Self-guided Toronto neighbourhood tours now available in 104 languages
TORONTO, June 30, 2022 – As part of its work to promote greater accessibility for all, the City of Toronto’s StrollTO program offers free self-guided walking itineraries in more than 140 neighbourhoods across the city. Thanks to American Express Canada returning as Founding Sponsor, StrollTO now offers translation into 104 languages through Google Translate, as well as free general admission to 10 Toronto History Museum sites.
“It’s great to see Toronto’s residents out and about, supporting local businesses and exploring all that our great city has to offer. I encourage visitors and lifelong Torontonians alike to take advantage of the StrollTO itineraries to learn more about our city’s unique neighbourhoods and their histories.,” said Mayor John Tory. “We’ve also worked to ensure free admission at all our Toronto History Museums and to include them as part of several StrollTO routes so that people can enjoy all that our city has to offer,” said Tory.
StrollTO itineraries that include a free admission Toronto History Museum:
- Colborne Lodge, High Park-Swansea itinerary
- Fort York, Niagara itinerary
- Gibson House, Willowdale West itinerary
- Mackenzie House, Church-Yonge Corridor itinerary
- Market Gallery, Waterfront Communities-The Island itinerary
- Montgomery’s Inn, Kingsway South itinerary
- Scarborough Museum, Bendale itinerary
- Spadina Museum, Casa Loma itinerary
- Todmorden Mills, Broadview North itinerary
- Zion School House, Hillcrest-Village (not in actual itinerary, but close proximity to locations)
Using the StrollTO itineraries, residents can become tourists in their own city as they stroll through Toronto’s unique neighbourhoods and support local businesses. Each StrollTO itinerary will highlight points of interest that are culturally and historically significant with a spotlight on Indigenous placemaking and equity-deserving groups.
“Created to encourage local exploration during the pandemic, StrollTO is an innovative and now evergreen initiative that we are thrilled to support and watch expand. With free general admission to 10 Toronto History museums being added to the 140 neighbourhoods featured, and with self-guided itineraries available in 104 languages, StrollTO is committed to reflecting the diversity of our city while also expanding access to visitors from around the world,” said Scott Beck, President and CEO of Destination Toronto.
Addressing equity and inclusion remains a key priority for the City, and by including 104 languages as part of the StrollTO program, a greater number of Torontonians will benefit from the guided walking tours. Free general admission to Toronto History Museums is another in a series of initiatives designed to improve accessibility to cultural spaces for Toronto residents announced earlier this year. More information is available on the City’s Toronto History Museums webpage.
All 140 itineraries can be accessed on the StrollTO website .
SOURCE City of Toronto