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Toronto: Local Craft Beer, History and Culture Tour

Toronto: Local Craft Beer, History and Culture Tour

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From US$ 68.54 per person

Join them in historic pubs and hear tales of years gone by over a craft beer on this Toronto tour that proves that beer does indeed make history better (like that was ever in doubt)!

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Try locally brewed beers, included in the tour ticket
  • Shop for local delicacies in the famous Saint Lawrence Market
  • Learn the history of Toronto through its unique local beer industry
  • Explore the iconic Distillery District and visit 2 unique Toronto pubs
  • Join a carbon neutral tour, organized and led by an eco-certified tour operator
Full description
Learn about the city of Toronto through its long history of beer on this unique tour. Since the early 1800's when Toronto was known as York, to the modern metropolis it is today, the citizens of this city have used beer for refreshment and merrymaking. Walk through the streets of old Toronto and learn about Canadian beer. The focus will be on beer made in Toronto and regional craft brews. Hear anecdotes about the role beer played though the decades in helping Torontonians cope with cholera, fire, war, depression, rebellion, muddy streets, and general Victorian stuffiness. Visit a few unique and historic pubs which cover the early history of Toronto and give a new perspective on the city. Afterwards, stop by Saint Lawrence Market and finish up in the Distillery District; an old industrial park and whiskey factory converted into a hub of art, culture, and cafes. At 2 pub stop, beer will be included, but you are welcome to purchase more.
Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • 2 Pub stops
  • Local craft beer at each of the two pubs
  • A craft brewpub visit
  • Additional beer and food
  • Tips & gratuities for your guide

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Meeting point

NW corner of Yonge St. and Front St., outside the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour is organized and led by the world's largest travel B-Corp certified company. B-Corp Certification measures a company’s social and environmental impacts and responsible tourism practices
  •  Please note that a small beer at each of the first two pub stops and a beer sampling at the end of the tour is included. Additional drinks may be purchased at any of the stops during the tour
  •  Summers can be hot and humid, Spring/Autumn can be cool, and winters downright frigid with snow. Dress according to weather and wear comfortable walking shoes
  •  You must be at least 19 years old to join this tour. Photo ID must be supplied to your guide at the beginning of the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 43 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Service
    4.8/5
  • Organization
    4.7/5

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Such a fun & delicious way to explore Toronto!

Tim was our tour guide on a beer & history tour of Toronto on a scorching hot summer afternoon in July. He was intelligent, engaging, fun, knowledgeable, witty, good humoured and cute! We walked and talked and drank some very good beer in a variety of local bars, pubs & breweries, each with a distinct style & ambience. Lots of interesting facts about Toronto past & present and just the right balance between walking & resting with a cold beer in hand. Tim’s energy & enthusiasm & sparkling personality, made this a winning walking tour which I highly recommend.

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July 30, 2019

A great afternoon filled with laughter, new friends, history & beer!

Mid-day, on a cool rainy day, 6 strangers from different parts of the world met Jordan (our guide) and 4 hours later, said goodbye to our guide; had dinner together; and swore to remain in touch. Jordan was the best guide ever! He was not only knowledgeable about beer, but about the history of Toronto. He quickly assessed our group which ranged in age from 23 to 52 years old and adjusted easily as he went. He turned a wine lover into a non-beer hater with the individual recommendations he made. Our tour was held on a very rainy day, but we barely realized it as we were all so engaged in our discussions with Jordan and with each other. After living here for 30 years, Jordan initiated us to new beers and new locations to enjoy those beers. Thanks Jordan for sharing your humour, your knowledge and for your patience as we bombarded you with questions about what seems like the greatest job in the world!

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May 23, 2017

Great!!

Very fun, fact filled, historical tour of Toronto focusing on it's beer culture. Dave is a well informed tour guide who shared his knowledge in an interesting, animated style. We were fortunate to have a private tour as we were the only two who had signed up for what could have been a cool chilly November day.

November 16, 2016

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