Pedaling the Parks- Cycling Tour

Get on your bike for this exploration of our city’s waterfront heritage. Enjoy a leisurely cycle along the shoreline –experiencing the parks, beaches, and landmarks that span Toronto’s lakeside trails – while learning how Lake Ontario has shaped our city through the major moments in our history that played out here.

Cycling Tour Information

This Heritage Toronto tour runs rain or shine and lasts approximately two hours. Please wear comfortable clothing for cycling and consider bringing sunscreen and water to make your tour as enjoyable as possible.

This tour relies on a loudspeaker sound system. For over 25 years, our goal has been to share Toronto’s history and showcase its architecture, spaces, communities and cultures with as many people as possible. We continue this commitment by providing these accessible tours and ask you to support this work by making a donation when you register, or on the tour. Charitable tax receipts will be issued for donations of $20 or more.

This tour was developed by an emerging historian. Learn more about how Heritage Toronto is empowering the next generation of heritage advocates with our Emerging Historians Program.

Registration Required

You will not be able to join a tour group if you have not registered ahead of time through our website (see below).

Donations Encouraged

If you share our passion for accessible and inclusive heritage programming, we invite you to make a donation with your free registration to help fund one of our next walks. Tour volunteers are equipped to accept both cash and contactless donations, and gifts of $20+ will receive a charitable tax receipt.

Tour Distance and Accessibility

The tour route is approximately 7 kilometres via bicycle along the Martin Goodman Trail. The trail is fairly flat with few hills.

Please note this is a cycling tour that will take place along public cycling paths. Participants will need to bring a bicycle to participate. In the interests of safety, we ask all participants to please wear a helmet during cycling tours.

We ask for your help and patience in making the experience as safe as possible for everyone. All in-person events will follow Toronto Public Health guidelines and Heritage Toronto safety measures. Heritage Toronto tours take place outside. All participants are welcome and encouraged to wear a mask. Masks will be available upon request.

If you have any questions prior to the tour, please contact us at

To register, visit:

Pedaling the Parks- Cycling Tour

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