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ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN WALKING TOURS

Focus on modern and new buildings and changing streetscapes

For groups or individuals

2 hours, rates on request

Art InSite incorporates architecture and design in all of our tours. We are architectural enthusiasts however, as opposed to specialists, hence our.

Historic Distillery District Explore the buildings and cultural venues of this national historic site, one of the largest and best-preserved industrial sites in North America; the focus is on architectural innovation in retrofitting and repurposing these spectacular industrial structures.

University of Toronto Downtown campus, with emphasis on new buildings by important international and Canadian architects (Sir Norm Foster, Thom Mayne & Morphosis, Diamond & Schmidt) placed in the context of key Victorian and modern buildings (University College, Hart House, Massey College).

Yorkville (Bloor & Avenue Road) Many fine art galleries and key museums, plus historic domestic architecture relating to early Toronto. Royal Ontario Museum wit new Crystal entrance pavilion by Daniel Liebeskind, Gardiner Museum, Heliconian Hall, Women’s Art Association, artist’s historic home and studio (premium visit), restaurant interiors

Downtown Toronto Architecture, Art & Design, historic, modern and contemporary, with emphasis on iconic buildings and spectacular interiors. Value-added visit to Design Exchange.

Grange, Dundas West, University Avenue Art Gallery of Ontario, newly transformed by Frank Gehry, Textile Museum, Ontario College of Art and Design (photogenic “tabletop” addition by Will Alsop), Much Music, galleries, Baldwin Street