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Looking for things to do in Toronto? Our tourist scavenger hunts will take you to all the important sites around the civic center, and around Old Toronto/Harbourfront area!
Solve challenges at every step to discover your next destination. At each stop, learn a little history as well as interesting facts about what surrounds you.
In Old Toronto, 2 versions are available, a regular scavenger hunt (3.7km/3-hours), and an Explorer scavenger hunt which takes to more sites (5.2km/4-hours).

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Stop At: Fairmont Royal York, 100 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5J 1E3, Canada

See of or the many grand hotels built by the Canadian Pacific Railway in the early 20th century in the Château Style, across the street from the principal train station. Your first challenge awaits you here.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Meridian Hall, 1 Front St E, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1B2 Canada

See Canada's largest theatre venue and solve a challenge.

Pass By: St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St E, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1B4 Canada

See this 2 theatre complex in the heart of downtown.

Stop At: Berczy Park, 35 Wellington Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1C6 Canada

This park has a quirky fountain. Can you count how many cat sculptures are on the fountain?

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Gooderham (Flatiron) Building, 49 Wellington St E, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1C9 Canada

See a larger than life trompe l'oeil of a window on the Flatiron building and solve a simple challenge.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Yonge Street, Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario Canada

See what was the longest street in the world until 1999, connecting Lake Ontario to Lake Simcoe and learn why the name Yonge.

Pass By: Hockey Hall of Fame, Brookfield Place - Concourse Level 30 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1X8 Canada

See many Canadians' and Americans' mecca, the hockey hall of fame. True fans have been said to have spent over 4 hours in this museum!

Stop At: Union Station, 55 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5J 1E6, Canada

See Union Station, across the street from the Royal York and walk through it to its south side while learning its history.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Scotiabank Arena, 40 Bay St (at Lakeshore Blvd.), Toronto, Ontario M5J 2X2 Canada

See where the Maple Leafs NHL team plays as well as the Raptors NBA team. There's a hockey-related challenge here.

Stop At: Queen's Quay Terminal, 207 Queen's Quay West, Toronto, Ontario M5J 1A7 Canada

See a large mall/condo/theatre building along Toronto's waterfront.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Waterfront Trail : 1000 Islands, North Shore of Lake Ontario & The St Lawrence River, Toronto, Ontario Canada

Walk along the waterfront and learn about the Toronto Islands.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Canada Square - 2200 Yonge Street, 2200 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4S 2C6, Canada

See a metasequoia park on the water's edge and solve a challenge.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W at Lower Simcoe St., Toronto, Ontario M5J 2G8 Canada

Learn about this entertainment complex and the Ann Tindal Park next to it.

Stop At: Roundhouse Park, 255 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3M9 Canada

See Toronto's train museum exterior showroom at the foot of the CN Tower and solve a challenge.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Toronto Railway Museum, 255 Bremner Blvd Unit 15, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3M9 Canada

Learn about this museum while solving a challenge.

Pass By: Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, 288 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3L9 Canada

See this giant attraction next to the CN tower

Pass By: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Convention Centre 255 Front St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2W6 Canada

See this convention hall and more specifically the art focal point outside its entrance.

Stop At: Bobbie Rosenfeld Park, 294 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3L9, Canada

Take a break in this little square next to the CN Tower and Rogers Center while you learn about this Canadian athlete.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Rogers Centre, 3200-1 Blue Jays Way, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1J1 Canada

See where the Toronto Blue Jays play baseball and learn about this building's history with other sports teams.

Pass By: CN Tower, 290 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3L9 Canada

See and learn about the CN Tower, still the tallest in North America and answer a challenge.

Stop At: Isabella Valancy Crawford Park, 299 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2Y1, Canada

See another small nestled park next to the north side of the CN Tower and Rogers Center.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3G5 Canada

See the statue of Glenn Gould in front of the CBC's headquarters and learn about this great pianist.

Stop At: Simcoe Park, 255 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3G5, Canada

In this park see Toronto's Ritz Carlton hotel, and a monument honoring Toronto's fallen construction workers.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St (at King St. W.), Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5 Canada

See and learn about Toronto's symphonic concert hall. Solve a challenge here.

Pass By: Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1H9 Canada

See and learn about not only this theatre but the man behind it and many others in Toronto, Ed Mirvish.

Pass By: Princess of Wales Theatre, 284 King St W Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1J2 Canada

See this modern theatre.

Stop At: St. Andrew's Church, 73 Simcoe St, Toronto, ON M5J 1W9, Canada

Here you'll have a math/observational challenge. Are you up to it?

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Toronto-Dominion Centre, King St. W and Wellington St W, Toronto, Ontario Canada

See this complex of 5 black buildings and the original art installation in the parc between them.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N1 Canada

This urban plaza is the front yard of Toronto’s City Hall. We’ll pay closer attention to it in a few steps, but we’ll make our way around the yard first.
This square, named in honor of Nathan Phillips, Mayor of Toronto from 1955 to 1962, was unveiled in 1965. The body of water to your right becomes a skating rink in winter. You can also see here free concerts, a weekly public market and other events at various times of the year.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Toronto Old City Hall, 60 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2M3, Canada

It is the old city hall of Toronto, built in 1899 in Romanesque style. It housed city hall between 1899 and 1966.
Its distinguishing point is definitely its clock tower, but also its gargoyles and numerous sculptures. The interior rooms show a lot of wood works, as well as stained glass windows showing the origins of the city.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Toronto City Hall 100 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N1 Canada

