GENOVA TOURS 2014 ! (Toronto Walking Tours)

DOWNTOWN AND HISTORIC CITY HALL AREA TOUR

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The past and present of downtown Toronto

You’ll hear of the history of this area from when it was forested to its current commercial, religious and political focus. Highlights include the Old and New City Halls, Osgoode Hall, the Simpson Building, Eaton Centre, Massey Hall, McKenzie House, Ryerson, St. George’s Arts & Letters Club, Holy Blossom Temple, E.J. Lennox designed bank, Elgin & Winter Garden Theatres, the Pantages Theatre, Massey Hall, Scadding House and the Church of the Holy Trinity and many others. Buildings that have come and gone like the great merchandise stores of Eaton’s & Simpson’s, churches like Knox Presbyterian, the estate homes of Teraulay Cottage and Elmsley Villa. Told will be how Toronto’s streets are laid out starting at Yonge and Queen, the immigrant reception area called the Ward, and the many persons of the past like Jessie Ketchum, William Lyon McKenzie, Rev. Scadding, Eaton and Simpson and the Masseys. 
 

Today the Downtown Yonge area is where you find some of the best business, shopping and entertainment in Toronto. There are five major hotels (including the largest in Canada), is dense with retail and office establishments including the Toronto Eaton Centre, Atrium on Bay and College Park, is teeming with restaurants, and developments including Yonge-Dundas Square, and is home to the Canon Theatre, Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre and Massey Hall. This Toronto Walking Tour last two hours. Tours begin at either 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Cost $25 per person.

Further information and/or reservations can be made by calling 416-367-0380 or email billgenova@rogers.com . Reservation should be made as soon as possible since it is on a first come first serve bases. On the day of the tour reservations can be made right up to the tour's start provided you have talked to a live operator to confirm the tour.


Genova Tours (Toronto Downtown, City Halls Tours)
230 Rose Park Drive
Toronto, Canada, M4T1R5