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About our Yorkville Scavenger Hunt in Downtown Toronto

by | Apr 18, 2023 | Canada Scavenger Hunts, Scavenger Hunt Locations, Scavenger Hunts, Team Building

How familiar are you with the Yorkville area of Toronto? The Bloor-Yorkville area is a good alternative to our Downtown Toronto scavenger hunt especially if your group has offices based in the Yorkville area or if you are meeting in one of the area’s hotels or meeting venues.

About Yorkville

Our Yorkville Scavenger Hunt takes place in the area roughly bounded by Church St. to the East, Huron St. to the West, the North end of Queen’s Park to the South and Yorkville Ave. in the North.  It is a bustling area of high fashion, fine dining and fast-walking people.  It is a place to see and be seen.  And it is in the heart of Toronto.

Advantages of this Location

  • Density:  Any area where there are lots of points of interest in a small area means that the distance between each scavenger hunt task is minimal. This cuts down a little bit on the amount of walking teams will do and as well keeps their engagement high as just around every corner there is something else of interest for them to answer question about or take a photo of.
  • Different: Many people are familiar with Toronto’s financial and entertainment district however, a lot of people haven’t spent much time walking around and exploring the Yorkville area. If your group is used to downtown Toronto, then this can be a nice alternative location for them to become familiar with.
  • Surprisingly Historical: There are quite a few places of historical interest in the Yorkville area. Hotels, churches and Queen’s Park, the seat of the Ontario Government, are all spots that are interesting to history buffs and of course to scavenger hunt particpants.

Disadvantages of this Location

  • Busyness: depending on the time of day, this can be quite a busy area. If your hunt takes place around rush-hour, then your group will likely encounter a lot of fast moving pedestrian traffic. This makes it a little bit harder to stop check out the map answer a question or take a picture.  For a more laid-back environment, you could also consider our Distillery District Scavenger Hunt.
  • Small Size: Compared to the downtown area. This is a relatively small area. If your group is looking for a longer adventure, perhaps 2 1/2 to 3 hours then this may not be the best choice as once you walk too far in any direction the area becomes a little bit less interesting from scavenger hunt standpoint.

Alternative Locations

There are lots of Scavenger Hunt locations within the greater Toronto area. If Bloor-Yorkville doesn’t seem right then you could check out the UofT Scavenger Hunt or further-away areas such as or even downtown .

Sample Scavenger Hunt Challenges

To give you a better idea of the type of content you might find in our Bloor-Yorkville scavenger hunt, here are some sample tasks of various types:

  • The two cannons facing Queens Park were originally from where?
  • The coat of arms over the Yorkville Fire hall was originally from what building?
  • What was the name of the stagecoach stop and gathering place in Yorkville in the early 1800’s?
  • Take a photo of your team sitting on the steps of the Yorkville Public Library.
  • Take a photo of your team playing air instruments in front of the University of Toronto Faculty of Music building main entrance.

Click to see a map, more sample tasks and photos from our Yorkville Scavenger Hunt.

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