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Villages and Vagabonds Tour


Toronto’s diverse neighborhoods are the “sole” of the city – and the places that tourists and Torontonians often miss. On this walking and transit tour of four eclectic Toronto neighbourhoods, Yorkville, the Gay Village, Regent Park and Cabbagetown, our guides will show you how they were created, and continue to be shaped, by the people that call them home.


• Yorkville’s makeover. From coffee houses, beatniks and Joni Mitchell’s debut to five-star restos, yuppies and Brangelina’s red carpet treatment.
• From bathhouse raids to the PRIDE parade – how Toronto’s Gay Village came out
• Revitalization gone wrong: Why Regent Park hit rock bottom and what the city’s going to do about it
• Walk the longest stretch of preserved Victorian architecture in North America in Cabbagetown’s gorgeous cottages, parks – and legendary necropolis


We talk the talk about loving our city (and thought we walked the walk as well). But Walk T.O., a new touring company, showed us a whole new side with in-depth (and interesting) strolls we never would have thought to do on our own. Our weekend options just went beyond where to brunch.


Tours are available year-round for groups of 10 or more. Reservations required. Book now!

Meets: Bellair and Cumberland Street in Yorkville Village. Go to the Bay Street Subway Station and take the Bellair Street exit. Get there early and hit the Letteri for a cuppa’ (map)
Ends: Parliament & Winchester – relax and grab lunch or a drink on Cabbagetown's vibrant main strip (map)
Cost: $23 per person (including one $3 streetcar token). 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.