Self-guided Neighbourhood Tours

Get outside, get active and get to know Toronto’s neighbourhood hidden gems! 140 strolls are now available across the city and are built around thriving main streets within each neighbourhood—highlighting points of interest such as attractions, public art, green spaces and historic buildings.

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StrollTO: Guided Walks

Explore Toronto neighbourhoods through StrollTO Guided Walks. On select weekend dates in September and October, join guided walks and discover the diverse histories and cultural significance behind neighbourhood landmarks and attractions. Walks will highlight points of interest off the beaten path and showcase Toronto’s hidden gems and stories.

Tracing Toronto’s Footsteps

In this free self-guided walk, encounter sites of Indigenous heritage, learn about Toronto’s role in Confederation and hear stories of newcomer communities that shaped the city. From Chief Wabakinine to Jean Lumb to George Brown, uncover Toronto’s people and places. Tracing Toronto’s Footsteps is created in partnership with Heritage Toronto.

Soundtracks of the City

From global superstars to local favourites and ones to watch, the Soundtracks of the City playlists all feature artists who have called Toronto home. Whether it’s a lyric about the neighbourhood, an artist representing a cultural community, or a tie-in to the StrollTO itinerary itself, all the music reflects connections to an individual ward or the city as a whole.

Music was chosen based on an artist’s Spotify presence and each song’s broad appeal, as well as its associations with the cultures, languages and ethnicities that reflect Toronto’s neighborhoods and diverse music scene. Soundtracks of the City combines 425 songs that feature more than 500 different local artists or acts, showcasing songs in 23 different languages. Browse below for Soundtracks of the City playlists by ward and listen as you stroll.

Poems for Your Path

Artists from various disciplines add art and poetry to the city’s architecture and landscapes. Messages of strength, hope and resilience are displayed throughout the city in the form of text-based visual art installations. Browse below to find their locations.

Explore Beaches-East York

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Poems for Your Path art activation by artist Hiba Abdallah at Beaches-East York.
Photo Credit: Andrew Williamson

Location: Toronto Public Library – Beaches Branch, 2161 Queen St. E.

Artist: Hiba Abdallah

Hiba Abdallah is an artist who explores the structural legacies and futures of cities by researching the intersections of collaboration, communication, and difference as productive frameworks for re-imagining public agency. Declarations for a Different Future, Part 2 is a series of statements, reflections and propositions on how to be in the world, together.

Explore Davenport

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Poems for Your Path artwork at the Toronto Public Library - Dufferin/St. Clair Branch
Photo Credit: Andrew Williamson

Location: Toronto Public Library – Dufferin/St. Clair Branch, 1625 Dufferin St.

Artist: Women Paint

Women and non-binary artists created five pieces of art encouraging self love and kindness. Colour and natural imagery inspire a hopeful sense of connection and mental elevation.

Poems and artwork by Bareket Kezwer, Jacquie Comrie, Shawna Howe, and the Neighbourhood Love Collective—Bareket, Natalie Very B., Julii McMillan and Juila Prajza. Curated by Bareket.

Explore Don Valley East

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Poems for Your Path artwork by Kate Nankervis at Toronto Public Library - Don Mills Branch
Photo Credit: Andrew Williamson

Location: Toronto Public Library – Don Mills Branch, 888 Lawrence Ave. E.

Artist: Kate Nankervis

Kate Nankervis is an artist, producer and curator. Embodied in the rhythms, shape and wisdom of their dances, five dancers write to inspire, take action and ground us in poetry.

Poems by Cotee Harper, Jaz Fairy J, Viv Moore, Nithya Garg, The Cyborg Circus Project’s Shay Erlich and Jenna Roy. Artwork by Francesca Chudnoff and curated by Kate Nankervis.

Explore Don Valley North

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Poems for Your Path artwork by Women Paint
Photo Credit: Andrew Williamson

Location: Toronto Public Library – Bayview Branch, 2901 Bayview Ave.

Artist: Women Paint

Women and non-binary artists created five pieces of art encouraging self love and kindness. Colour and natural imagery inspire a hopeful sense of connection and mental elevation.

Poems and artwork by Bareket Kezwer, Jacquie Comrie, Shawna Howe, and the Neighbourhood Love Collective—Bareket, Natalie Very B., Julii McMillan and Juila Prajza. Curated by Bareket.

