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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

ON-FOOT: West Queen West Tour

Architecture Digital & new media History & heritage Photography Tour
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Toronto, ON



Offered in English, French, and Mandarin.


The ON-FOOT Mobile App offers fully immersive walking tours with rich interactive media, augmented and virtual reality, and striking audio-visual.

Identify nearby hotspots and choose your route from the interactive map. Listen to audio stories and peer into the past through historical galleries. Watch the environment come to life before your eyes and explore mysteries through augmented reality. Let virtual tours open the doors of locked and long-forgotten buildings. Then take an interactive selfie and share the experience with your friends!

The West Queen West tour explores the neighbourhood’s radical transformation and rich history over the past 40 years through the extensive photographic works of award-winning local street photographers Patrick Cummins and Ivaan Kotulsky, with historical context by acclaimed journalist and local resident Garvia Bailey.

Featuring 15+ captivating stories, more than 50 photos documenting the neighbourhood’s landscape and residents over decades, and historical reference images from the Toronto Archives and Toronto Public Library.

Tour includes: GPS guidance, audio narration, historical image galleries, award-winning photography, musical score by Blitz // Berlin.

2.2 km

90 minutes



ON-FOOT / Pop Sandbox

Pop Sandbox is an award-winning multimedia production company. A boutique operation centered on innovative storytelling across platforms, Pop Sandbox drives original projects from concept through production to market. Pop Sandbox brings together top practitioners from a variety of disciplines in a creative environment that fosters innovation in both content and form, resulting in strong track record of developing groundbreaking non-fiction properties.


Alison Migneault