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.
Rosedale Valley, Branksome Hall, Group of Seven Studio, Toronto Reference Library, Yorkville Fire Hall, Yorkville neighbourhood
Take the Bloor-Danforth subway to Sherbourne. The route starts at the intersection of Bloor and Sherbourne Streets.
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 of day:
Morning, so that you can have lunch in Yorkville afterwards.
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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