The Toronto Civic Center Tourist Scavenger Hunt is a 2.8 km / 1.7 mi self-guided walking tour with challenges along the way. It should take 2 hours to complete, and ends near the start location.
Click here for the Toronto Civic Center tourist scavenger hunt’s complete tour details, specifications, requirements, and city history. You’ll also find there the complete list of locations seen.
You will see
- Nathan Philips Square & City Hall
- Old City Hall
- Mackenzie House
- Textile Museum of Canada
- Campbell House
- Osgoode Hall
- Queen’s Park
- Yonge-Dundas Square
- Massey Hall
- Ed Mirvish Theatre
- Eaton Center
- And much more!
This scavenger hunt has a difficulty level of EASY.
The ideal group size is between 2 and 6 people – but is not restricted to this. Children are welcome and will enjoy most of the challenges.
After purchase, to begin your Toronto civic center walking tour, you will need to head to the Sheraton Center, 123 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2M9. This is the start location.
Once there, log in to this website and begin your hunt.
Alternatively, you can access “My Account” and follow the instructions there.
Never hesitate to contact us if you experience any difficulties.
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 toward 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 since 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.
Toronto civic center where you will find City Hall, the municipal court, and large squares. It is also the heart of the financial and business community.
This district was originally Chinatown (1870-1961). The Chinese population moved out in 1950 to the neighborhood now known as “Old Chinatown” which is to the west. This neighborhood was completely rased in 1955, despite protests, to make way for the new (actual) City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square, as well as other municipal buildings.
The old City Hall was already here since 1899.