Explore Canada's Metropolis with Walking Tours Through Toronto

The On This Spot app takes people on guided walking tours through the history that surrounds them. At each stop on their journey users will find themselves standing on the spot a historic photo was taken. They can view a then and now photo comparison, use the built in camera to create their own, and read about local history and how it ties into the broader human experience.
* Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
* Starts: Toronto, Canada
* Trip Category: Walking & Biking Tours >> Walking Tours




The On This Spot app takes people on guided walking tours through the history that surrounds them. At each stop on their journey users will find themselves standing on the spot a historic photo was taken. They can view a then and now photo comparison, use the built in camera to create their own, and read about local history and how it ties into the broader human experience.

Itinerary

On this walking tour we will learn about Toronto’s humble beginnings. We will journey along Toronto’s former waterfront and through the site of the tiny settlement of York, which was first established here in the 1790s. Next, we’ll visit the former site of the cramped tenement slums where many of Toronto’s first immigrant communities settled in the mid-1800s, and then we will end our journey in the business district when Toronto stood on the cusp of the Industrial Revolution.