Harbord Village, Church of St Stephen in the Fields

Harbord Village, Church of St Stephen in the Fields

WALK LEADER : Richard Longley

DATE : Saturday May 4, 2024

WALK START TIME : 1:00 p.m.

WALK END TIME : 3:30 p.m.

WALK START LOCATION : Outside Bathurst Subway, North of Bloor

WALK END LOCATION : Spadina and College (streetcars)


Journey with us through some of Toronto’s most dynamic neighbourhoods!

For this walk we will start with the Honest Ed’s/Mirvish Village Westbank development and the modernist Central Tech Art Centre then visit St. Stephen's in the Fields, where Rev Maggie Helwig reveals its history and social mission.

Moreover, we will wander north through Harbord Village to admire its Victorian and Edwardian architecture, and pause at the once vibrant Brunswick House.

Moving westward, we will pass Trinity St Paul's Church and the ancient Major Street erratic, heading towards Spadina and Bloor’s future skyscrapers.

Traveling south to Robert Street and Russell Street, each with its own historical significance, we will then observe Lord Lansdowne School’s unique midcentury architecture then explore the Daniels School of Architecture to note Amelia Earhart’s connection to the site.

Lastly, we will conclude at the Scott Mission, close to College and Spadina, gateway to Kensington Market and Chinatown’s culinary scene.

Join us to discover the stories and structures that shape this vibrant part of Toronto.

LANGUAGE : English


  • Advocacy and Politics
  • Architecture and Urban Planning
  • Arts and Culture
  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Food and Drinks
  • History and Places
  • Lived experiences and personal perspectives


  • Busy sidewalks
  • Indoor stops
  • Family-friendly walk
  • Walk leader will use audio amplification
  • Walk is in Toronto where public washrooms are scarce Suggest break before walk start