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Central Waterfront: Sugar, Ferries, Music, and Famines

By Ashley McDonough, Host of Walking in Place Podcast



This walk will touch on the history of Toronto's waterfront and how it's evolved from an industrial centre to a place where people actually want to be.


We'll explore the areas close to the water that you can't see (or may not have noticed) from the street and learn about the places and people that influenced the landscape of present-day waterfront.


This tour is great for people who like: being by the water (obviously), Toronto history, immigration history, birds, fish, urban planning, classical music, boats, and more.


This tour is a preview of an upcoming episode of the Walking in Place podcast. If you're curious about the types of stops and the tone of the tour, check out previous episodes!

  • Walk Start Location: Sugar Beach, at the foot of Queens Quay E and Lower Jarvis St. Walk Leader will hold a sign saying "Walking in Place"

  • Nearest Public Transit: Queen's Quay Station OR the 19 or 72 Buses (Bus Stop: Queens Quay East at Lower Jarvis St)

  • Walk End Location: Ireland Park

Sunday, May 8



Language: English 

Area: Downtown

Theme: Environment, History & Culture

Accessibility: Family-friendly, Pet-friendly, Fast Paced, Speaker or Amplification, Busy Sidewalks, Breaks Offered.


Maximum of 12 participants. Click here to register. Please wear a mask when near others.

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