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Beer Makes History Better Walking Tour

Age restriction: Minimum age for participation - 19 years
Where: Toronto, Ontario
This Toronto beer tour is a historic walk through the streets of the old Toronto and an introduction to Canadian beer all rolled into one. Visit 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.
Experience Provider Information - How to Book & How to Get There: Toronto Urban Adventures

The perfect Toronto walking tour for both the beer enthusiast and the history buff!

Throughout its history, from the early 1800s, 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.  

Toronto Urban Adventures offers Toronto walking tours designed to delight both locals and visitors alike! Get under the skin of the city and into the nooks and crannies other Toronto tours don't go!

Your tour will start and end at local icons, visiting a few others in between. With a focus on craft beer made in Toronto and its surrounding regions, this beer tour is known to be one of the best things to do in Toronto. Throughout the tour, you’ll learn about what role beer has played though the decades in helping Torontonians cope with cholera, fire, war, depression, rebellion, muddy streets, general Victorian stuffiness, and decades of losing seasons by the Maple Leafs.

You will be regaled with some historical tales of early Toronto, hoping to give visitors and locals alike a new perspective on the city. Not just wanting to stick to beer, this Toronto tour will also make a stop at the historic St Lawrence Market, where you can sniff out samples (go for the mustard!), and discover why this place has such a solid place in the hearts of Torontonians.

You’ll cap off the tour in the Distillery Historic District, an old industrial park and whiskey factory that has been converted into a hub of art, culture, and cafes. It’s a rather photogenic part of the city, so be sure your camera isn’t out of batteries before you get here!

 March to November

: 4 hours

Maximum Group Size: 12

Time: 2.00 PM

Where does the tour begin and end?
The tour starts outside the Hockey Hall of Fame (NW corner of Yonge St. and Front St.) and ends in the The Distillery District.

Children: 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.

  • Discover some fantastic seasonal and local brews, complete with recommendations from your beer geek tour guide

  • Pay a visit to three unique and beloved Toronto pubs

  • Meander through the iconic St Lawrence Market, chatting with vendors, admiring the products, and nibbling samples

  • Explore the Distillery District, one of Toronto’s most historic and regenerated neighbourhoods

  • Learn that beer really does make history better!

“Beer Makes History Better” will show places to visit in Toronto that you would never think of.  This unique Toronto sightseeing tour is the perfect birthday, father’s day, bachelor party, Christmas or university / college graduation gift idea for the beer lover in your life!