Come explore London’s historic Wortley Village in the heart of Old South. This year's tour will take you into heritage houses between Wortley Road and Ridout Street South, a neighbourhood of beautifully maintained single-family homes in a variety of styles and ages dating back as far as the mid-1800s. Your ticket includes guided interior tours of seven private heritage homes.
Ticket price also includes refreshments and an informative keepsake guidebook featuring a map of this self-paced walk (approximately 2.5 hours). The Tour starts at the London Normal School - now the Wortley YMCA - at 165 Elmwood Avenue East (use entrance at rear parking lot) where you'll pick up your guidebook and enjoy an interior tour. Potted red geraniums donated by Parkway Gardens mark the homes open for interior visits - hence the name of our tour! Our 70+ volunteers will welcome you with warm smiles and a treasure trove of knowledge.
Our pop-up shop will have heritage publications available for purchase including Tour guidebooks from previous years so visitors can explore our city’s many other historic neighbourhoods on their own. Proceeds from this event - our signature fundraiser - go towards supporting our Heritage Scholarship, homeowner restoration grants, and heritage advocacy initiatives.
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Buy your early bird tickets today and save $5. Day-of tickets are $25 and only available in person at the door (limited number available). Tickets for teens 13-19 are $10, children 12 and under can tour for free with a paying adult.
Advance tickets are available online here or in person as of May 1st at one of these fine local retailers (cash or cheque only): Featherfields, Forest City Image Centre, Gammage Flowers, Jill's Table & Tuckey Home Hardware.
Event takes place rain or shine.
If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to seeing you!