history in motion

Toronto East
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Our first stop will be at the Distillery District, where you’ll learn how this abandoned industrial area became one of the trendiest destinations in Toronto. Then, heading east along Harbourfront we’ll make stops at some of the city’s best beaches: HTO Beach, Sugar Beach, Cherry Beach, and Leslie Beach. We will visit some highlights of the industrial area called the Portlands. See where tankers come through and unload their cargo; find out who Ned Hanlan was; look at an abandoned power generating station.

WHERE TO MEET 
97 Front St. West (see below for more details)

HOW LONG 
The tour is three hours, with stops along the way

WHAT YOU WILL SEE
Distillery District, HTO Beach, Sugar Beach, Cherry Beach, and Leslie Beach.

WHAT’S INCLUDED
Expert tour guide, comfortable hybrid city bikes if needed (see booking process), helmet, healthy energizing snacks, and small groups: maximum of 10 participants

PRICING
$30 + fee per adult 18+ (bring your own bike)
$50 + fee per adult 18+ bike included
 10% discount to groups of 4 people or more & youth prices available (see booking process for prices and requirements)

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WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:​

Healthy, energizing snacks.
A deeper understanding of Toronto’s past.
Great photo ops!
Good times!

What to bring with you:

Weather-appropriate clothing for cycling
Sunscreen and water
Good health
A sense of adventure
Curiosity

Additional Notes:

We will be travelling at a steady, but comfortable pace. It will be easy riding on flat terrain. You will see a lot of outstanding vistas.

SOME FUN FACT YOU COULD LEARN FROM OUR Toronto east TOUR

Did you know

The mouth of the Don River that emptied into Lake Ontario was moved almost 5 km west? The river was straightened and re-routed because of the marshlands at its delta.

Did you know

Fourteen street signs erected in 1985 designating the area as “The Beaches” were removed due to protests? Local residents insisted that they should be corrected to “The Beach”.

Did you know

Toronto has an outdoor “sail-in cinema”? You can watch movies projected onto a two-sided screen on a barge from either land OR water.

Here are some of the sites we’ll learn about on our journey east

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HTO Beach, Sugar Beach, Cherry Beach, and Leslie Beach. We will visit some highlights of the industrial area called the Portlands.

where we meet

We meet at 97 Front St. West, at the Southeast corner of Front St. and University Ave