Brewery and City Tour of Toronto, Canada

Craft Beer
Tour, Brewery Tour
Pick up, Tour guide
City, Cultural
Minimum Drinking Age
Robert S
Activity Overview
On your Brewery and City Tour of Toronto you will discover the architectural marvels that have made Toronto famous throughout the world like the CN Tower, Rogers Centre, ROM, AGO, Toronto Entertainment District, Distillery Historic District, Yorkville, St. Lawrence Market, and the Harbour Front. On this tour, you will also enjoy a local brewery tour of the Steam Whistle Brewery.

The tour will begin with your guide picking you up at your downtown accommodation. Your guide will be transporting you in a fully insured rental car, with stops at Toronto's Entertainment district, Steam Whistle Brewery, St. Lawrence Market, and the Distillery District. Your guide will drive by many of Toronto's main highlights such as the CN Tower, Rogers Centre, Hockey Hall of Fame, and St. Lawrence Market. Don't forget to bring your camera!

The tour will continue to the Distillery District, where you will stop and learn about the history of this unique heritage district - Canada's largest center for arts and culture. Next up will be a drive by the Eaton Centre, Old and New City Hall, AGO, China Town, Kensington Market, Ontario Parliament, ROM, and Yorkville with its high-end stores, boutiques, and restaurants. Your city tour will end at Steam Whistle Brewery to enjoy your brewery tour.
Practical information
Tour Dates: March 1st to November 30th
Pickup and Dropoff: At your accommodation in downtown Toronto
Duration: 11:00am to 2:00pm (3 hours)
Travel time may vary due to traffic, weather, road closures, etc.
  • Your friendly tour guide and driver
  • Clean,modern, private vehicle, parking, gas
  • Steamwhistle brewery tour tickets
Max. 3 persons
Pricing Info
Total price for group of 3 people
Start Time
Weekdays, until Nov 1, 201811:00 AM
3 H
More Info
Cancellation Policy
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Overall Experience
(5.0 of 5)
Thanks again to show us around downtown Toronto – we had a great time and really loved your city. Keep up the great work!
Overall Experience
Robert was an excellent tour guide for me. Fully knowledgeable and informative about all aspects of Toronto. Demographics, culture, arts, entertainment, etc. His vehicle CRV is a nice ride too. Best of all was his willingness to adjust the tour to my needs and wants. I highly recommend Robert as your tour guide!!!
Overall Experience
Tastings Nearby
/ Person
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2,5 H
We welcome you to join us on our weekday walking tour, the Toronto Beer & Chocolate Tour. We are delighted to offer you a taste and enable you to experience the bittersweet love ... moreaffair associated with Beer and chocolate!
This historic Distillery District offers an ideal setting for our exploration. It is home to two craft breweries and is renowned for SOMA chocolate maker. Join us in our pursuit to discover the jewels in the Toronto crown and understand why the city is such an adventurous destination!


Historic Distillery District
You'll meet our guide at the front gates of Toronto's Historic Distillery District (on Mill Street) to begin the tour.
Beginning with a historic walking tour of the historic complex, we'll learn about the evolution of what was among the largest distilleries in the world. Taking in the 19th century industrial architecture along cobblestone streets, we'll hear fascinating stories of the Gooderham & Wort's legacy.
Soon its time for our first tasting at IZUMI, one of North America's only authentic Japanese Sake Breweries.

Izumi Ontario Spring Water Sake Co.
Izumi - Ontario Spring Water Sake Company is the first sake brewery in eastern North America. Using traditional Japanese methods and recipes with delicious Ontario spring water, visitors can now enjoy fresh, unpasteurized, locally-brewed sake for the first time.
This addition to the thriving craft brewery scene in Ontario was launched with the assistance of the venerable Miyasaka Brewing Co., Ltd. who have been producing sake in Japan since the 1600’s!
We'll have a 1/2 hour presentation of the Sake brewing process and enjoy a tutored tasting of 3 different variations of this traditional Japanese alcoholic beverage.
Following our tutored tasting, our guide will continue with our exploration of the historic Distillery District.
Soon it's time for our chocolate immersion therapy at Toronto's famous SOMA Chocolatemaker.

