We’re so excited to be hosting a FREE TSA Walking Tour of Art & The Grange, exclusive to our fellow CSI Members!🎉
Take a stroll with us through Grange Park and discover the hidden gems and bold contemporary buildings that sit at the lively epicentre of Toronto’s art scene.
For over 100 years, Grange Park has evolved from the private front lawn of a colonial estate to a lively urban park. Join us and tour the park and the surrounding streets as we explore some of the buildings – large and small, but always bold! – which are home to some of Canada’s preeminent art institutions. Included in this tour are some of the city’s best known contemporary landmarks like the colourful Sharp Centre for Design and Ghery’s addition to the Art Gallery of Ontario, as well as small but daring projects that pack a design punch. And while architecture might take centre stage, we’ll also speak to some of the great public art pieces along our walk and the playful urban park that unites it all.
Starting Point: We’ll be meeting at CSI Spadina (192 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2C2), where we’ll walk over to Grange Park together at 12:00 PM.
End Point: The Umbra Store
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
Route length: 1.2 km (mostly flat through city sidewalks)
We strive to host inclusive, accessible tours that enable all attendees to fully engage with the experience. Our Walking Tours take place on mostly flat terrain, such as city sidewalks and paths. To notify us of any accommodations you may need, or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All TSA Walking Tours require prior registration. You can register online anytime prior to the start of the tour and walk-ins will be accommodated, unless we have reached capacity.
Your tour guide will be equipped with a microphone and speaker system to ensure you’re able to hear the tour clearly. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the tour begins for your tour guide to check you in. We encourage you to go paperless — we can use either your digital ticket or your name for check-in.
Our tours take place rain or shine, so please double check the weather on the day of your tour and dress appropriately. Should inclement weather require tour cancellation, we will reach out in advance of the tour to the email/phone number you shared when registering.
Did you know?
TSA Walking Tours are 50% off for CSI Members using the code in the CSI Benefits section! If you’re searching for a unique outing this summer – look no further! Join the TSA for fun and informative walks as we share some of the many captivating stories behind Toronto’s buildings and landscapes through our TSA Walking Tours. With 9 unique themes to choose from, from heritage to contemporary design, architectural history to social movements, we’ll share tales that will help you (re)discover your city!
For more information and to get your tickets: https://torontosocietyofarchitects.ca/tours/.
TSA Walking Tours are made possible thanks to the generous support of the Ontario Association of Architects and the passion and dedication of our volunteer Tour Guides.