Explore Don Valley West

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Poems for Your Path by artist Hiba Abdallah at Toronto Public Library - Mount Pleasant Branch
Photo Credit: Andrew Williamson

Location: Toronto Public Library – Mount Pleasant Branch, 599 Mt. Pleasant Rd.

Artist: Hiba Abdallah

Hiba Abdallah is an artist who explores the structural legacies and futures of cities by researching the intersections of collaboration, communication, and difference as productive frameworks for re-imagining public agency. Declarations for a Different Future, Part 2 is a series of statements, reflections and propositions on how to be in the world, together.

 

Explore Eglinton-Lawrence

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Poems for your Path art by Mark Reinhart, Forest Hill Library
Photo Credit: Scott Seetoo

Location: Toronto Public Library – Forest Hill Branch, 700 Eglinton Ave. W.

Artist: Mark Reinhart

Reinhart is an interdisciplinary artist and curator. His work, collaborations, and partnerships are curious about the liberating structures that build space and stage for ways of thinking and communicating to be built up, torn down, and investigated, employing compassionate and mischievous practices.

Explore Etobicoke Centre

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Poems for your Path art by Hiba Abdallah, Montgomery's Inn
Photo Credit: Andrew Williamson

Location: Montgomery’s Inn, 4709 Dundas St .W.

Artist: Hiba Abdallah*

Hiba Abdallah is an artist who explores the structural legacies and futures of cities by researching the intersections of collaboration, communication, and difference as productive frameworks for re-imagining public agency. Declarations for a Different Future, Part 2 is a series of statements, reflections and propositions on how to be in the world, together.

Explore Etobicoke-Lakeshore

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Poems for Your Path artwork by artist Mark Reinhart on the exterior walls of the Toronto Public Library - New Toronto Branch
Photo Credit: Andrew Williamson

Location: Toronto Public Library – New Toronto Branch, 110 Eleventh St.

Artist: Mark Reinhart

Reinhart is an interdisciplinary artist and curator. His work, collaborations, and partnerships are curious about the liberating structures that build space and stage for ways of thinking and communicating to be built up, torn down, and investigated, employing compassionate and mischievous practices.

Explore Etobicoke North

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Poems for Your Path artwork by Mark Reinhert on the exterior walls of the Thistletown Multi-Service Centre
Photo Credit: Andrew Williamson

Location: Thistletown Multi-Service Centre, 925 Albion Rd.

Artist: Mark Reinhart

Reinhart is an interdisciplinary artist and curator. His work, collaborations, and partnerships are curious about the liberating structures that build space and stage for ways of thinking and communicating to be built up, torn down, and investigated, employing compassionate and mischievous practices.

Explore Humber River-Black Creek

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Poems for Your Path artwork on the exterior walls of the Gord and Irene Risk Community Centre in North York
Photo Credit: Andrew Williamson

Location: Gord and Irene Risk Community Centre, 2650 Finch Ave. W.

Artist: Randell Adjei

Randell Adjei is an Author, Inspirational Speaker, Arts Educator and Community Leader and the founder of one of Toronto’s largest and longest running youth led initiatives – Reaching Intelligent Souls Everywhere (R.I.S.E Edutainment).

His poems are words of wisdom with the intention of making the lives of those who engage with them inspired to be their best selves, transforming their pain to power.

Poems by Randell Adjei, designed by Mark Stoddart and Quentin VerCetty.

Explore Parkdale-High Park

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Poems for Your Path artwork at the Toronto Public Library - Runnymede Branch
Photo Credit: Andrew Williamson

Location: Toronto Public Library – Runnymede Branch, 2178 Bloor St. W.

Artist: Kate Nankervis

Kate Nankervis is an artist, producer and curator. Embodied in the rhythms, shape and wisdom of their dances, five dancers write to inspire, take action and ground us in poetry.

Poems by Cotee Harper, Jaz Fairy J, Viv Moore, Nithya Garg, The Cyborg Circus Project’s Shay Erlich and Jenna Roy. Artwork by Francesca Chudnoff and curated by Kate Nankervis.

Explore Scarborough-Agincourt

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Banner with text of a poem hung against a chain link fence with outdoor basketball court in the background
Photo credit: Scott Seetoo

Location: Glendower Tower Residences, 2821 Birchmount Rd.

