Some Of Our Frequently
Asked Questions

What Forms Do Students Have To Sign?

Every student must sign our waiver and give it to their guide the day of the tour. The waiver will be provided to teachers at time of booking.

Do You Offer Discounts For Under-Resourced Schools?

Yes! Please contact us at (416) 477-7970, or contact@walkto.tours to inquire about our reduced rates.

How Do I Make A Reservation?

To book a walk for your class use this form or contact us at (416) 477-7970, or contact@walkto.tours. Please provide us with the date you’d like, the name of the tour and the number of students you are booking for. For maximum efficiency, please include a second-choice date.

How Far Ahead Do I Have To Book?

While we do our best to accommodate every request, for larger groups the more lead-time the better. If you can give us a month’s notice that’s ideal. However, we can usually find a date that will work for you, even at the last minute.

Deposit, Payment, And Cancellation

A 25% deposit is required to secure your booking, with the balance due TWO WEEKS after the date of the walk. Payment can be made by cheque, etransfer or credit card. Please contact us at (416) 477-7970, or contact@walkto.tours to make payment. Tours must be cancelled 14 days before the walk to receive a deposit refund.

Do Your Tours Meet Curriculum Requirements?

Yes. We’ve worked hard to make sure that each and every one of our tours clearly touches on the topics you need to teach. Founded by a teacher, our walks are developed to hit key parts of the Ontario curriculum. Our guides have been instructed in the finer points of inquiry-based learning. Your students will be called upon to be active participants in the Walk T.O. experience, helping them better absorb the content of our walks.

Will There Be A Place For Students To Eat?

Definitely. All of our tours end near several restaurant options, from fast food, to local delicacies. As well, our tours usually have a park within walking distance for students who wish to eat a lunch they brought with them in a quieter setting.

What Time Do Tours Start?

Our tours usually start between 9am and 10:30am. Your exact tour start time will be confirmed at time of booking. Due to the nature of Toronto traffic, we advise you to aim to arrive 15 minutes prior to your tour start time.

What If The Weather Is Bad, Like Really Bad?

Walk T.O.’s tours run rain, snow, or shine. Tours will be cancelled if there is a severe/inclement weather warnings or alert issued in the walk area on the morning of the tour.

Are Your Tours Accessible To Disabled Students?

Yes. All our tours can be completed by students with physical disabilities. Please let us know so we can adjust tour routes as needed.

How Will I Find My Guide?

Don’t worry, your guide will find you! Our guides will be wearing a Walk T.O. toque, cap and button. And we’ll give you their contact info so you can reach one another on the ground the day of the tour.

When I Meet My Guide, What Should I Tell Them?

While our guides will prep you for the tour, it is helpful to let them know if your class will be completing our worksheets after the tour, or if you plan other post-tour work. That will help them tailor the experience to make sure your students get the most out of their Walk T.O. experience.

What Do You Need Me To Do?

While our guides are well-trained to take control of the walk, and keep your students engaged, we find that you, the teacher, are always best at setting the tone for a walk. We encourage you to prep your students for the challenges of listening in the louder environment of the city, as well as helping your students actively participate in the walk.

Can I Take Pictures Or Tape The Tour?

Yes! Please follow school regulations when sharing these pictures on social media.

Can I Book If I’m Not Representing A School?

While Walk T.O. focuses on educational walks, our tours can be adapted for corporate or private clients. Please contact us at (416) 477-7970, or contact@walkto.tours to discuss the touring experience you’re looking for.

Testimonials

“The Art Walk was amazing; my grade 6 students got to walk, climb, draw and photograph Toronto. I look forward to taking this field trip every year.”

–Andrea C, Grade 7 Teacher, Toronto District Catholic School Board

“The guides were knowledgeable, the content was engaging, and the activities were relevant. My students loved it! The tour was a great way for my students to learn more about the media industry while exploring various types of media found in an urban setting.”

–Pam H, Media Studies Teacher, F.E. Madill SS, Wingham, ON