Toronto, Ontario

Toronto Downtowner

This is a ‘runseeing’ tour of downtown Toronto, mainly on streets with good sidewalks. Starting at City Hall, where there’s a skating rink in the winter, head north along University to Queen’s Park. It is 1/2 mile around the park and there are some pleasant interior paths. The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is on the northern end of Queen’s Park. The it’s over to the University of Toronto, a lovely campus in the heart of the city with some beautiful older buildings. This tour takes you by some of the highlights, including the ‘philosopher’s walk’, Trinity College, University College, the Rotman School of Management, and the Roberts and Rare Books libraries. Exiting the university, head south to Dundas and by the Art Gallery of Ontario to end the run. To shorten the run, you can do less within the UofT campus, or lengthen it by running east to Yonge St., and then a few blocks south to see the Hockey Hall of Fame.


  • 8.5 km (5.3 miles)
  • 49m (160 feet)
  • City Hall (Queen St. & University)
  • Subway: St. Patrick