Artist: Randell Adjei*

Randell Adjei is an Author, Inspirational Speaker, Arts Educator and Community Leader and the founder of one of Toronto’s largest and longest running youth led initiatives – Reaching Intelligent Souls Everywhere (R.I.S.E Edutainment).

His poems are words of wisdom with the intention of making the lives of those who engage with them inspired to be their best selves, transforming their pain to power.

Poems by Randell Adjei, designed by Mark Stoddart and Quentin VerCetty.

* Artwork photography coming soon.

Explore Scarborough Centre

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"We are building a kaleidoscope future together" written in colourful letters on the exterior of the Toronto Public Library, McGregor Park Branch
Photo Credit: Andrew Williamson

Location: Toronto Public Library – McGregor Park Branch, 2219 Lawrence Ave. E.

Artist: Mark Reinhart

Reinhart is an interdisciplinary artist and curator. His work, collaborations, and partnerships are curious about the liberating structures that build space and stage for ways of thinking and communicating to be built up, torn down, and investigated, employing compassionate and mischievous practices.

Explore Scarborough-Guildwood

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Poems for your Path art by Randell Adjei, Boys and Girls Club of East Scarborough
Photo Credit: Scott Seetoo

Location: Boys and Girls Club of East Scarborough, 100 Galloway Rd.

Artist: Randell Adjei

Randell Adjei is an Author, Inspirational Speaker, Arts Educator and Community Leader and the founder of one of Toronto’s largest and longest running youth led initiatives – Reaching Intelligent Souls Everywhere (R.I.S.E Edutainment).

His poems are words of wisdom with the intention of making the lives of those who engage with them inspired to be their best selves, transforming their pain to power.

Poems by Randell Adjei, designed by Mark Stoddart and Quentin VerCetty.

Explore Scarborough North

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Poems for Your Path artwork by Randell Adjei, Agincourt Recreation Centre
Photo Credit: Scott Seetoo

Location: Agincourt Recreation Centre, 31 Glen Watford Dr.

Artist: Randell Adjei

Randell Adjei is an Author, Inspirational Speaker, Arts Educator and Community Leader and the founder of one of Toronto’s largest and longest running youth led initiatives – Reaching Intelligent Souls Everywhere (R.I.S.E Edutainment).

His poems are words of wisdom with the intention of making the lives of those who engage with them inspired to be their best selves, transforming their pain to power.

Poems by Randell Adjei, designed by Mark Stoddart and Quentin VerCetty.

Explore Scarborough-Rouge Park

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Artwork by Kate Nankervis on the exterior walls of the Toronto Public Library - Port Union Branch/Port Union Community Recreation Centre
Photo Credit: Andrew Williamson

Location: Toronto Public Library – Port Union Branch/Port Union Community Recreation Centre, 5450 Lawrence Ave.

Artist: Kate Nankervis

Kate Nankervis is an artist, producer and curator. Embodied in the rhythms, shape and wisdom of their dances, five dancers write to inspire, take action and ground us in poetry.

Poems by Cotee Harper, Jaz Fairy J, Viv Moore, Nithya Garg, The Cyborg Circus Project’s Shay Erlich and Jenna Roy. Artwork by Francesca Chudnoff and curated by Kate Nankervis.

Explore Scarborough Southwest

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Poems for your Path art by Kate Nankervis, Oakridge Park,
Photo Credit: Andrew Williamson

Location: Oakridge Park, 3459 Danforth Ave.

Artist: Kate Nankervis*

Kate Nankervis is an artist, producer and curator. Embodied in the rhythms, shape and wisdom of their dances, five dancers write to inspire, take action and ground us in poetry.

Poems by Cotee Harper, Jaz Fairy J, Viv Moore, Nithya Garg, The Cyborg Circus Project’s Shay Erlich and Jenna Roy. Artwork by Francesca Chudnoff and curated by Kate Nankervis.

Explore Spadina-Fort York

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Artwork by artist Women Paint at the Toronto Public Library - Fort York Branch
Photo Credit: Andrew Williamson

Location: Toronto Public Library – Fort York Branch, 190 Fort York Blvd.

Artist: Women Paint

Women and non-binary artists created five pieces of art encouraging self love and kindness. Colour and natural imagery inspire a hopeful sense of connection and mental elevation.

