Guided tour

Toronto: Distillery District Historic Walking Tour

Activity provider: Go Tours Canada
Guided tour

Toronto: Distillery District Historic Walking Tour

Activity provider: Go Tours Canada

From US$ 17.55 per person

Walk through Toronto's iconic Distillery District with an expert guide. Join a walking tour featuring some of Toronto's best history and explore some secret areas.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Discover incredible architecture from the inside and out
  • Visit the former largest Distillery in the world and learn about its rise to glory and fall from grace
  • Hear stories from the city's early wild years
Full description
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. 
  • 1-hour walking tour
  • Professional tour guide
  • Sales tax
  • Optional gratuities

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Meeting point

The meeting point is located within the Distillery District. We are located near the Red Heart at Parliament St. and Mill St. Please check in at the office located at 11 Gristmill Lane, Toronto, ON M5A3C4.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera

Know before you go

  • This tour is generally recommended for those aged 10 years and above
  • Walking level is easy
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 133 reviews

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I went for the distillery district tour in order to learn something about the history. I was very surprised how much I learned and that the tour is kind of a walk through an outdoor museum including a lot of exhibitions, previous factory places and manufacturer tools. The tour is interesting and entertaining at the same time. So I can highly recommend the tour :)!

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January 15, 2023

Milo was a great tour guide story teller, I enjoyed touring Distillery area with him and history behind it. The tour ended with a chocolate tasting in one of the nearby shops. He was very knowledgable and fun. I recommend his tours to everyone. At the end of the tour, he even helped me with directions to my next stop in Toronto.

December 28, 2022

Nicole was excellent distillary tour guide. She was knowledgable and personable and more than capable to answer related questions. She did not cancel tour as lone participant and she even went into overtime no complaints. Recommend tour. Interesting history that expands beyond Toronto limits.

October 28, 2021

Product ID: 155010