Come explore Toronto's Old town & Distillery districts.

Duration: 1h and 45min
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. Lastly, because I majored in Japanese in college, I retain much of the language, and could, upon request, speak Japanese while on the tour if any potential guests are from Japan. (Though I can't promise fluency.) Just thought I'd mention it. NOTE: please message me if you see a booking is full and we can talk about adding you on the schedule. I also offer private tours upon request. Please message me if interested.

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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
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Come and enjoy Toronto's Old Town along our famous front and church streets, where we take a look at the city's history of fires, beer, food, and general mayhem. If you're a fan of unique stories, Canadian cuisine, and alcohol, this tour is perfect for you.

The tour starts at Union Station, right inside the grand hall, in front of the traveler's aid booth. From there, we will go to such locations as the hockey hall of Fame, Berzky Park, and St.James Cathedral, and end in Toronto's famous distillery district, the site of many famous movies such as X-Men and Tommy Boy. You will see beautiful views of the CN Tower, as well as explore the inside of St.Lawrence Market. We will pass by many of Toronto's famous craft beer bars, and see the beautiful architecture perf the city preserved from the 19th century.

Naturally, if you enjoy alcohol, history, film, or food, this tour is perfect for you, as there will be many places to eat, drink, and shop along the way. Not only will it give you an insight into Toronto's history, but you will also get a feel for the city, and be able to find your way around in no time. 

So, if you like a guide with a sense of humor, some cool history, and an end location filled with every kind of alcohol you can imagine, this tour is the one for you - but hey, you don't need to be a drinker to enjoy this tour. There's plenty of great history without the need to drop into a bar after the tour is done. (It just might not be as fun. )

(If the tour is full, please message me to ask about joining.)

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  • Meeting point:
    10 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5J 2W5, C...
    10 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5J 2W5, Canada
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    I will be standing outside the hockey hall of fame, near the statues of the hockey players. It's right off Front Street. 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).

Tour opinions

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Tak 15 Nov 2023
New York

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Travelled in group - Aug 2023
Guide was friendly and very informative. Learned some helpful details of parts of the city
Karen 09 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Great tour. Very informative 🤗
Elvire 28 Sep 2023
Le François

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
The tour with Kieran was absolutely awesome! He has a great sense of humour and is really knowledge about the city's history. I had a great time!
Thomas 28 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Kieran is a great guide, the tour was entertaining and informative. He has a good sense of humor and quite a few stories to tell. I can highly recommend this tour as a highlight of our tourist day in Toronto.
Debbie 11 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
Kieran was an excellent guide, and he clearly loves his city. He was able to impart a lot of interesting information, without at all making it seem like a history lesson. He pointed out little known sights we would have never known about. We both had a great time, and learned a lot.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
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.