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Buffalo: America’s Best Designed City

Pick up locations and  times:

Scarborough: 8:30 am 

Scarborough Town Centre La-Z-Boy Furniture parking lot, 530 Progress Ave.

North York: 9:00 am 

Sheppard West Subway Station, Passenger Pick-Up/Drop Of

Mississauga: 9:30 am

Square One (LCBO parking lot - 65 Square One Drive)  


The drive from Toronto to Buffalo takes about two hours. 

Buffalo is an incredible city with a rich history, great parks,  architecture, museums, galleries and other iconic landmarks and attractions. A  Pulitzer Prize-winner Ada Louise Huxtable described Buffalo as having “the greatest urban vista in America.” Frederick Law Olmsted, known as a father of American landscape architecture, developed  a parkway system for Buffalo and described the city as “the best planned city in America, if not the world, ... a democratic and egalitarian city.”

Few cities possess the kind of architectural resume Buffalo maintains. The New York Times called it “a textbook for a course in modern American buildings.” In the Queen City, unlike many other cities in the United States, many wonderful architectural masterpieces of the late 19th and early 20th centuries have been perfectly preserved. Only in New York and Buffalo at the same time created three American geniuses of architecture of that era - Henry Richardson, Frank Wright and Louise Sullivan. 

During this one day tour you will visit Albright-Knox Art Gallery (additional fee), Botanical Gardens (additional fee), Buffalo downtown, Canal Side and some other landmarks and attractions.  


Tour Highlights:


  • Downtown Buffalo: 

    • Niagara Square, McKinley Monument and City Hall

    • Lafayette Square and Soldiers and Sailors Monument, 

    • Prudential (Guaranty) building - one of the world's first skyscrapers

    • Ellicott Square Building - the largest office building in the world  at the time of its completion

  • Albright–Knox Art Gallery (Northland) - one of the best American galleries of contemporary art. 

  • Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Victorian. One of two Victorian conservatories in America with a tri-dome design 

  • Our Lady of Victory Basilica, national shrine. Incredibly beautiful and monumental cathedral. 

  • Elmwood Village, one of America's 10 Best Neighborhoods, as designated by the American Planning Association, and Buffalo/Niagara's most vibrant shopping, dining and cultural district, 

    • Richardson Olmsted Complex, one of Buffalo’s most iconic buildings and a National Historic Landmark, designed by great American architect Henry Hobson Richardson and the famed landscape team of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux

  • Broadway Market, famous historical city market

  • Delaware Avenue - Millionaires' Row. 

  • Canalside - Just an outstanding waterfront recreation area


On our way back to Toronto we will make a stop at Niagara Falls on the American side


Drop off times and locations:

Mississauga: 9:00 pm

Square One (LCBO parking lot - 65 Square One Drive)  

North York: 9:30 pm 

Sheppard West Subway Station, Passenger Pick-Up/Drop Of

Scarborough: 10:00 pm

Scarborough Town Centre La-Z-Boy Furniture parking lot, 530 Progress Ave.

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