It was opened in 1965 and can be visited, but don’t go there yet. A few films shot scenes in front of this original building, including Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004), Red (2010), The Tuxedo (2002), The Sentinel (2006) and The Kidnapping of the President (1980). Also, Devon Corporation building in the animated series Pokémon was inspired.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: 3D Toronto Sign, 100 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2, Canada

Take a selfie with the larger than life Toronto sign

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Canadian Provinces Flags Alley, Bay St, Toronto, ON M5H 2N3, Canada

Solve a challenge here with the flags of Canada

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Churchill Memorial, Downtown Toronto, Toronto, ON M5G 1R1, Canada

Solve a challenge here by reading some of Churchill's famous speeches.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Osgoode Hall 130 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N6 Canada

The building on your left is Osgoode Hall, which is home to the Toronto Municipal Court. There is a very large legal library. The building was built between 1829 and 1832 in Neoclassical style.
This building is named for William Osgoode (1745-1824), an Englishman, who was the first Chief Justice of Upper Canada who is now Ontario.

Pass By: Campbell House Museum, 160 Queen St W (at University Ave.), Toronto, Ontario M5H 3H3 Canada

The Campbell House Museum is the oldest house (manor house) in the former village of York built in 1822. It was the residence of Judge William Campbell, his wife and children. This is a fine example of Georgian architecture (also known as the Palladian style). You can visit it every day except Mondays for $ 10.

Pass By: Queen's Park, College St. & University Ave., Toronto, Ontario M7A 1A2 Canada

Queen's Park is the name of the Legislative Assembly, or Parliament, of Ontario. It is located directly to the north in the red stone building that you can possibly see.

Stop At: St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 131 McCaul St, Toronto, ON M5T 1W3, Canada

St. Patricks Catholic Church, lends its name to the nearby subway station.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Ryerson University - Ted Rogers School of Management, TRSM, 55 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5G 2C3, Canada

Edwards S. (Ted) Rogers Jr. (1933-2008) was a Torontonian businessman and philanthropist. He founded Rogers Communications, one of Canada's leading media groups, operating television, radio and magazines. When he died, he was the 5th richest Canadian.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: CF Toronto Eaton Centre, Toronto Eaton Centre Gallery 220 Yonge St Suite 110, Toronto, Ontario M5B 2H1 Canada

This mall runs along Yonge Street to Queen Street in the south, where you started this treasure hunt.
Eaton's were department stores like Sears, founded in Canada in 1869. They went bankrupt in 2002. During its glory years, more than 70,000 people worked at one of the chain's stores.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Yonge-Dundas Square, 40 Dundas Street West, Suite 227 Atrium on Bay, Toronto, Ontario Canada

This Toronto intersection is often called Toronto's Times Square because of the many bright posters that can be seen all around the Square.
The square on the other side of the street where there are exhibitions, concerts and festivals.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Ed Mirvish Theatre, 244 Victoria St, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1V8 Canada

An opulent 2 balcony theatre where you can see musicals and plays on tour.
Who was Ed Mirvish (1914-2007)? He was a Toronto businessman, born in Virginia (USA). He moved to Toronto with his parents when he was 9 years old. He was a great philanthropist and theatrical impresario for the city of Toronto. He also managed Honest Ed's, a large discount store, before Wal-Mart arrived in this city.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1T7 Canada

It is a music concert hall. It opened in 1894 and was, with the Eaton Auditorium, the only 2 places to listen to a classical music concert in Toronto before 1982. That's when the owners of Massey Hall opened Roy Thomson Hall south of King Street (next to the Royal Alexandra theatre we just mentioned). It is a few blocks away and on our Old Toronto Tourist Scavenger Hunt. It is now the home of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
This theater is named after Hart Massey who wanted a theater where you could enjoy a large non-religious choir. He did not want concert hall only for the rich, or that would be very large to maximize profits. He wanted a modest size place to attract music lovers of all social classes.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: The Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Centre, 189 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1M4 Canada

This is another 2-balcony theater that features musicals, movie premieres and concerts. The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) uses this place among its theaters every year.
They are actually 2 theaters here, one above the other. This style of double theater is called the Edwardian style. It is the last such Edwardian theater to survive the world.

Pass By: Cloud Gardens Park, 14 Temperance St, Toronto, Ontario M5H 1Y4 Canada

It extends south to Temperance Street and is not very big. This park makes use of all surfaces to present trees and plants, as well as a waterfall.
Here you will also find monuments honoring construction workers.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • This activity is adapted for social distancing. Do it in a small group (up to 6). The guide is our mobile website, on your smartphone. Go at your own pace, no time limit. No need to touch anything or enter any building.
  • Access to mobile site on your smartphone
  • 30+ Challenges to solve as you visit the city

  • WiFi not included, but a Data Plan for your phone is required
  • No entry fees are included. This is a walking tour that takes to around the sites, not in them.
  • Entry/Admission - Toronto Old City Hall
  • Entry/Admission - Ryerson University - Ted Rogers School of Management, TRSM
  • Entry/Admission - Ed Mirvish Theatre
  • Entry/Admission - Massey Hall

Departure Point
1: 18 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5J 1E6, Canada
2: 123 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 3M9, Canada

Departure Time
Civic Center Tour 6/13/2021 - 8/21/2022
Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Old-Toronto Tour 6/9/2021 - 8/21/2022
Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Old-Toronto Explorer Tour 6/13/2021 - 8/21/2022
Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 08:00 PM

2 to 4 hours

Return Details
1: Cloud Gardens, 14 Temperance St, Toronto, ON M5H 1Y4, Canada
2: Toronto Dominion Centre, 66 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5K 1A1, Canada

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