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Come and explore Toronto using the underground path system

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Kieran
Registered on May 13, 2023

Hi, there. I'm a tour guide in Toronto. I love the city, as well as meeting new people. A role model of mine was Anthony Bourdain, as I loved what he was trying to accomplish by bringing people together, regardless of background, to illustrate the human desire for connection we all have. I aspire to give my guests the same genuine passion. In my spare time, I enjoy eating too much chocolate, making music, and writing, the latter two being my side jobs and passions. (If only I was paid to eat chocolate.) I've traveled to over 10 countries, I have lived in four of them, and have spent years residing in different states within the U.S, from California to Pennsylvania. One of my favorite places on earth is Ireland, and a place I want to travel to is Japan. I offer a few tours in Toronto and would love to show you around the city. **I am a certified tour guide with the Toronto tour guide association. **

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
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Tour description

Let's face it - Canada isn't known for its temperate climate. It can get cold. Very cold. Yet, people crave that type of experience at times - snowfall, beautiful white winter wonderlands, skiing, snowboarding, ice-skating, or maybe just to experience an authentic Christmas. 

Whatever the reason, Canada can be a beautiful time in the winter season, and it's worth checking out. The reality is though, a walking tour in Toronto in the middle of the coldest time of the year is not ideal. Far from it. Images of Hawaii or Florida come to mind for many around this time of year. 

But Toronto has a way of ignoring all that cold, icy windchill. We have the path system - an elaborate underground passageway which Torontonians can use to avoid the weather - both hot or cold - as well as the foot traffic and honking cars. 

From within its many paths and passages, you have access to many of Toronto's landmarks and attractions, such as Union Station's Grand Hall, The Fairmont Royal York, both New and Old City Hall, as well as views of the CN Tower, and access to The Hockey Hall of Fame museum, Brookfield Place (a marvel of modern architecture) and Canada's second largest mall, The Eaton Centre. 

The best part? You barely need to leave the warmth and safety of the underground. You can stay warm and still enjoy a walking tour that allows you to see Toronto's premium destinations while learning about the city's history, both old and new. You'll remain underground 90% of the time, and only come up for a few minutes at most. 

If you're in Toronto for the cold winter months but still want to learn about the city, this tour is perfect for you. 

And don't worry - even though the path system is a maze many people don't understand or know, I won't get us lost.

NOTE: This tour is a free walking tour. If you liked the tour, no one got lost, and didn't totally hate me, you can choose to tip at the end. It is appreciated and always welcome, but there is no strict obligation. 


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  • Meeting point:
    The PATH - Union-VIA-GO, Toronto, ON ...
    The PATH - Union-VIA-GO, Toronto, ON M5J 1E6, Canada
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    The meeting point is in front of the travelers aid booth inside the Great Hall of Union Station. I will be wearing a lanyard with my name on it.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Michelle 21 Jul 2023
Buenos Aires

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Travelled alone - Jul 2023
Kieran is really proffesional, this is second tour I had with him besides the "Old town and Destillery". I loved the park tour, we went to such beautiful trails. During the park tour we got to see squirrels, ducks, frogs, turtles, and a variety of birds in such a beautifully designed tour he planned for us to discover places from the city which are not so common, some of them hidden. You can tell he really loves what he does and is really committed to the turists he is guiding. He shared really interesting information. He always waits for people to take pictures or will take a picture of you. He will also give you good advise of places to go. Definitely recommend him as a guide and all of his tours!
Leonardo 11 Jun 2023
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in group - Jun 2023
All went excellent!!
Nicolas 02 Jun 2023
Valencia

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2023
Spectacular tour, excellent information and clear, great scenarios to see and connect with nature. Kieran is a great person to be with and very fun. 100% recommended !!! Thanks Kieran!!
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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