This run will take you to the sights that make Toronto unique! Starting on Spadina Avenue, one of the main streets through the downtown core. We’ll run through bustling Chinatown, which is right next to the charming Kensington Market. A fantastic multicultural and artistic hub and one of the most photographed areas of the city. It is mostly an outdoor market and has a variety of bohemian style restaurants, bars and shops with lots of graffiti artwork from local artists. We’ll then hit the Discovery District of Toronto, where a lot of scientific research hubs are located.
From here we’ll pass by Queen’s Park, where the Ontario Government buildings are located. Just around the corner is the University of Toronto campus, which encompasses an old style Romanesque and Gothic Revival type of architecture, very different from the majority of modern architecture that characterizes Toronto. We’ll also get a glimpse of trendy Yorkville, one of Canada’s most upscale shopping, residential and office districts. Here we’ll run past the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), the quirky Bata museum and see the Observatory building that was once a meteorological center during the Second World War and assisted air mail flights.
We’ll run down famous Yonge street and pass Dundas Square. The square, although much smaller, is often dubbed the ‘Times Square’ of Toronto, due to presence of large billboards and mass advertising. Here you’ll also see one of the busiest intersections in Canada. We’ll pass the highly photographed Toronto PanAm sign in front of the City Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario and finally we’ll visit Graffiti alley.