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Toronto: Private Tour with a Local

1. Toronto: Private Tour with a Local

Discover the city of Toronto through the eyes of a local on an exclusive walking tour with a private guide. Transform the way you travel about the people you meet and make a new friend along the way! Following pick-up from your hotel, explore the city on an itinerary that can be customized to your interests and requirements. Your friendly local is passionate about where they live and eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your time. Familiarize yourself with your local neighborhood, and learn where the best places to eat and buy groceries are, the easiest ways to get around, and the top things to see and do. By the end of the tour you will feel more comfortable navigating the city on your own and confident that you have all the information you need for a memorable stay.

Toronto: Local Craft Beer, History and Culture Tour

2. Toronto: Local Craft Beer, History and Culture Tour

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.

Toronto: Distillery District Historic Walking Tour

3. Toronto: Distillery District Historic Walking Tour

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. 

Toronto: Canadian Food Discovery at the St Lawrence Market

4. Toronto: Canadian Food Discovery at the St Lawrence Market

Discover the local cuisine of Toronto with a visit to a famous food market and enjoy the most delectable local eats with an expert knowledge guide. After a brief introduction to Old Town Toronto (the neighborhood where your tour takes place), your guide will walk you past Berczy Park which features a stunning new fountain. From there, make your way to one of your guide's favorite coffee shops for a brew of your choice, before you visit a small sandwich shop nearby which is reputed to have the best apple cake in the world. From there, head to St. Lawrence Market, which National Geographic once declared the “best food market in the world”. At the market, you’ll learn about the origin of Toronto’s official signature food: the peameal bacon sandwich. Celebrity chefs from Emeril to Anthony Bourdain have bitten into one of these, and now it’s your turn. Time will be spent inside St. Lawrence Market visiting vendors and sampling foods that have played an important role in the cultures of immigrants who settled there over the past two centuries. Learn about foods that have become common in this region, including how some of the favorites are virtually unknown outside of Ontario. Each food stop offers the opportunity to interact with vendors, ask questions, and learn even more from the experts. Foods throughout your tour can include butter tarts, artisanal mustard and pretzel sticks, ginger ale, Montreal-style bagels, cheese curds, pierogis, maple candy, and more. The final stop on the tour will be a local pub that has been around for decades. This spot serves creative versions of the popular French-Canadian dish known as poutine. By the end of the tour, you will not only have a better understanding of what Canadian food is, but also a little bit about what it means to be Canadian.

Toronto: 3–Hour Secret Food Tour

5. Toronto: 3–Hour Secret Food Tour

Join a Toronto Secret Food Tour to try some authentic cuisine, and get some unique takes on old favorites while you explore Canada's largest city! Start with the oldest market in Toronto, the St. Lawrence market, as you try a classic Canadian Peameal Bacon BLT sandwich. Explore the market and stop off for a photo opportunity and the chance to buy some authentic Canadian goods. Taste a comfort food to many Canadians of British descent, fish and chips. Pierogis is another Canadian comfort food you will be tasting, and it will make your mouth water, guaranteed! Try California roll, which, despite the name, is style of sushi from Canada! Just steps from the beautiful Berczy Park, stop for some scrumptious dessert at an Irish pub in a unique setting. And a secret bite on the Toronto food tour will be a sweet note to end on!

Toronto: 2-Hour Downtown Walking Tour

6. Toronto: 2-Hour Downtown Walking Tour

Take a journey through over 300 years of Toronto history, seeing how this city went from a small muddy frontier fort to becoming the cultural and financial capital of Canada. Choose to join a public tour or enjoy a private tour. This is the perfect tour for lovers of history, finance, and architecture. Walk in the footsteps of First Nation trading paths, Bay Street bankers, and the heart of the downtown quarter as you gaze up at the CN Tower. Some other highlights include Yonge-Dundas Square, Ed Mirvish Theater, Mackenzie House, City Hall, the Toronto Stock Exchange, Union Station, and much more. The tour ends at the world-famous St. Lawrence Market where you'll learn why Toronto got the nickname “Hogtown", just in time for lunch. After the tour, it's up to you to decide if you'll grab a peameal bacon sandwich, a Canadian specialty.