Poems and artwork by Bareket Kezwer, Jacquie Comrie, Shawna Howe, and the Neighbourhood Love Collective—Bareket, Natalie Very B., Julii McMillan and Juila Prajza. Curated by Bareket.

Explore Toronto Centre

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Poems for your Path art by Randell Adjei, Mackenzie House
Photo Credit: Andrew Williamson

Location: Mackenzie House, 82 Bond St.

Artist: Randell Adjei*

Randell Adjei is an Author, Inspirational Speaker, Arts Educator and Community Leader and the founder of one of Toronto’s largest and longest running youth led initiatives – Reaching Intelligent Souls Everywhere (R.I.S.E Edutainment).

His poems are words of wisdom with the intention of making the lives of those who engage with them inspired to be their best selves, transforming their pain to power.

Poems by Randell Adjei, designed by Mark Stoddart and Quentin VerCetty.

Explore Toronto Danforth

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Poems for your Path art by Hiba Abdallah, Gerrard/Ashdale Library
Photo Credit: Andrew Williamson

Location: Toronto Public Library – Gerrard/Ashdale Branch, 1432 Gerrard St. E.

Artist: Hiba Abdallah*

Hiba Abdallah is an artist who explores the structural legacies and futures of cities by researching the intersections of collaboration, communication, and difference as productive frameworks for re-imagining public agency. Declarations for a Different Future, Part 2 is a series of statements, reflections and propositions on how to be in the world, together.

Explore Toronto-St. Paul’s

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Poems for your Path art by Women Paint, Spadina Museum
Photo Credit: Andrew Williamson

Location: Spadina Museum, 285 Spadina Rd.

Artist: Women Paint*

Women and non-binary artists created five pieces of art encouraging self love and kindness. Colour and natural imagery inspire a hopeful sense of connection and mental elevation.

Poems and artwork by Bareket Kezwer, Jacquie Comrie, Shawna Howe, and the Neighbourhood Love Collective—Bareket, Natalie Very B., Julii McMillan and Juila Prajza. Curated by Bareket.

Explore University-Rosedale

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Poems for your Path art by Hiba Abdallah, Lilian H. Smith Library
Photo Credit: Scott Seetoo

Location: Toronto Public Library -​ Lilian H. Smith Branch, 239 College St.

Artist: Hiba Abdallah

Hiba Abdallah is an artist who explores the structural legacies and futures of cities by researching the intersections of collaboration, communication, and difference as productive frameworks for re-imagining public agency. Declarations for a Different Future, Part 2 is a series of statements, reflections and propositions on how to be in the world, together.

Explore Willowdale

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Poems for your Path art by Women Paint, Gibson House
Photo Credit: Andrew Williamson

Location: Gibson House Museum, 5172 Yonge St.

Artist: Women Paint*

Women and non-binary artists created five pieces of art encouraging self love and kindness. Colour and natural imagery inspire a hopeful sense of connection and mental elevation.

Poems and artwork by Bareket Kezwer, Jacquie Comrie, Shawna Howe, and the Neighbourhood Love Collective—Bareket, Natalie Very B., Julii McMillan and Juila Prajza. Curated by Bareket.

Explore York Centre

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"We are the people of this neighbourhood" written in colourful letters on the exterior of the Toronto Public Library.
Photo Credit: Andrew Williamson

Location: Toronto Public Library – Downsview Branch, 2793 Keele St.

Artist: Mark Reinhart

Reinhart is an interdisciplinary artist and curator. His work, collaborations, and partnerships are curious about the liberating structures that build space and stage for ways of thinking and communicating to be built up, torn down, and investigated, employing compassionate and mischievous practices.

Explore York South-Weston

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Artwork by artist Kate Nankervis, on the Toronto Public Library - Mount Dennis Branch
Photo Credit: Andrew Williamson

Location: Toronto Public Library – Mount Dennis Branch, 1123 Weston Rd.

Artist: Kate Nankervis

Kate Nankervis is an artist, producer and curator. Embodied in the rhythms, shape and wisdom of their dances, five dancers write to inspire, take action and ground us in poetry.

Poems by Cotee Harper, Jaz Fairy J, Viv Moore, Nithya Garg, The Cyborg Circus Project’s Shay Erlich and Jenna Roy. Artwork by Francesca Chudnoff and curated by Kate Nankervis.

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