From the Green Ravines of Rosedale to the Glittering Towers of Yorkville

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    Philippa
    30 Sep 2015
    Clock 60min      Length2mi
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    Tourdescription About the audio tour

    Most Canadian cities are defined by hills and mountains, but Toronto has an upside-down quality. Its ravines are its hidden treasures, and you have to seek them out.

    On this walk, you'll cross over Rosedale Valley and wind your way into Yorkville, a neighbourhood with a lively history, now filled with chic boutiques and restaurants. You'll hear about the people who lived and worked in these neighbourhoods along the way, from musicians and artists, to soldiers, sheriffs, schoolgirls and wealthy financiers.

    Majorlandmarks Major Landmarks

    Rosedale Valley, Branksome Hall, Group of Seven Studio, Toronto Reference Library, Yorkville Fire Hall, Yorkville neighbourhood

    Startingpoint Directions to starting point

    Take the Bloor-Danforth subway to Sherbourne. The route starts at the intersection of Bloor and Sherbourne Streets.

    Tips Tips

    Places to stop along the way:

    The best places to eat are close to the end of the walk, and there are too many to list.

    Best time to walk:

    Morning, so that you can have lunch in Yorkville afterwards.

    Precautions:

    You will be crossing a few streets where there is no traffic light. Watch carefully for traffic. The route includes some stairs and gentle slopes.

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