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Heritage Toronto walking tours this weekend: The Story of an Estate & Its Neighbourhood, and The Guild Inn Gardens

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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):

Spadina: The Story of an Estate & Its Neighbourhood
Saturday, September 6 – 1:30 PM

Leaders: Spadina Museum
Start Point: Main front gate of Spadina, 285 Spadina Rd, east of Casa Loma
Finish Point:
Same as start point

Approx. 1.5 hours

Walk Difficulty:
Some rough ground and slopes, average walk on sidewalks and grass

In 1866, James Austin built a new house on the foundations of an earlier Baldwin family home. Over the next 140 years Casa Loma was built and an expressway almost went under Austin’s house. Explore the grounds and neighbourhood of Austin’s estate on this outdoor tour.

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The Guild Inn Gardens
Sunday, September 7 – 1:30 PM

Leaders: John Harris
Start Point:
North garden of the Guild Inn, 201 Guildwood Parkway, halfway between Livingston Rd and Galloway Rd, S of Kingston Rd, Scarborough
Finish Point: Same as start point
Approx. 2 hours
Walk Difficulty: Walk on park grounds, some rough ground

Explore the grounds of this former estate and arts centre. Hear stories of its owners and resident artists and learn about the architectural artifacts from Toronto buildings that grace its gardens.

Spacing is pleased to be the promoting sponsor of the Heritage Toronto walking tours.

Photo by Sigma