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Toronto: Dark History Nighttime Walking Tour

1. Toronto: Dark History Nighttime Walking Tour

Ghosts, graveyards, hangings, and haunts. Hear some of the most spine-tingling ghost stories from the earliest days of Toronto. You will never look at the city in the same way again.  Choose between 4 unique tour options. After hearing about the ghostly encounters that took place in the area, your cloaked guide can walk you back to the start location, or leave you to enjoy a sleepless night in the city.  The Original Haunted Walk of Toronto (75-Minutes) Depart from the courtyard in front of the Hockey Hall of Fame to walk from the heart of the financial district into the old town. Listen to chilling tales and see a darker side to Toronto's history including haunted theaters, unsolved mysteries, and the terrifying encounters at Mackenzie House. The entrance fee to Mackenzie House is not included.  Campus Secrets and Spectres (75-Minutes) Discover the grand architecture and tree-lined paths of the University of Toronto downtown campus filled with a dark history and ghostly tales. Your tour guide will lead you through the haunted campus and the Ontario Legislative Assembly.  Spirits of the Distillery (75-Minutes) With tales of gruesome accidents, the world of whiskey-making, and War of 1812, you’ll quickly see why this is the area known as one of Toronto’s most haunted spots. Black Creek Pioneer Village (90-Minutes) Explore the supernatural side of Toronto’s historic pioneer village in the dark. Featuring some of the oldest buildings in the city, Black Creek Pioneer Village is the perfect, creepy backdrop for a night of spine-tingling ghost stories.

Toronto: 2-Hour Downtown Walking Tour

2. Toronto: 2-Hour Downtown Walking Tour

Take a journey through over 300 years of Toronto history, seeing how this city went from a small muddy frontier fort to becoming the cultural and financial capital of Canada. Choose to join a public tour or enjoy a private tour. This is the perfect tour for lovers of history, finance, and architecture. Walk in the footsteps of First Nation trading paths, Bay Street bankers, and the heart of the downtown quarter as you gaze up at the CN Tower. Some other highlights include Yonge-Dundas Square, Ed Mirvish Theater, Mackenzie House, City Hall, the Toronto Stock Exchange, Union Station, and much more. The tour ends at the world-famous St. Lawrence Market where you'll learn why Toronto got the nickname “Hogtown", just in time for lunch. After the tour, it's up to you to decide if you'll grab a peameal bacon sandwich, a Canadian specialty.

Toronto: Self-Guided Audio Tour

3. Toronto: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Welcome to the Toronto Self-Guided Audio Tour, your ultimate companion to explore the vibrant city of Toronto at your own pace, according to your preferences, and with the freedom and flexibility to delve into its rich tapestry of history, culture, and architectural wonders. With this innovative tour, you're empowered to navigate the city's iconic landmarks while immersing yourself in the stories, myths, and fascinating facts that make Toronto a must-visit destination. Embark on an adventure where you are the master of your journey, charting your course through Toronto's diverse neighborhoods, each brimming with its own distinct character and charm. Whether you're drawn to the towering skyscrapers of the Financial District, the artistic enclave of Kensington Market, or the serene beauty of Toronto's waterfront, this tour caters to your individual interests and curiosity. One of the greatest advantages of the Toronto Self-Guided Audio Tour is the unparalleled flexibility it offers. Say goodbye to rigid schedules and crowded tour buses—instead, embrace the freedom to explore Toronto's treasures at your leisure. Spend as much time as you desire at each attraction, savoring every moment and uncovering hidden gems that resonate with you. As you journey through Toronto's dynamic landscape, our meticulously curated audio guides will serve as your informative companions, providing engaging commentary on the city's landmarks, revealing intriguing anecdotes about its history and culture, and dispelling myths that have woven themselves into the fabric of Toronto's identity. Delve into the fascinating history of iconic landmarks such as the majestic CN Tower, where you'll learn about its engineering marvels and the role it has played in shaping Toronto's skyline. Explore the historic Distillery District, where tales of the city's industrial past intertwine with its vibrant arts scene. Learn more about the top 18 tourist attractions in Toronto. Its history, culture, myths, architecture, and other important facts are in this audio commentary which starts from the city's central station and then the itinerary gradually moves one by one. 1. Union Station 2. St. Lawrence Market 3. Distillery Historic District 4. Cathedral Church of St. James 5. Metropolitan United Church 6. St. Michael's Cathedral Basilica 7. Mackenzie House 8. Yonge-Dundas Square 9. CF Toronto Eaton Centre 10. Old Toronto City Hall 11. New Toronto City Hall 12. Nathan Phillips Square 13. Toronto Public Library, 14. Kensington Market 15. University of Toronto 16. Graffiti Alley 17. Fort York National Historic Site 18. High Park Whether you're a history buff, a culture enthusiast, or simply an intrepid traveler seeking to uncover the soul of a city, the Toronto Self-Guided Audio Tour promises an enriching experience that celebrates the spirit of exploration and the thrill of discovery, and set forth on an unforgettable journey through the heart of Toronto. Your adventure awaits.

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(126 reviews)

We were a small group and was nice to share stories. The guide was well informed and animated. Enjoyed the evening!

Just wonderful! And our guide, Lennie, was informative and fun to be with! We highly recommend this tour.

Fantastic tour even in the cold!! Very atmospheric Highly recommend

It was awesome and Mia was amazing and very knowledgeable!

Excellent guide. Well informed and kept us engaged