NEAT Walking Tours of Toronto

July 10, 2013 | Alyson

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Guess what? It might not rain this weekend! And even if it does, why not explore the city by taking a free walking tour of some of Toronto's oldest and prettiest neighbourhoods.

NEAT (Newcomers Explore and Appreciate Toronto) walking tours are a fun and free way to explore Toronto, learn about local cultures and neighbourhoods,  meet new people and develop new networks while enjoying the sights.

Corktown sign

Sign up for NEAT walking tours through or call CultureLink at 416-588-6288 extension 231. Walking tours take place rain or shine.

On Saturday July 13th at 1:00 p.m. you can join NEAT on a walk to discover the St. Lawrence Market area. Walkers are meeting at the south end of St. James Park (near King and Jarvis Streets).  Look for people wearing green. On Sunday July 14th  you can tour historic Cabbagetown and Corktown. Walkers are meeting at the entrance to Riverdale Farm at 201 Winchester Street at 10:30 a.m.

NEAT has some tips to follow if you are joining one of their walking tours:

  • Be on time or earlier so that the walk willl begin on time
  • Be prepared for the weather
  • Bring a water bottle and snack
  • Bring a camera
  • Have fun!

Heritage Toronto also offers walking tours of Toronto neighbourhoods. Heritage Toronto is a charitable agency and encourages tour participants to pay what they can to cover their costs.

You might also be interested in some of these books on walking and sight-seeing in the city:

Guidebook to contemporary architecture    Cabbagetown by Coopersmith     Toronto urban strolls      Cabbagetown in pictures