A natural gateway to Toronto's extensive network of ravines, wetlands and walking trails, for 100 years the "bricks that built Toronto" were manufactured at this former brickmaking factory . Today the once-contaminated industrial site has been restored and revitalized into one of the world's top 10 geotourism destinations as named by National Geographic. On this 45 minute tour we will explore the site's ecology and archaeology, see how derelict industrial buildings have found new purposes, and learn how cities can become more sustainable.
Jane is the founder of On the Town Tours in Toronto. Since 2013 they've offered an eclectic menu of public and private, walking and driving tours that highlight Toronto's history, architecture and culture. As a non-native, she's always been driven to understand how Toronto became the city it is today. She loves sharing her passion for the city's urban fabric and its treasures with visitors and curious residents alike. Come join her!
Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Greater Toronto Area with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.
The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Greater Toronto Area. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.
The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.
Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.
For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.
21 July 2021
I have lived in Toronto for most of my life. Have passed the brickworks and never knew what they did with it. Thank You. Most enjoyable.
21 July 2021
Faith 🏴🌅 M.
10 July 2021
A great tour with great sights, great information and a great location! Thank you!
Trish (from London) D.
09 July 2021
What an inspiring project repurposing former industrial land into an oasis of environmentally friendly peace and beauty. Thank you for this tour - it was a real treat.
Karl (Ontario, Canada) H.
04 July 2021
Great tour. Very knowledgeable. I learned a lot !