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Beer Makes History Better Toronto Walking Tour

Where: Toronto, Ontario
Age restriction: Minimum age for participation - 19 years
Price for: 1 Participant
The Beer Makes History Better Toronto Walking Tour is a historic walk through the streets of 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.

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.

This Beer Makes History Better Toronto Walking Tour has been 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 visit three unique and beloved Toronto pubs. Discover seasonal and local brews at each, complete with expert recommendations from the tour guide. Throughout the tour, you’ll learn about what role beer has played though the decades in helping Torontonians cope with cholera, depressions, rebellion, fire, war, muddy streets, general Victorian stuffiness, and decades of losing seasons by the Maple Leafs.

Not just wanting to stick to beer, the unique Toronto sightseeing tour will also make a stop at the historic St Lawrence Market, with over 100 vendors, 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, restored red brick, Victorian-era buildings of the Gooderham and Worts whiskey distillery that have been converted into a hub of cafes, art, and culture.

Tour highlights:

  • 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!

What’s included:

  • Small-group walking tour with local guide.
  • Beer sampling at Mill St. Brewery.

Season: March to November

Duration: 4 hours approximatley

Meeting location: The tour starts outside the Hockey Hall of Fame (N W corner of Yonge St. and Front St.) and ends in the the Distillery District.

Need to know:

  • Beer sampling is included at the end of the tour. Drinks may be purchased at stops during the tour.

  • Snacks, beverages, souvenirs, and gratuities for your guide are not included.

  • 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.

  • Dress according to weather and wear comfortable walking shoes.

  • Maximum group size: 12

The Beer Makes History Better  walking tour will show places to visit in Toronto that you would never think of.  This unique Toronto sightseeing tour is the perfect gift idea for the beer lover in your life!

The Beer Makes History Better Tour takes place at Toronto, Ontario. VIEW MAP

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