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

4.9 / 5

43 Reviews

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

From US$ 62.80 per person

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

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 4 hours
Starting time 2:00 PM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Try locally brewed beers, included in the tour ticket
  • 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
  • Explore the iconic Distillery District
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
  • 2 craft beers
  • Craft beer sampling at a brewery
  • Nachos (for sharing)

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    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.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 / 5

    based on 43 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5.0 / 5
    • Value for money
      4.6 / 5
    • Service
      4.8 / 5
    • Organization
      4.7 / 5
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    Such a fun & delicious way to explore Toronto!

    Tim was our tour guide on a beer & history tour of Toronto on a scorching hot summer afternoon in July. He was intelligent, engaging, fun, knowledgeable, witty, good humoured and cute! We walked and talked and drank some very good beer in a variety of local bars, pubs & breweries, each with a distinct style & ambience. Lots of interesting facts about Toronto past & present and just the right balance between walking & resting with a cold beer in hand. Tim’s energy & enthusiasm & sparkling personality, made this a winning walking tour which I highly recommend.

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    July 30, 2019

    A great afternoon filled with laughter, new friends, history & beer!

    Mid-day, on a cool rainy day, 6 strangers from different parts of the world met Jordan (our guide) and 4 hours later, said goodbye to our guide; had dinner together; and swore to remain in touch. Jordan was the best guide ever! He was not only knowledgeable about beer, but about the history of Toronto. He quickly assessed our group which ranged in age from 23 to 52 years old and adjusted easily as he went. He turned a wine lover into a non-beer hater with the individual recommendations he made. Our tour was held on a very rainy day, but we barely realized it as we were all so engaged in our discussions with Jordan and with each other. After living here for 30 years, Jordan initiated us to new beers and new locations to enjoy those beers. Thanks Jordan for sharing your humour, your knowledge and for your patience as we bombarded you with questions about what seems like the greatest job in the world!

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    May 23, 2017

    Great!!

    Very fun, fact filled, historical tour of Toronto focusing on it's beer culture. Dave is a well informed tour guide who shared his knowledge in an interesting, animated style. We were fortunate to have a private tour as we were the only two who had signed up for what could have been a cool chilly November day.

    November 16, 2016

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