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Toronto: 'New York Times Journeys' Afternoon Arts Walking Tour with Food and Drink provided by Toronto Urban Adventures

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Toronto: 'New York Times Journeys' Afternoon Arts Walking Tour with Food and Drink

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 07/24/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Toronto: 'New York Times Journeys' Afternoon Arts Walking Tour with Food and Drink
All tours follow the latest local health authority advice, including mask usage and social distancing. Urban Adventures has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
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  • You'll start at
    Art Gallery of Ontario
    317 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5T 1G4, Canada
    SW corner of Dundas St W and McCaul Street, beside the Art Gallery of Ontario
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  • Pass by
    Ontario College of Art and Design
    Horseshoe Tavern
    Graffiti Alley
    West Queen West
    Trinity Bellwoods Park
    Sweaty Betty's
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    Toronto Urban Adventures
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    After the tour, you may want to check out some places for dinner, including the new restaurants that have popped up nearby on trendy Ossington Avenue, or neighborhood favorites like the Golden Turtle. Another memorable option is the historic Lakeview Restaurant, whose 1950s retro style has featured in many movies and TV shows, including the 2017 Academy Award-winning film 'The Shape of Water.'
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  • You'll end at
    501 Lower Ossington Ave
    501 Lower Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 2Y7, Canada
    Queen Street West and Ossington Street
    See address & details
Important Information
Departure Point
Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5T 1G4, Canada
Return Details
501 Lower Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 2Y7, Canada
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Snack of house-made seasonal specialties like sourdough bread and pickles
  • Small beer at the Horseshoe Tavern
  • Chalk spray and gloves provided
  • Off-menu drink specialty at Sweaty Betty’s
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Entry/Admission - Toronto Urban Adventures
  • Additional food and drinks not listed in the itinerary
  • Souvenirs and personal shopping
  • Tips/gratuity for your guide
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We can accommodate vegetarians and other dietary restrictions. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary requests.
  • Travellers under 19 years of age are not permitted to join this tour.
  • Note that Toronto ranges from hot and humid in summer months to strong windchills in the winter. Please dress for the weather.
  • For your New York Times Journeys/Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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AF1234 wrote a review Feb 2020
Toronto, Canada48 contributions37 helpful votes
I got a Groupon for a friend's birthday gift -- I wanted to go ahead and set the dates before giving it to her, but their website had no upcoming dates available. I reached out by email and phone, got an email response saying the dates would be posted in the next week. Two
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from JasonTourGuy, Owner at Toronto: 'New York Times Journeys' Afternoon Arts Walking Tour with Food and Drink
Responded Mar 2, 2020
Hello, and thanks for your review. I want to first apologize for the break in communication and not being in touch about the tour you wanted. Over the course of the winter we re-assess our tours and make adjustments to the schedule and the tour in particular you bought a Groupon for (Cool Toronto: Queen Street West) is one that we are not offering on a regular basis to the public going forward as it has seen to few bookings over the last year. When we spoke in the phone I had not yet made the final decision and there was a good chance that it would have been added to our schedule of public tours, but we will be offering it only as a private tour with a different cost. I should have advised you to request a refund right away, but I’m in the business of pleasing customers and not disappointing them. I’m very sorry that In this rare instance I was not able to get back to you in a timely manner about this change. This was entirely my fault. I have taken on a new operations manager so I won’t be a “one man show” when it comes to fielding customer inquiries any more and can promise this won’t happen again. Please feel free to reach out to me directly at as I would like to offer you something to make up for all this.
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alice and alan p wrote a review Oct 2019
Benicia, California5 contributions2 helpful votes
Tour with Jason Fun, educational , personal Learned lots about redevelopment, Canada’s relationship with First Nation, food, beer, life, art, urban wildlife Tour includes stop for beer or great coffee and fresh made donuts and restaurant for tasting and we ended up at Sweaty
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SarahsTrip wrote a review Jan 2019
1 contribution
This was a really great tour, with Jason leading us around the downtown area explaining the history of Toronto and Queen St W. Found out about some great places that will definitely make you feel 'in the know' when you take friends back there!
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Date of experience: January 2019
neilc wrote a review Jan 2019
2 contributions
Great walking tour, got to see a lot of the city and learn about the history of Toronto's neighborhoods as they've changed over the years. Cool stops at local shops and restaurants and great storytelling by Jason, who's passionate about his city and knows it all!
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Date of experience: January 2019
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  • Duration: 4h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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