SOMA Chocolatemaker is a world-class chocolatier right in the heart of the city. In fact, SOMA is about as good as it gets!
Here we'll learn about the chocolate-making process and sample the exquisite SOMA magic; an out-of-this-world "Chocolate Shot" accompanied by a hand made sample.
Following our Chocolate-making presentation and tasting at SOMA, we'll head over to the Mill Street Beer Hall & Brewery

Mill Street Brewery has been brewing award winning Lagers and Ales since 2002. Here at the original brewery, we'll enjoy a tutored tasting in the Mill Street Beer Hall, surrounded by the beautiful copper tanks of their shiny new nano-distillery. Along with a flight of four delicious beers, we'll also enjoy freshly-baked soft pretzels with Mill Street's home-made mustard.
Last but not least, we'll also be treated to a sampling of "Bierschnapps", an old north German tradition produced exclusively by Mill Street.
Tour ends at this location and guests are free to linger at Mill Street or continue with the rest of their afternoon exploring the Distillery District on their own. Perhaps dinner, gallery visits and live theater are in the plans. There are always lots of things to see and do in the Distillery District to make the day complete.
/ Person
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
4 H
This half day tour enables you to experience tutored beer tastings at 3 distinctive stops, and also visit 2 breweries. You’ll enjoy an exclusive tour of the Toronto Railway Museum, ... morewhere you’ll ride on the new UP Express, followed by a beer and cheese tasting. Later on, you’ll experience an "experiential beer tour" in Toronto's Junction "Beer District".
You'll enjoy beer tastings at:
Mill Street Lounge Union Station, Steam Whistle Brewery, and Henderson's Brewery. It also includes entrance to the train museum, return train fare to the new UP Express Bloor Station, plus pretzel and cheese tasting!


Begin the tour with a fresh Pilsner & Pretzel in a 19th century Railway Roundhouse at Steam Whistle Brewery.

A private guided tour of the historic trains next door at the Railway Roundhouse of the Toronto Railway Museum.

Take in the scenic view on Toronto's SKYWALK to Union Station.

Taste a special selection of beer at the CIBC UPSTAIRS Lounge featuring Mill Street Brewery in Union Station.

Ride up one stop to Toronto's new Junction Beer District on the UP Express Train.

Learn about the art of brewing on the Experiential Brewery Tour, then enjoy a specially selected Beer & Cheese Tasting at the new Henderson's Brewery.

Explore the diverse flavours of our favourite craft breweries in Toronto's Junction Beer District.

Return fare on the UP Express Train back to Union Station


Steam Whistle - Roundhouse 1:00 pm start
Begin your day at Steam Whistle Brewery, housed in a vintage Steam engine Roundhouse, with a tasting of their fresh Pilsner, along with a baked soft pretzel.

Toronto Railway Museum
Following our Steam Whistle tasting, we will the grounds of the Toronto Railway Museum at the historic John St. Roundhouse. Here we'll explore the historic cabooses and engines from Toronto's early rail history with our guide.

CIBC UPSTAIRS Lounge Featuring Mill St. Brewery
Our tour will continue on with a walk across the SKYWALK to the magnificently restored Union Station. After a brief story on the history of this site, we will relax in the CIBC UPSTAIRS Lounge featuring Mill Street Brewery and sample 4 of their Lagers & Ales.

Union Station
In keeping with our train theme, we will hop on board the UP Express for a train ride to their new Bloor Station in the heart of the Junction Beer District!

Henderson's Brewery - Toronto's latest craft brewery
We will disembark at the new Bloor St. Station in the heart of the Junction Beer District and stroll down the Art Walk to Henderson's Brewery, Toronto's latest addition to local craft beer.
Here you'll enjoy a special "Experiential" brewery tour where we will sample at each stage of the brewery process. This will be followed by a beer and cheese tasting of Henderson's fine Ales as well as some award-winning beers of neighboring breweries from the Junction's burgeoning "Beer District", Rainhard Brewery & Junction Craft Brewery.
Following our visit to Henderson's, you'll have the chance to "ride the rails" for your return trip on the UP Express to Union Station. (Return fare included in price).
/ Person
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
7,5 H
Come and join us on our Old Toronto Beer Tour, and experience an authentic all-day city beer tour. This tour was first experienced in 1998 and is tailored to give you a brilliant full-day ... moreSaturday experience. You’ll explore the history and culture of Toronto against the backdrop of our diverse brewing heritage, that fuse the past with the present.
This tour offers you an all-inclusive travel experience, where you visit the Distillery District. You’ll enjoy a fully guided tour to 4 breweries with tutored tastings, charcuterie-style lunch, transportation, and sightseeing at Fort York and Corktown, as you chat with the knowledgeable hosts.


11:00 A.M. Steam Whistle Brewery
We begin our Old Toronto Beer Tour at 11:00 a.m. on Saturdays at Steam Whistle Brewery located just south of the SkyDome in Toronto's historic railway 'Roundhouse'. (Take the Queen's Quay streetcar from Union Station to York Street and walk a short block north).
We will be greeted by our professional beer tour guide and the friendly folks at Steam Whistle. Following a brief introduction and a taste of Steam Whistle's popular European-style Pilsner, we will commence with our special VIP tour and interpretation which will include the Steam Whistle story, the brewing process and the Pilsner style, as well as the home of Steam Whistle, the historic Roundhouse.
Following our VIP tour, we'll sit down to enjoy a 'charcuterie-style' lunch accompanied, of course, by a refreshing "unfiltered" Steam Whistle Pilsner and the great company of new friends found.

