The Last Borough - Walking Tour
Enjoy the neighbourliness of East York, Canada’s only borough before it joined with Toronto. Learn about its working class roots, the hardships from which residents forged a fierce community spirit, and how the area’s landmarks, such as Michael Garron Hospital and Cosburn United Church, are growing their legacies of public service.
This Heritage Toronto tour runs rain or shine and lasts approximately two hours. Please wear comfortable walking shoes 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.
This tour was developed and will be led by an emerging historian. Learn more about how Heritage Toronto is empowering the next generation of heritage advocates with our Emerging Historians Program.
You will not be able to join a tour group if you have not registered ahead of time through our website (see below).
If you share our passion for accessible and inclusive heritage programming, we invite you to make a donation 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
Please note that this walk is approximately 2.3 kilometres, mostly on city sidewalks and some non-paved urban parks.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
To register, visit: https://www.heritagetoronto.org/whats-on/the-last-borough-august-20/