Digital tour explores heritage and history of Dundas and Carlaw


The rich history of the Dundas and Carlaw has gone digital in the modern age.

Heritage Toronto, the agency responsible for historical walking tours, heritage talks and related commemorations in the city, has launched its first digital tour, Dundas + Carlaw: Made in Toronto.

The digital tour lets you discover the area’s industrial past and learn how this modern neighbourhood was created. Once a manufacturing juggernaut that sent products around the world (and to the top of Mount Everest), this Leslieville neighbourhood is now a rising arts and cultural hub.

The desktop and mobile app is an interactive exploration of the neighbourhood. Featuring a colourful design with playful animations, all set within a map of the area, the 11-stop tour showcases buildings that housed industry giants like Rolph-Clark-Stone, the 1950s graphic design firm; Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co., the chewing gum company known for its marketing and advertising campaigns; and Reliable Toy Co., innovators of the first plastic toys in Canada.

The tour also provides insight into factory life, detailing the everyday experiences of the workers through archival images, never-before-seen video and first-hand accounts.

View the digital tour on a desktop or mobile device at