Toronto Culture Tours

WEST QUEEN WEST + OSSINGTO Art + Design District

SATURDAYS + OTHER DAYS as requested*

11 AM to 1:00 PM


$25/person or $45/two;   $250/group of 12 or more

GUIDE, Betty Ann Jordan

Cell 416-453-3120  Office 416-979-5704

11:00 AM MEET Gladstone Hotel lobby, 1214 Queen West, N.E. corner of Queen at Gladstone

11:00 – 11:30 AM TOUR Privileged-access visit to the funky, revamped historic Gladstone Hotel, with its changing arts exhibitions and 37 artist-designed guest rooms. Next up is a behind-the-scenes tour of the nearby and celebrated Drake Hotel, also dating from the late 1880s.

11:30 – 1:00 PM WALKABOUT An eclectic walking tour of the ever-evolving West Queen West + Ossington Art + Design District, declared one of the world’s top three cultural neighborhoods (Vogue 2014)


END POINT Queen West near Trinity Bellwoods Park

HIGHLIGHTS A blend of art, design, urbanism, local history and popular culture, enriched with anecdotes about the area and encounters with creative individuals

TOUR LEADER Betty Ann Jordan is a well-known arts commentator specializing in the Toronto cultural scene. Upon request, she leads custom walking tours of vibrant downtown neighborhoods. Through her company Art InSite tours (est. 1996,) Betty Ann provides insider access to innovative local artists, gallerists, curators, collectors, designers, artisans, indie boutique owners + food-and-drink mavens