News Release
September 16, 2021

StrollTO, a City-led ShowLoveTO initiative that offers self-guided walking itineraries in 140 neighbourhoods across the city is now available. In addition, eight new guided in-person neighbourhood walks start this weekend in select neighbourhoods, in partnership with local community groups and experts.

StrollTO provides a way for residents to get outside and get to know their neighbourhoods. The 140 unique, self-guided walking itineraries were created in partnership with First Story and Heritage Toronto and showcase Toronto’s hidden gems and stories.

StrollTO self-guided walking itineraries can be accessed and guided walks can be registered for at

Additional StrollTO neighbourhood activations include NoVacancy, Poems for Your Path and Soundtracks of the City.

NoVacancy transforms main street storefronts into art activations by arts and cultural organizations, artists and businesses.

Poems for Your Path feature messages of strength, hope and resilience in the form of text-based visual art installations that can be found in each of the city’s 25 wards.

Soundtracks of the City are playlists that feature global superstars and local favourites who have called Toronto home. The playlists include 425 songs that feature more than 500 local artists or acts, and showcase songs in 23 different languages.

StrollTO is produced by the City of Toronto in association with Founding Sponsor American Express and with funding from the Government of Ontario. StrollTO, in partnership with Destination Toronto, is sponsored by The Carpenters Union Local 27.

ShowLoveTO has been designed with guidance from Toronto Public Health to provide a safer environment for participants. ShowLoveTO, in association with Founding Sponsor American Express and in partnership with Destination Toronto, was launched on September 14 to inspire local tourism, foster community engagement, support local businesses and encourage economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition to StrollTO, ShowLoveTO City-led initiatives this fall include ActiveArtsTO, BigArtTO, CaféTO, DineTOgether, HistoricTO, and more.

More information about ShowLoveTO is available at

ShowLoveTO is produced by the City of Toronto in association with Founding Sponsor American Express and in partnership with Destination Toronto. ShowLoveTO programs are funded by the Government of Ontario and sponsored by The Carpenters Union Local 27, Toronto Regional Real Estate Board, Oxford Properties, Downtown AutoGroup and Equinix. ShowLoveTO programs would not be possible without the support of OCAD University, AVA Animation & Visual Arts Inc. and media partners Bell Media and Rogers Sports and Media.


“ShowLoveTO offers immersive and engaging activities in every neighbourhood across the city to encourage Torontonians to reconnect with their communities, local businesses and neighbours. Let’s explore our neighbourhoods and show our love for Toronto.”

– Mayor John Tory

“I invite you to take advantage of StrollTO’s 140 self-guided itineraries to get outside and discover Toronto’s neighbourhoods. Each itinerary highlights the unique character of its featured neighbourhood, leading you to rediscover old favourites and uncover new gems.”

– Deputy Mayor Michael Thompson (Scarborough Centre), Chair of the Economic and Community Development committee

We are excited to collaborate with the City on ShowLoveTO and initiatives like StrollTO, and we encourage all Torontonians to reconnect and explore the unique neighbourhoods and small businesses that make this city so vibrant.”

– Kerri-Ann Santaguida, Vice President and General Manager, Merchant Services, American Express Canada

Toronto is home to more than 2.9 million people whose diversity and experiences make this great city Canada’s leading economic engine and one of the world’s most diverse and livable cities. As the fourth largest city in North America, Toronto is a global leader in technology, finance, film, music, culture and innovation, and consistently places at the top of international rankings due to investments championed by its government, residents and businesses. For more information visit the City’s website or follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

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