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HistoricTO Tours

Explore the city with HistoricTO, a cultural experience connecting local communities to Toronto’s past, present and future through diverse perspectives. Join time-ticketed guided tours, enjoy outdoor performances and activities, or take a self-guided neighbourhood tour.


Staying connected to each other during these challenging times is more important now, than ever. Stories have the power to build connections when they are inclusive of all voices.

Experience Toronto’s many stories through the Awakenings program, a series of art projects created within Toronto History Museums by Black, Indigenous and artists of colour, operating under the principles of anti-oppression, anti-colonialism, and anti-racism.

Explore an unseen view. Awaken a new perspective. Join the conversation.
Learn more below and view the full Awakenings program on YouTube.

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Visitors are asked to reserve timed-entry tickets online in advance.

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Past, Present & Future

Meet us at the intersection of countless viewpoints of the city’s past, present and future.

Cupped hands holding many small blue beads; another hand reaching in to pick up one of the blue beads.

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Woman's face adorned with gold chains across checks from middle of forehead to behind both ears and a flower at temple

Luminary: Mary Ann Shadd

Futuristic artist rendering of a person set against a black space-like background, with white gauzy patterns and molecular structures floating about.

Superbloom: An Emancipation Story

Portrait of "Behind the Curtain" artist

Behind the Curtain

Person dancing in a sunlit gymnasium.

We Were Always Here