Our 2nd stop will be at Fort York: the birthplace of Toronto and home to the oldest buildings in the city. Ours is the only Toronto city tour to feature Fort York as a stop!

A national heritage site, Fort York was built in 1793 and is a fascinating step back in time, right in the centre of our city!
Since Soldiers in the British Army were alotted 'six pints a day' as part of their daily pay, this is where the history of beer in Toronto truly begins.
Boasting the largest collection of original War of 1812 buildings, our Fort York stop will include visits to the Blockhouse Museum and the Officers' Barracks and Mess. 

Cross-City Historic Drive & Corktown
On the way to our next brewery destination, you'll hear stories of Toronto's Brewing Heritage as we pass the Canada Malting Silos, recently designated a Toronto heritage building; Toronto's oldest tavern; the site of the original Toronto Molson "Fleet Street" Brewery as well as other points of historic and architectural interest.

We will make a brief stop in historic Corktown, a largely Irish neighbourhood in the years following the Potato Famine and a brewing hub in pre-prohibition Toronto. Here, we'll re-discover some of Toronto's 'lost breweries' as well as interesting examples of the city's historic architecture. A brief tour of the neighbourhood will help us experience the ambiance of 19th century working-class Toronto.

The Distillery District
Formerly the Gooderham & Worts Distillery - the largest in the British Empire! - the Distillery District is a virtual city within a city and is regarded by many as the finest example of Victorian Industrial architecture in North America. Red cobblestoned streets and alleyways lead to interesting shops, galleries, restaurants and our two next stops - the Ontario Spring Water Sake Brewery and the Mill Street Brewery Beer Hall.

Ontario Spring Water Sake Brewery
Technically a brewery, the Ontario Spring Water Sake Company is a unique addition to the artisan scene in Toronto and an exciting reflection of Toronto's multi-cultural vibe. The first sake brewery in eastern North America they use traditional Japanese methods and recipes combined with the highest quality rice and delicious Ontario spring water. Visitors can now enjoy fresh, unpasteurized, locally-brewed sake for the first time.
This is a new stop on our tour and we find it fascinating to learn about this authentic Sake process and enjoy a tutored tasting of 3 different variations of this unique brew.

After our experience of traditional Japanese sake, we'll then walk along over towards our next brewery stop, guided by our fun and knowledgeable beer and history expert.

Mill Street Brewery
Passing by eclectic shops, street performances or newly-wed photo shoots, we are very soon at our next stop, the popular Mill Street Brewery Beer Hall. Housed in an old 'Tankhouse' within the 19th century Gooderham & Worts Distillery District it offers the ambiance of an up beat urban bar with that of a traditional German 'Bier Stube.
Here we'll be sampling Mill Street's award-winning Lagers and Ales as well as an authentic 'Bier Schnapps' made in their gorgeous new copper nano distillery.
Afterwards, you'll have some free time to hang out in the Beer Hall or to explore the "Distillery District" and visit wonderful shops like SOMA Chocolates, ARTA Gallery and Corktown Designs jewellery or possibly Balzacs where you can take a beer break and enjoy a superb cup of coffee.

Amsterdam Brewery
An inside look at the Amsterdam Brewery
We board our bus for our last stop -- the new site of The Amsterdam Brewing Company.
On the way we will drive by the site of the Toronto Brick Works and old Helliwell Brewery at the Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum & Arts Centre.
Toronto’s oldest original micro-brewery, the Amsterdam is praised for their eclectic range of beers that include traditional lagers, dark ales,barrel-aged and fruit-infused beer.
Hosted by your guide, you will partake in our final "tutored tasting" of a broad selection of available Amsterdam brews. There will just enough time to shop for your favourite beer or t-shirt and then we board our bus for the return trip to Union Station, and your safe transit home.

Beer Lovers' Dinner option at the Granite Brewery
Those joining us for dinner will remain on the bus for the short drive to our final destination, The Granite Brewery.

We are greeted at the front doors by proprietor Ron Keefe. Well known to beer lovers far and wide, the Granite Brewery has made its mark since 1989, specializing in traditional top-fermented Ales, staunchly English in style.
We'll have a chance to sample the unique qualities of these authentic Cask-Conditioned Ales in combination with a fabulous 4-course beer dinner.
This Beer Lovers' Dinner is available for only $50 extra (plus HST), and includes all food, beer, taxes and gratuities. Please advise us in advance if you will be joining us for this added feature. Vegetarian options available on request.

After dessert, a few last sips and some more great conversation, it will be a short walk to the Yonge subway line for your safe trip home.