Nutshell Tour


This two-hour walking tour shows you how Toronto evolved from a backwater bog to a multicultural, modern city that loves to express itself in music, art and architecture. Start at food-filled St. Lawrence Market and finish at historic Osgoode Hall, steps away from Queen Street's vibrant cafes, restaurants and shops.



• How York held its own against American invaders
• Black history, from slavery to Caribana
• Gaze up at the steeple of the tallest Anglican church outside of England – and find out about Toronto’s first second-class citizens
• The story of Toronto’s first whiskey baron and his dirty money at the foot of the city’s most photographed building
• Find out what Canada’s decorated soldiers were doing in Toronto in the winter of 1998
• Why Toronto – not Montreal – is the king of Canada's cashflow
• Hop onto a cow for a unique photo op
• Relax in a green oasis in the heart of the city
• City Halls old and new – how Toronto became modern
• Crime, punishment & beaver chapeaus


Tours are available year-round for groups of 10 or more. This walking tour can be adapted to focus on public art, or to suit curriculum requirements for junior high and highschool students. Reservations required. Book now!


We organized the walking tour as a corporate event and it was a HUGE success. The out of town visitors as well as our local GTA colleagues learned a lot about the city and had a lot of fun. I highly recommend this for any corporate teambuilding event!
Anthony B., Netsuite Inc., Mississauga

I definitely recommend Walk T.O. to other teachers. I was really impressed with how Crystal and Michelle tweaked their Toronto in a Nutshell tour to fit our Grade 7 curriculum expectations, they even included some quirky geography concepts! My students had fun—and learned a lot.
Andrea Cooke, Grade 7 Teacher, TDCSB

Meets: St. Lawrence Market entrance, at the southwest corner of Jarvis and Front Streets. (map)
Ends:Osgoode Hall – close to eclectic restaurants and shopping (map)
Cost: $20 per person. Discounts available for larger groups. Special discounts for students and seniors with ID. No Credit Cards. Cash or cheques accepted.


Spot your guide in their Walk T.O. white t-shirt.