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Toronto Distillery District Walking Tour

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iconOffered in: English

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Overview

Get to know Toronto’s Distillery District on this walking tour that’s easy on the wallet. A guide takes you around the Victorian Industrial architecture, sharing history and entertaining anecdotes along the way. Hear about business intrigue and the company that became the world's largest distillery.
  • See Victorian Industrial architecture and its transformation
  • Learn about the origins and evolution of the area
  • Choose from two departure times to suit your schedule
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11 Gristmill Lane , 11 Gristmill Lane, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4, Canada
This activity will end right where it started.
This walking tour of Toronto’s Distillery District runs twice daily in the afternoon. Other departure times are possible upon request, subject to availability.

Follow your guide and gain insight into the beautiful Victorian Industrial architecture and its transformation into the modern-day Distillery District. Explore top landmarks in the area and learn about their history, including tales of business intrigue and the company that turned into the world's largest distillery today.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Go Tours Canada - Distillery District
This is the starting point where we meet all guests.
Duration: 1 minute
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Distillery Historic District
We visit the Distillery District with a number of outdoor and a few indoor stops. We explore the history of the area from its foundation to present day.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Go Tours Canada
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Toronto Distillery District Walking Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Toronto Distillery District Walking Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Toronto Distillery District Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Toronto Distillery District Walking Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Toronto Distillery District Walking Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Toronto Distillery District Walking Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Toronto Distillery District Walking Tour.

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star-5
funny, charming tour with eric
Judith_B
, Aug 2022
we had a good time with eric, who guided us through the district and got us a charming review of the local history. he is a very professional, open for questions and interactions and made us laughing, too. we enjoyed the tour and eric really took time, we appreciate it a lot!
star-5
Awesome tour. Highly recommend!!
Toral_P
, Aug 2022
The tour guide was very knowledgeable. We had a great time & really enjoyed learning about the history of the area.
star-5
Erik was a wonderful tour...
Kelly_C
, Aug 2022
Erik was a wonderful tour guide - very friendly, funny and knowledgeable. We had a great time and learned lots.
star-5
Great tour!!
Gabriela_S
, May 2022
Great tour, highly recommend! Isaac is very knowledgeable and friendly. A must do when visiting the distillery district
star-4
An amusing tour
Richard_L
, May 2022
Isaac was a lively and amusing guide who gave us an entertainig tour. He answered our questions well and seemed to know the facts relating to the distillery and its history.
star-5
Wonderful an educational...
Larissa_V
, May 2022
Wonderful an educational .Had a great time. Definitely would recommend for anyone who wants to learn about great history of early days of Toronto
star-5
Fantastic Tour of the Distillery District
cody_b
, Apr 2022
Our guide, Isaac, was incredibly knowledgable and gave us a fantastic tour of the Distillery District. Would recommend.
star-5
Distillery district walking tour
Janice_S
, Apr 2022
Our guide, Isaac, was excellent. Brought to life the history and story of the district. It did go a bit over so if making a lunch reservation leave plenty of time. We reserved at EL Catrin which was great
star-5
A fun way to learn not...
JoanManel_G
, Mar 2022
A fun way to learn not only about Toronto's distillery, but also about important things that happened during the city's foundation. The guide is a very nice guy. I was on my own, nad I think it is a perfect activity for solo travellers.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
One of the most enthusiastic tours I've ever been on! Loved it!
Hannah_W
, Mar 2022
Erik was an amazing!! He was so enthusiastic and had so much knowledge. I learned a lot, but also truly enjoyed the tour! Would highly recommend to anyone coming to Toronto!
star-5
Lovely tour!
Tamara_M
, Nov 2021
I really enjoyed the (private) tour with Erik! He is very funny and knowledgable about the history of this district that it is absolutely a pleasure listening to his stories. Highly recommended!
star-5
Awesome Tour!
Susanne_E
, Aug 2021
Beautiful tour, informative tour guide. I would recommend more facts and free samples. It would be nice to go inside the buildings more
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great tour
Kevin_S
, Aug 2021
Nicole was awesome very friendly very informative very accommodating to my questions. Highly recommend her service.
star-5
Happy with the expericience
Renaud_D
, Jul 2021
I went with my wife and my 9 months old child. We were happy with the tour. The guide was good. The length was perfect for us with a baby, about an hour. We recommend it.
star-5
Great experience
Barbara
, Sep 2020
My guide was Nicole and she was extremely enthusiastic and knowledgeable, making this tour a fantastic experience. I would recommend it to anyone who loves history and architecture!
star-5
Distillery District Walking Tour
Jennifer_and_Steve
, Feb 2020
Gavin was a fantastic tour guide. His knowledge of history blended with his entertaining story telling made the tour very memorable. We highly recommend the Distillery District Walking Tour. Thank you Go Tours Canada!
star-5
Excellent tour
mneilgreer
, Oct 2019
Tour dealt not only with history of the Distillery District but touched on the history of Toronto and early Canada USA relationships. It had to do this in order to put the Distillery District into perspective importance. Our tour guide (Erik) was very knowledgeable and easy to understand. He did have a few biases which were perhaps not part of the Distillery District history, but allowed for some additional communication connection with the guide.
star-5
very imformative
MICHAEL_B
, Sep 2019
eric, our guide was full of detail and enthusiasm on this tour-amazing the history and business stories of this area. and beer samples and chocolate to boot !
star-5
A great way to see the Distillery District
Tony S
, Aug 2019
Graham, our tour guide gave us a great presentation. A short but very interesting way to hear the early history of the district and Toronto.
star-4
Interesting tour.
Jet33957497133
, May 2019
Although and cold windy this was a good tour, informative and good beer at the end! Chocolate was a little sparse!

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