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University of Toronto Tours

University of Toronto
One of Canada’s most prestigious universities, the University of Toronto is known to academics and scholars. But the downtown campus is also a top attraction for visitors to Toronto, who stroll its well-tended paths, check out the stately buildings, and wander through the leafy Philosopher’s Walk.

The Basics

With a history dating back to 1827, the University of Toronto—replete with sculptures, stone buildings, and lush green spaces—is a central feature of the bustling city. Most travelers happen upon the university while hanging out downtown, while some stop by on a hop-on hop-off bus tour or a small-group walking tour. If you’re in the mood for something spooky, a ghost-themed tour of the campus is a fun option.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Architecture fans appreciate the campus’s historic buildings, including Annesley Hall and Woodsworth College.
  • Get your bearings with a stop at the visitors center on King’s College Circle.
  • Stretch out on the big lawn of Front Campus, and take in the views of the CN Tower.

How to Get There
The most convenient way to get to the University of Toronto’s downtown (St. George) campus is by subway. Take the 1 line to the Museum stop, then walk along the west side of Queen’s Park, which borders the university. Alternatively, many hop-on hop-off bus tours stop at the Royal Ontario Museum, adjacent to campus.

When to Get There
Most travelers prefer to visit when the weather is pleasant, in late spring, summer, and early fall; Toronto winters are typically cold and quite snowy. The campus is busiest when students return to class in fall, and you’ll find fewer crowds in summer.

Visiting the Royal Ontario Museum

Just north of the University of Toronto’s St. George campus sits the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), one of Ontario’s premier art and culture institutions. Explore the ROM’s collection of more than 13 million objects showcased on four floors of gallery space. To save time at the entrance, prebook your ticket. Or, go on the third Monday of the month, when the museum offers free admission and late hours.
Address: 27 King's College Cir, Toronto, Ontario M5S, Canada
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6 Tours and Activities to Experience University of Toronto

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Toronto Bike Tour: The Essentials

Toronto Bike Tour: The Essentials

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This bike tour shows you both essential sights and hidden gems of Toronto, and the whole experience feels like you are on a casual ride with a local friend that loves telling stories. We even keep the groups sizes small for a more intimate, personalized experience. This intro tour covers awesome must-see spots - we ride along the Lake Ontario waterfront, past the CN Tower, through the University of Toronto, and down Graffiti Alley, home to almost a mile of murals and artworks where you'll want to snap lots of photos. We'll also visit Kensington Market, a bustling neighbourhood of ethnic food and vintage clothes shops! Everyone has been loving our Norco Scene bikes - they are super comfortable and so much fun to ride! A refreshing drink will be offered. If you've never taken a bike tour before, you are more than welcome. We stop every 10-15 min or so to hear local stories & info, check out public art, or snap photos. Join us to learn all about Toronto's multicultural success story!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Luxury Small-Group Toronto City Tour

Luxury Small-Group Toronto City Tour

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Discover the sights and sounds of downtown Toronto and beyond on this guided, 6-hour sightseeing tour. Visit some of the city’s most popular locations as well as a few hidden gems on an exciting, small-group adventure. See the iconic CN Tower and Rogers Centre, the Hockey Hall of Fame, Toronto City Hall, Queen’s Quay and the Harbourfront neighborhood, plus the historic Distillery District, multicultural Kensington Market, Chinatown, and much more. A local hotel pickup and drop-off are included on this comprehensive small-group tour.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$174.64
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University of Toronto Ghost Walking Tour

University of Toronto Ghost Walking Tour

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Follow a cloaked and lantern-carrying guide on this ghost walking tour of the University of Toronto. Rumored to be a haunted place, the campus’ grand architecture and tree-lined paths are filled with ghoulish history. Get spooked by restless spirits, secret chambers, and disturbing love stories.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Toronto: Book a Local Host

Toronto: Book a Local Host

Your local host will lead you off the tourist trail to discover the best kept secrets in Toronto that your guidebook doesn’t even know about. See the art hub and best hipster hangout of the city while learning about the history. Discover the unique personality of the city through the best food spots and peculiar shops loved by locals. Explore markets, where growers, butchers, and fishmongers display their best produce. Relax on one of the beaches and discover quirky buildings while you walk through some of the city’s coolest neighbourhoods. Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Must See Toronto With A Local Host

Must See Toronto With A Local Host

Your local host will lead you off the tourist trail to discover the best kept secrets in Toronto that your guidebook doesn’t even know about. See Toronto’s art hub and best hipster hangout of the city. Learn about the history of the city, and discover the unique personality of the city through the best food spots and peculiar shops loved by locals. Explore markets, where growers, butchers, and fishmongers display their best produce. Relax on one of the beaches and discover quirky buildings while you walk through some of the city’s coolest neighbourhoods. Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host who will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible so during the experience you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$122.95
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Guided Bicycle Tour - Midtown, Brickworks and Distillery District

Guided Bicycle Tour - Midtown, Brickworks and Distillery District

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Discover Toronto’s trendiest spots on a 3-hour bicycle tour that departs from a central downtown location. In addition to navigating the city’s best bike paths and alleyways, your guide offers little-known anecdotes and free time for photos at each stop on the itinerary. Highlights include Queen’s Park, the historic Distillery District, and two of the city’s hidden gems located in the lush Don Valley: Riverdale Farm and Evergreen Brickworks.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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