Distillery District
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  • Toronto: Haunted Night Walking Tours

    1. Toronto: Haunted Night Walking Tours

    Ghosts, graveyards, hangings, and haunts. Hear some of the most spine-tingling ghost stories from the earliest days of Toronto. You will never look at the city in the same way again.  Choose between 4 unique tour options. After hearing about the ghostly encounters that took place in the area, your cloaked guide can walk you back to the start location, or leave you to enjoy a sleepless night in the city.  The Original Haunted Walk of Toronto (75-Minutes) Depart from the courtyard in front of the Hockey Hall of Fame to walk from the heart of the financial district into the old town. Listen to chilling tales and see a darker side to Toronto's history including haunted theaters, unsolved mysteries, and the terrifying encounters at Mackenzie House. The entrance fee to Mackenzie House is not included.  Campus Secrets and Spectres (75-Minutes) Discover the g...

    Excellent presentation from our guide. Great ghost stories and was nice to hear the history of the landmarks. Overall a great experience and highly recommended.

  • Toronto: Distillery District Walking Tour

    2. Toronto: Distillery District Walking Tour

    Tour one of Toronto's newest and oldest landmark locations - popular with tourists and locals alike. The Distillery District's Victorian buildings and cobblestone streets are steeped in history, and are today lined with hip indie restaurants, bars, boutiques, galleries, outdoor sculptures and theaters.  On the tour, you will explore the largest and best preserved collection of Victorian industrial architecture in North America. The story of a young, inebriated city collides with the rise of the Gooderham and Worts Distillery, their families and so much more. Spend an hour with one of the expert, enthralling guides who will tell you stories of business intrigue, a drunk city and the company that became the world's largest distillery. The tour includes a visit to Mill Street Brewery for a brief talk.

    I was the only guest on that tour and my guide Nicole was perfect! She was so kind and knowledgeable. She knows everything there is to know about Distillery District and also tells some funny facts. I would recommend everyone to book this tour!

  • Toronto: Evening Distillery District Segway Ghost Tour

    3. Toronto: Evening Distillery District Segway Ghost Tour

    Join the world's least scary ghost tour to hear fun stories while on a roll. Set off on a 40-minute guided Segway tour of Toronto's historic Distillery District—at night.  Perfect for beginners, Segways are fun and easy to ride. Before the tour, you'll spend a few minutes learning how to ride the Segway, starting off with a brief overview of how the machine works, followed by a one-on-one training session with a trained instructor. After your training is complete, ride through the Distillery District with your spooktacular tour guide at a breezy 10 km/h across 14 acres of beautiful bricks, buildings, and creepy history. Do ghosts exist? Nobody really knows. Your tour will delve into the various stories told by past and present workers and guests of a few haunted buildings. Hear ghost stories from various sources and learn about the local history of the area. You'll have a number of sto...

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

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

    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...

    Jordan was a wealth of knowledge. The group size was perfect to ask questions and interact

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What people are saying about Distillery District

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 122 reviews

I was the only guest on that tour and my guide Nicole was perfect! She was so kind and knowledgeable. She knows everything there is to know about Distillery District and also tells some funny facts. I would recommend everyone to book this tour!

Great way to spend an hour with a couple friends learning a little about Toronto's history. The tour guides, Nicole and Sebastian, we're easy going and very knowledgeable.

More than just a distillery tour, our tour guide Erik made the experience as enjoyable as possible with the added history tidbits and lame, but hilarious jokes.

We had so much fun with Basil! He was an excellent guide and very entertaining

I had fun and I learned about the building and area.