As part of its work to promote greater accessibility for all, the City of Toronto’s StrollTO program now offers translation into 104 languages through Google Translate, as well as free general admission to 10 Toronto History Museum sites. The City-led initiative offers free self-guided walking itineraries in more than 140 neighbourhoods across the city, with American Express Canada returning as Founding Sponsor.
StrollTO itineraries that include a free admission Toronto History Museum:
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.
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.
The City is committed to building inclusive initiatives and ensuring compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005. Residents requiring additional information about the accessibility of a point of interest/itinerary or who might like this information shared in an alternate format are asked to call StrollTO at 416-338-2786.
The descriptions for any and all points of interest relating to or directly describing Indigenous content are a very basic introduction to Indigenous placemaking and knowledge sharing. The City recognizes the enduring presence of Indigenous peoples and acknowledges it is not the knowledge keepers of this information.
StrollTO is produced by the City of Toronto in association with Founding Sponsor American Express Canada and in partnership with Destination Toronto. StrollTO was launched in 2020 as part of ShowLoveTO, a City of Toronto initiative to help Toronto recover and rebuild from the impacts of COVID-19.
“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. 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.”
– Mayor John Tory
“Get to know Toronto’s hidden neighbourhood gems with140 strolls now available across the city. Each stroll is built around a thriving main street in each neighbourhood, and highlights public art, green spaces, historic buildings and other points of interest.”
– Deputy Mayor Michael Thompson (Scarborough Centre), Chair of the Economic and Community Development committee
“We are proud to be a Founding Sponsor of StrollTO and help Torontonians celebrate the city’s vibrant, diverse neighbourhoods and small businesses. We hope residents will discover a new local favourite when exploring these neighbourhoods and show their love and support by shopping small.”
– Kerri-Ann Santaguida, Vice President and General Manager, Global Merchant & Network Services, American Express Canada
“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.”
– Scott Beck, President and CEO of Destination Toronto
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