1. Canada
  2. Ontario
  3. Toronto
  4. Distillery District

Toronto: Craft Beer, History and Culture Tour (Small Group)

Product ID: 28601
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Explore Toronto and learn about its history while stopping in at a number of different bars and pubs. Over 4-hours, trace the city's development through the story of Canadian beer and stop by Saint Lawrence Market to sample some local beers.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Mix a little history and some great stories with the opportunity to sample several of the region's finest local brews in unique and historical pubs
  • Shop for local delicacies in the famous Saint Lawrence Market
  • Learn the history of Toronto through its unique local beer industry
  • Visit 3 unique Toronto pubs
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 each pub stop, a beer will be included, but you are welcome to purchase more.
Includes
  • Professional English Speaking Guide
  • 2x Craft Beers
  • Craft Beer Sampling at a Brewery
  • Shared Snacks (Nachos)
  • Local beer loving guide
  • 2 full beers
  • 1 beer sampling at a brewery

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

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

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Important information
Know before you go
Confirmation of booking:
Please contact Toronto Urban Adventures to confirm your trip 24 hours prior to departure.

Additional information:
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.

Dress standard:
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.

Child policy:
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.