Guided tour

Toronto: Local Craft Beer, History and Culture Tour

Guided tour

Toronto: Local Craft Beer, History and Culture Tour

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Explore Toronto and learn about its history while stopping at famous bars and pubs. Visit the iconic Distillery District of Toronto and hear tales of years gone by over a craft beer.

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Duration 4 hours
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  • Ignite your taste buds with the local craft beer of Toronto and learn its history
  • Shop for the delicious local delicacies in the famous Saint Lawrence Market
  • Explore the local beer industry and hear interesting tales about the city
  • Explore the iconic Distillery District and visit 2 unique Toronto pubs
  • Walk through the streets and learn about the varieties of craft beers of Toronto
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.
  • 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

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Meeting point

Outside the Hockey Hall of Fame (NW corner of Yonge St. and Front St.).

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  • 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

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4.9 /5

based on 51 reviews

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Our tour guide was super social and very knowledgeable about the history of the city. He made sure to cater the tour based on our knowledge and interest in the city instead of just spitting out information just to say it. I would highly recommend this tour! The pub stops were super cool and new to me, even as a local.

October 10, 2022

We had the best time on this tour, we learn lots, drank delicious beer and also had the best tour mates which really topped the whole thing off! our tour guide was the absolute best and really fitted the tour to the group. we will be back in toronto next year and will 1000% be taking this again purely to see our tour guide again. it was honestly like sharing a couple of beers with budies and telling great stories. If you are looking for something to do this is it.

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September 22, 2022

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

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