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.
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.
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.