Are you planning a visit to Toronto and Queen’s Park? Our self-guided walking tour around Queen’s Park takes you from the Royal Ontario Museum to the Ontario Legislative Assembly, through the University of Toronto and many monuments!
Solve challenges at every step to discover your next destination. Learn a little history as well as interesting facts about what surrounds you.
- Queen’s Park
- Ontario’s Legislative Assembly
- Royal Ontario Museum
- University of Toronto
- Victoria College
- Gardiner Museum
- Hart House
- Wycliffe College
- And much more!
One of us grew up in Toronto for 10 years. We have visited Toronto on business and pleasure many times.
- Place of Departure: in front of the Royal Conservatory of Music, 273 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1W2
- Distance: 3.4 km / 2.1 mi
- Duration: 2 – 3 hours
- Method: on foot
- A fully-charged smartphone with internet access (data plan, wifi is not enough).
- Bottle of water
- A local road map or tourist map
Toronto is located on the north shore of Lake Ontario, one of the 5 Great Lakes of North America.
This region has been inhabited for more than 10,000 years. It comprises deep ravines, urban forests, rivers and a large plateau that slopes towards the lake.
In 1793, the British Crown bought this area from the Mississaugas, the tribe that inhabited it, and established the town of York. York became the capital of Upper Canada afterward. The United States attacked York during the War of 1812.
In 1834, the village was renamed to City of Toronto. It became the capital of the province of Ontario when the Canadian Confederation was signed in 1867.
Toronto is by far the most populous city in the country with more than 2.7 million inhabitants in its 5 municipalities and almost 6 million in its metropolitan area. The metro area is usually called the GTA, or Greater Toronto Area. More than 50% of its population is a “visible” minority, that is, they are not white. Immigration has played an important role in the evolution and growth of this metropolis from very early on.
There are more than 160 languages spoken in the city, although English is the main language. These people come from over 200 distinct ethnic groups. Although there is an important “Chinatown” in Toronto, there are also several other ethnic areas such as Greektown, Little Portugal, Little Italy, and Corso Italia.
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