Toronto audio tour: Exploring the Financial District and City Halls

Exploring the Financial District and City Halls

Walking Tour

75 mins

About the Tour

Toronto has been an economic hub since the 1850s. Come take a journey through the heart of its Financial District. You will gain insight into the architectural and commercial evolution of Toronto, along with the innovations that enabled the construction of the modern high rise city. Learn about the buildings that helped change the face of Commerce in this ever-changing cityscape. Along Queen Street, we'll stop to view both Old and New City Halls, where we will deepen our understanding and appreciation of these important landmarks.

Tour Producer


Jane Herman

I'm the founder of On the Town Tours in Toronto. Since 2013 we've offered an eclectic menu of tours that highlight Toronto's history, architecture, and culture. 50% of Torontonians (including me) were not born here. As a non-native, I've always been driven to understand how Toronto became the city it is today. My curiousity and love of learning have led me to study our city's history, architecture and culture in a deep and serious way, and in turn share my passion for our urban fabric and its treasures with visitors and curious residents alike. Come join me!

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Major Landmarks

  • Brookfield Place

  • Hockey Hall of Fame

  • Toronto Dominion Centre

  • Commerce Court

  • Old City Hall

  • New City Hall

Directions to Starting Point

Start at the northeast corner of Yonge and Front. You should be facing the Bank of Montreal, now the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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Places to stop along the way

Hockey Hall of Fame; Marche, PATH, The Bay, Nathan Phillips Square/City Hall

Best time of day

The weekend is nicest if you prefer a quieter streetscape; this area is bustling Monday-Friday, 9:00-5:00.


This is a generally safe area, but always be alert and use common sense.


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Exploring the Financial District and City Halls