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9 Old Toronto Monuments to see while you’re here

9 old toronto monuments

Are you planning a trip to Toronto? It’s a beautiful city to visit in any season, for its architecture and its many parks. While developing our Old Toronto Tourist Scavenger Hunt, we identified many great Toronto monuments you should stop and admire.

We’ve limited our list to the downtown core and harbourfront areas, where our scavenger hunts are located.

9 Old Toronto Monuments

  1. 1927 monument to multiculturalismMonument to Multiculturalism
    • In front of Union Station is a Monument to Multiculturalism, designed by Francesco Perilli. It is the sculpture of a man in a globe with birds. This monument was unveiled on July 1, 1985, by the Mayor of the time, Arthur Eggleton. It was the 58th anniversary of Union Station, coinciding with Canada Day.
    • On the base of the monument are three charters of rights to which Canada adheres. However, it is often obstructed by food trucks and street vendors.
  2. Campsite Founding
    • In Simcoe Park is a monument called Campsite Founding, by Golden and Eichenberg. It was installed in 1994. It represents a long tent next to a pyramid fireplace.
  3. Triad
    • The Triad monument is located on Front Street near the Royal York. It was designed by Ted Bieler and installed in 1984.
  4. workers monumentMountain
    • Also in Simcoe Park, in front of the Campsite Founding, is Anish Kapoor’s Mountain monument made of aluminum, installed in 1995.
  5. Anonymity of Prevention
    • Also in Simcoe Park, along Front St, is a long monument honoring the numerous construction workers who’ve died in the line of work.
    • It was sculpted by Lo & Winkler and installed in 2000.
  6. Curtain Wall
    • Curtain Wall is a very large Trompe l’Oeil on the back side of the Gooderham Building, facing Berczy Park. It was designed by Derek Besant and installed in 1980.
  7. Between the Eyes
    • This very large monument made of steel resembles a rope bag holding 2 balls, bent in the center. It is located on Queens Quay at Yonge St and was designed by Richard Deacon.
  8. Salmon Run
    • Located in Bobby Rosenfeld Park between the CN Tower and Rogers Center is this circular fountain with many steel and granite salmons trying to make it upriver.
    • It was sculpted by Susan Schelle and installed in 1991.
  9. The AudienceThe Audience
    • A number of larger than life fans extend from the northwest corner of Rogers Center. It was installed in 1989 and designed by Michael Snow.

We invite you to try the Old Toronto Tourist Scavenger Hunt. It is a 2-3 hour, a self-guided walking tour that you do with your smartphone (how it works). You’ll come across most of these monuments and much more. Moreover, you’ll enjoy solving the various challenges at each step of the way while learning the history of Toronto.

The regular scavenger hunt is $35 for a group of up to 6 persons. There is an Explorer version as well for $45 – it’s longer and has more challenges.

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