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Toronto is not what it first appears. Look below the surface, and you will see buried waterways, ancient cliffs, the world's largest ravine system, and centuries of waterfront transformations. Hidden Rivers Tours is led by a professional historian and is the only tour company in Toronto dedicated to sharing these subterranean stories. This is a pay-what-you-can walking tour. The TripAdvisor price is a booking fee and does not include a tip for your guide. The tour lasts 3 hours. *Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the tour's start time. We begin right on time.* This is a three-hour walking tour up and down many hills. Make sure to wear appropriate footwear, apply sunscreen, and hydrate. There will a stop en-route to purchase snacks and use the washroom.
We will meet by the pillars at the south entrance of Philosopher's Walk on Hoskin Ave. The closest subway stations are St. George and Museum. There is a path of grass just by the pillars. Your tour guide will be wearing a blue backpack.
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7/16/2020 - 6/21/2024
Monday - Sunday : 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Queen Victoria Statue
30/A, Nrupathunga Rd, Ambedkar Veedhi, Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001, India
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We'll walk the course of old Taddle Creek, now the Philosopher's Walk through U of T campus.
We'll talk about the Annex, the river that used to run through here, and all the notable Torontonians who have lived in this neighborhood.
The "Republic of Rathnelly" is a tight-knit community that seceded from Toronto to protest the building of the Spadina expressway.
We'll talk about the history of water in Toronto, how Toronto gets its water, and the city's impressive infrastructure for getting water from Lake Ontario to millions of residents.
Toronto has the largest ravine system of any city on Earth. We'll talk about the geology of the city, how it was formed after the last ice age 12,000 years ago, and how this ravine was nearly threatened by a highway.
We'll discuss the historic Casa Loma, one of Toronto's most unique attractions. We'll talk about Toronto's political history and the era of the "family compact" versus "responsible government".
12,000 years ago, all of downtown Toronto was underwater, with the shorefront elevated by giant glaciers. When the glaciers melted, the shoreline receded, and left behind enormous cliffs. We'll see the legacy of that geological history on the Baldwin Steps.
Before we had paved streets for cars, roads for horses used to cost money. At this stop, we'll also talk about the history of transit in Toronto.
Wychwood is a secluded, private, idyllic neighborhood modelled off the tiny towns of Oxfordshire, England. It's one of Toronto's best-kept secrets, and has been home to many iconic Toronto residents.
We'll explore this transit facility-turned-art barn.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
Product code: 408606P1