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Architecture and Photo Ops

Walk from a historical castle to the sophisticated modern designs of Toronto's recent architectural transformations.
Rating: 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Strenuous
Length: 9.3 miles
Duration: Half day
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Overview :  Toronto is an exciting world class city that is known for its contrasting neighborhoods, interesting architecture, cultural... more »

Tips:  This walking tour will take between half a day and a day, depending on how long you wish to photograph each point of interest.

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Points of Interest

Start at Toronto's historical and beautiful castle, Casa Loma. Casa Loma is located at One Austin Terrace near the corner of Davenport Rd. and Spadina Ave.

Toronto would just not be Toronto without this majestic Castle, which was actually built as a family home by Sir Henry Pellatt. Although Casa Loma is not of the grandeur that so many... More

How many cities can say they have a shoe museum? Other than Toronto there are literally only a handfull in the world, and Toronto's is the best. There are over 10,000 pairs of shoes at the Museum from every corner of the world, many of them very old and rare. Hopefully you will get the opportunity to go in and tour this museum some day as... More

The Royal Ontario Museum is one Toronto's most popular attractions for the historical and cultural exhibits it houses, and also for the structure itself. The museum has gained even more attention in recent years after undergoing a dramatic expansion which culminated with the addition of the much talked about Michael Lee-Chin Crystal. The... More

This church dates back to 1856 and is one of the oldest churches in Toronto. It was designed by one of Ontario's most famous architects, Henry Langley. St. Basil's can certainly be described as photogenic, both outside and in. The exterior structure has so much character, and if you are fortunate enough to get inside you will be more than... More

The impressive and important exhibits that have passed through the doors of the Art Gallery of Ontario are comparable in status to those at any major gallery in North America. The Art Gallery of Ontario is another famous landmark in Toronto that has gone through a huge reconstruction project in recent years. Frank Gehry was the architect who... More

One of the city's most photographed structures is the Flatiron Building. It is located on a triangular piece of land at the intersection of Front, Wellington and Church Streets. This Gothic Romanesque building was as unconventional when it was built over one hundred years ago, as it is today. Originally it was the Goodenham Family who hired an... More