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ArtworxTO Tours

Explore free self-guided public art walking tours today! We've partnered with Driftscape, local community artists and arts organizations to curate free public art tours all across the City. The tours include bonus media materials, artist interviews and features pieces from the City’s various divisions:  StreetARTorontoPercent for Public Art, and the Public Art & Monuments Collection.

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Installation in front of the night sky with tall buildings in the background

Mindshadows, ArtworxTO

Toronto-St. Paul's

Midtown

Come and experience this tour of public art around Midtown Toronto as part of ArtworxTO Tours. The tour will introduce you to some of the public art installed in and around the neighbourhood. You’ll see works that respond to specific sites, and works that aim to inject a bit of whimsy into the urban landscape. This Tour starts at Broadway Ave (near Yonge and Broadway) and ends at Mount Pleasant Rd and Davisville Ave. The Tour takes about one hour. See works such as Stargate, The Iron Horse and Mindshadows.

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A mural of different types of trees.

Paula Gonzalez and Na-Me-Res artists, Untitled (Ancestral Tree Spirits), ArtworxTO

St Clair West

Please join us on this tour of St Clair West as part of ArtworxTO Tours. The Tour starts at Tweedsmuir Ave near the St Clair West subway station and ends on Bathurst St, south of St Clair.  It takes about forty-five minutes. We’ll take you through the neighbourhood and tell you about some of the artwork that you see, and the artists that created them, including some extraordinary murals depicting the indigenous life in this area, and an ambitious work that brings new life to a traffic island, and even has its own soundtrack.

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Installation of large blue abstract figures in Corktown

Water Guardians, ArtworxTO

Toronto Centre

Corktown & Regent Park

Take this tour of public art in Corktown and Regent Park as a part of ArtworxTO Tours. We’ll visit a number of newer works, installed before the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Games, as well as other works in expected places, responding to these rapidly changing neighbourhoods.  This Tour starts at the northwest corner of Eastern Avenue and Sumach Street and finishes in Regent Park.  The tour takes about 45 minutes. Explore works such as "Water Guardians" and "No Shoes!"

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Mural on the side of a building with a person's arms upstretched wearing a tie, black dress and gloves

The Bathhouse Raids, ArtworxTO

Church Wellesley Village & St. James Town

Join us on this tour of public art in Church Wellesley Village and St. James Town as a part of ArtworxTO Tours. We will start at the corner of Church Street and McGill and finish a few blocks from there on Church Street just north of Wellesley. The tour will take around an hour to complete. You’ll discover epic murals such as "The Bathhouse Raids" and works like "Forest Walk" that bring nature into the city. Let’s go!

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Mural installation on the side of a light coloured building with a snake and lily pad

Massaga Lily, Artworx TO

Old Toronto

Take this tour of public art in Old Toronto as a part of ArtworxTO Tours. We’ll explore a variety of artworks that speak to the myriad histories, identities and experiences that overlap in this neighbourhood. The tour includes works such as "Monument to Multiculturism", "Garden Court" and "Massasauga Lily." This tour starts in front of Union Station, and finishes at Adelaide and Victoria Streets and takes about 60 minutes. We’ll take you through the neighbourhood and tell you about some of the artwork and sculptures that you see, and the artists that created them.

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Mural of diverse people holding or surrounded by small buildings

Giants of the Danforth, East End Arts

Toronto-Danforth

#EastEndLove curated by East End Arts

Starting at Broadview and Danforth, and travelling east, you will see a lot of #EastEndLove on display for this first route of our Local Discoveries walking tours. Along this route you’ll discover work that celebrates our connections to one another, to our neighbours, and how unstoppable we are as a force for collective good. This route is a great excuse to check out the new Danforth Bike Lanes as part of #DestinationDanforth. 

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Mural with a mix of landscape and graffiti words

The Seven Wonders of Chinatown East, East End Arts

Around the World – East End Arts


Taking our start at Danforth and Woodbine, this route sends us on a world tour through the east end. You’ll find murals celebrating the incredible diversity of global cultures that find their home in east Toronto, and all the food that goes along with them! Along this route you will find opportunities to contemplate the ways we are connected to the world beyond our own backyard. Note: Covers Ward 14 and 19. Please check route map. The tour is suited to biking, walking, TTC or a combination.

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