Toronto: 2-Hour Kensington Market Chinatown Walking Tour

7. Toronto: 2-Hour Kensington Market Chinatown Walking Tour

Canada is often described as a “cultural mosaic”—Toronto exemplifies this diversity. Explore the fascinating neighborhoods of Toronto with an expert guide on a 2-hour walking tour. Choose to join a public tour or enjoy a private tour. Explore booming Chinatown, with its novelty tea shops, ethnic markets, and stunning street art. Continue through Kensington Market, the definition of the Canadian melting pot. Explore and taste more specialty food stops than you can count (optional tastings at own cost). Fall in love with the eclectic shops through diverse authentic streets. If you are a curious local, a “New Canadian” or just a visiting for the day, you'll enjoy the walk of a lifetime. Some other highlights include Campbell House, Consulate General of the United States, Art Gallery of Ontario, Lucky Moose Food Mart, Ten Ren, Moonbeam Coffee, Tom’s Place, Nu Bugel, Otto’s Berliner Döner, Kiever Synagogue, just to name a few.

Toronto: Haunted Night Walking Tours

8. Toronto: Haunted Night Walking Tours

Ghosts, graveyards, hangings, and haunts. Hear some of the most spine-tingling ghost stories from the earliest days of Toronto. You will never look at the city in the same way again.  Choose between 4 unique tour options. After hearing about the ghostly encounters that took place in the area, your cloaked guide can walk you back to the start location, or leave you to enjoy a sleepless night in the city.  The Original Haunted Walk of Toronto (75-Minutes) Depart from the courtyard in front of the Hockey Hall of Fame to walk from the heart of the financial district into the old town. Listen to chilling tales and see a darker side to Toronto's history including haunted theaters, unsolved mysteries, and the terrifying encounters at Mackenzie House. The entrance fee to Mackenzie House is not included.  Campus Secrets and Spectres (75-Minutes) Discover the grand architecture and tree-lined paths of the University of Toronto downtown campus filled with a dark history and ghostly tales. Your tour guide will lead you through the haunted campus and the Ontario Legislative Assembly.  Spirits of the Distillery (75-Minutes) With tales of gruesome accidents, the world of whiskey-making, and War of 1812, you’ll quickly see why this is the area known as one of Toronto’s most haunted spots. Black Creek Pioneer Village (90-Minutes) Explore the supernatural side of Toronto’s historic pioneer village in the dark. Featuring some of the oldest buildings in the city, Black Creek Pioneer Village is the perfect, creepy backdrop for a night of spine-tingling ghost stories.

Toronto: Guided Donut Walking Tour with Tastings and Coffee

9. Toronto: Guided Donut Walking Tour with Tastings and Coffee

Delight your taste buds on a donut adventure through the most interesting parts of downtown Toronto, the Kensington Market area, and Chinatown. Stroll through areas like Alexandra Park and pause to savor some delectable donuts along the way. Begin at Cops Doughnuts right in the heart of the Fashion District for some hot, fresh, and tiny donuts. From here, make your way over to Queen street and our next doughnut shop, Bloomer’s. Walk along Queen street past numerous shops and restaurants that you’ll want to add to your itinerary for later that day or the next time you’re in Toronto. After a quick bit of history around Bloomer’s, sample some delicious donuts made fresh daily and then make your way through Alexandra Park. Arrive at the Kensington Market and learn how to shop like a local with two stops lined up at the Kensington Market. End the tour at Dipped Donuts and your guide can direct you anywhere else you'd like to go afterwards.

Toronto: Chinatown and Kensington Market Guided Tour

10. Toronto: Chinatown and Kensington Market Guided Tour

Explore Toronto's most lively boroughs on a 2-hour walking tour along the charming streets of Chinatown and Kensington Market. Uncover the history of Kensington as you wander down the friendly streets of its colorful market. Admire the graffiti-covered walls along the way and sample different foods as you wander down Kensington Market's vendor-lined streets. Visit Canada's largest Chinese community, and uncover a century of fascinating history in Chinatown, where there are no McDonald's or Starbucks to be seen. After your walk, hang out around the market for a while. Pick up a unique gift, shop for vintage clothing, or simply enjoy the colorful surroundings.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 211 reviews

Milo was a great tour guide story teller, I enjoyed touring Distillery area with him and history behind it. The tour ended with a chocolate tasting in one of the nearby shops. He was very knowledgable and fun. I recommend his tours to everyone. At the end of the tour, he even helped me with directions to my next stop in Toronto.

Our guide Katherine was wonderful. She was very knowledgeable, gave us suggestions on places to eat and things to do in Toronto. She had such a good vibe we didn't want the tour to end.

Our guide was knowledgable, friendly, and enthusiastic. We were properly dressed for the tour as recommended when we signed up on the site. The experience was exactly as advertised

The stories were really interesting and spooky, would definitely recommend

Distillery District is very interesting for its colourful history.