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Heritage Toronto walking tours this weekend: The Queen’s Park Stroll, and the University of Toronto – Downtown Campus

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This weekend’s Heritage Toronto walking tours are a great way to get out and explore the city (free + no reservations required):

The Queen’s Park Stroll
Saturday, July 12 – 1:30 PM

Leaders: Legislative Assembly Staff
Start Point: Front steps of the Legislative Building, N of Queen’s Park Subway Station
Finish Point: East entrance of Legislative Building
Duration: Approx. 1.5 hours
Walk Difficulty: Easy walk over some small slopes and lawn

Discover the history of our provincial Legislative Building and the fascinating monuments that surround it. Free 30 minute tours of the interior of the Legislature are available before and after the tour of the grounds at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM. Call 416-325-7500 to enquire about interior tours.

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The University of Toronto – Downtown Campus
Sunday, July 13 – 11:00 AM

Leaders: University of Toronto Visitors Centre
Start Point: Nona Macdonald Visitors Centre, 25 King’s College Circle (S end of Knox College)
Finish Point: St. Michael’s College, Queen’s Park and Wellesley St
Duration: Approx. 1.5 hours
Walk Difficulty: Average walk, some stairs

The University of Toronto traces its roots back to King’s College, an Anglican college established in 1827. Explore the early history of Canada’s largest university and the eclectic collection of buildings that help illustrate its past.

Photo from the City of Toronto Archives, fonds 1568 file 1568 item 0089