Guided tour

Toronto: Distillery District Historic Walking Tour

Activity provider: Go Tours Canada

Toronto: Distillery District Historic Walking Tour

Activity provider: Go Tours Canada

From US$ 17.69 per person

Walk through Toronto's iconic Distillery District with an expert guide. Join a walking tour featuring some of Toronto's best history and explore some secret areas.

About this activity

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Discover incredible architecture from the inside and out
  • Visit the former largest Distillery in the world and learn about its rise to glory and fall from grace
  • Hear stories from the city's early wild years
Full description
Tour one of Toronto's newest and oldest landmark locations - popular with tourists and locals alike. The Distillery District's Victorian buildings and cobblestone streets are steeped in history, and are today lined with hip indie restaurants, bars, boutiques, galleries, outdoor sculptures and theaters.  On the tour, you will explore the largest and best preserved collection of Victorian industrial architecture in North America. The story of a young, inebriated city collides with the rise of the Gooderham and Worts Distillery, their families and so much more. Spend an hour with one of the expert, enthralling guides who will tell you stories of business intrigue, a drunk city and the company that became the world's largest distillery. The tour includes a visit to Mill Street Brewery for a brief talk.
  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English

  • Transport
    • No transport is included on this activity

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are optional for this activity
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

Meet at Go Tours Canada in the Distillery District.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera

Know before you go

  • This tour is generally recommended for those aged 10 years and above
  • Walking level is easy
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 121 reviews

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Michelle McLeod was absolutely fantastic. Knowledgeable, personable, perfect injection of humor amongst historical facts, she made the tour so much fun. Chocolate followed by beer was a great finish to the hour tour. A must tour.... we will tell our friends. Do not give them more chocolate and/or beer! Lol! Thank you Michelle!

July 4, 2019

Really enjoyed this tour!

Even in the rain, this tour was great. Our guide Erik mostly kept us inside which was appreciated. He was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the history of Toronto and in particular the distillery district, that it was infectious. We loved this tour and very much recommend. As a side note, we booked the group tour and ended up getting a private one as we’ve hit Toronto just outside of tourist season.

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November 2, 2018

There was only myself and my husband with our guide Kaylee (sorry if spelt wrong) She was absolutely amazing. Her passion for the area was second to none, and she took us back in time telling us the history. What a great area to have in Toronto. Definitely a highlight of our trip. Thanks Kaylee for sharing your knowledge and taking us on an amazing time in history.

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September 29, 2018

Product ID: 155010