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Toronto’s Old City Hall catches the eye of many a visitor. Local guides are well versed in the lore about the grand old building. It opened in time to usher in a new century with the year 1900. Acrhitect was Edward James Lennox, noted at the time for his fine work. The old building currently serves Toronto as a court house, not as a city hall.

The Canadian Tour Guide Association of Toronto (CTGA)

is a volunteer-run professional association of Toronto area tour guides and tour managers working together to:

  • promote tourism in our city and provide our clients with professional services
  • provide an organised forum for our members’ professional development
  • administer the implementation and maintenance of our professional standard
  • remain current in our industry
  • facilitate social, educational and networking opportunities for members

Four categories of membership

  • Active membership: requires at least two years of tour guiding experience or at least ten Toronto city tours
  • Associate membership: for beginning tour guides who have not yet met the “full membership” requirements.
  • Sustaining membership: retired members who wish to remain part of the Association.
  • Sponsoring membership: available for industry partners

Membership Benefits

  • Potential work offers (Active members only)
  • Web posting in Guides for Hire (Active members only)
  • Toronto Attraction Council Reciprocal benefits
  • Educational events
  • Semi-annual membership meetings
  • Social events
  • Networking
  • Newsletters
  • Membership List
  • CTGA Tour Badge

Membership Requirements

  • Abide by the Association’s By-laws and Code of Ethics
  • Work in a professional manner
  • Attend required number of educational events

Yearly Dues:

  • Active member: $50
  • Associate member: $40
  • Sustaining member: $40