The Toronto Society of Architects is back for its fourth year bringing tours of Toronto's best buildings including many overlooked ones. The Toronto Architecture Tours offer the oppurtunity to get up close to some of the city's most remarkable architectural feats. Described by TSA Co-Chair Heather Dubbeldam as a "cultural renaissance," the city's building boom has brought new and inspiring structures and design to Toronto's once laggard architectural reputation.

Diamond Schmitt, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing ArtsFour Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, designed by Diamond Schmitt

Three different tours will reveal the built-form gems of three of the city's scenes, namely arts and performance, educational and culture, and towers. Providing a close up perspective with buildings like the Trump Tower, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts and the Royal Ontario Museum, organizers hope to showcase some of our most famous and recognizable works.

Trump, Talon International, Zeidler Partnership ArchitectsTrump International Hotel and Tower Toronto by Talon International

Building on the excitement of the City of Toronto's annual Doors Open Toronto event, the 2-hour walking tours will also encourage a sense of civic pride in some of the of Toronto's lesser known buildings like the Woodsworth College Residence's, Prudential Building and the Pachter Hall/Moose Factory Gallery.

ROM, Royal Ontario Museum, Daniel LibeskindRoyal Ontario Museum Micheal Lee-Chin Crystal designed by Daniel Libeskind, image by Miller Hare

Given all the excitement in our city and its architecture, Toronto seems to be in what TSA Executive Board Member, Kevin McIntosh calls its "architectural awakening." 

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