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Toronto: 3-hour Tips-Based Walking Tour

1. Toronto: 3-hour Tips-Based Walking Tour

Immerse yourself into the world of Tips-Based Tours on this 3-Hour exploration of the bustling city of Toronto! Start your experience in Berczy park, and meet your Toonie Tours guide with a Red Umbrella near the Dog Fountain. Your professional local guide with start with introductions and a brief overview of the tour itself. One of the best parts of these tours is meeting new friends and other like-minded travelers from around the world. After a short story about William Berczy or another relevant topic within the tour, you'll head East towards St. Lawrence District. One aspect that sets our tours apart is the freedom our guides have with the structure of the tour to personalize each story or location to enhance the experience with their own expertise or passions. After a short walk we'll round the corner to the beautiful architecture of the Gooderham Building. The 100 year old building is in the iconic flatiron style and wows travelers. Your guide will bring it's history to life including why and where it's situated within the Greater Toronto area. Your guide will travel north into Old Toronto. Here, you'll hear tales of how the city got it's name, and what it could possibly mean. You'll see impressive architecture from gothic, to modern, to art deco. Enjoy hidden courtyards within the skyscrapers that will remind you how nice it is to be with a knowledgeable guide. The next stop is right before going underground. The tour will enter the P.A.T.H, Toronto's underground network of public streets that protect us from the elements and intrigue the tourist to know more about the 30 kilometers of restaurants, shopping, services and entertainment. We'll take the underground for a few blocks to avoid traffic and see some highlights of the system. We pop up from below right near Toronto's Old City Hall, where prime storytelling meets epic architecture which makes for the perfect photo op before walking across the street to Nathan Phillips Square. Here, you'll have an opportunity to take a short break, use the washroom, fill up your water bottle, and take the iconic Toronto sign picture. After a short break we walk to University Ave and round the corner to the Campbell House Museum. This house is the oldest house in Toronto, built in the old town of York and moved to this site in the mid 1900's to remember to noble work of Sir Justice Campbell. We continue to John Street where along the way you will be subject to incredible views of the CN Tower. John Street is the Entertainment District so you may want to poke your guide for a few recommendations while you walk. You'll arrive at David Pecaut Square where you will hear the amazing story of a Canadian hero, Terry Fox. This heart warming story will put a pep in your step to bring you to Union Station, Toronto central transit hub and iconic building. The tour will end right back at Berczy Park where you can make further plans with newfound friends and tip your guide for the terrific experience.

Toronto: 3–Hour Secret Food Tour

2. Toronto: 3–Hour Secret Food Tour

Lose yourself in the storied halls of the St. Lawrence Market, a must-visit destination for foodies that was established in 1803 and is one of the city's oldest landmarks. Here, you will taste some of Toronto's best culinary offerings and immerse yourself in the local food culture. From there, you’ll venture onto the Distillery District, a pedestrian-only area that boasts charming cobblestone streets and beautiful Victorian-era buildings. This district was once the largest distillery in the world and has since been transformed into a hub for arts, culture, and entertainment. First up, we’ll visit a local fish market where you’ll sample wild-caught sockeye salmon cured in Canadian maple syrup. Then we'll visit a pub known for making one of the best versions of the "peameal bacon sandwich", also known as Canadian bacon. Next, you'll indulge in a popular no-bake dessert whose origin is shrouded in mystery. After leaving the market, you'll unearth an Indian-inspired dish that has taken Toronto by surprise and is now a staple of the city's street food scene. And for a great end, you'll devour the mouth-watering goodness of a classic Canadian pastry, the famous Butter Tart. As with all our tours, there is also our delicious Secret Dish.

Toronto: Downtown City Landmarks Self-Guided Audio Tour

3. Toronto: Downtown City Landmarks Self-Guided Audio Tour

Discover the majesty and culture of Toronto. See its top sights and its quirky and breathtaking hidden gems with a handy and informative digital guide app. Let your eye wander at your ease through Toronto’s iconic streets, old architecture, skyscrapers, and high-rise buildings. See some of the most glamorous squares in Toronto, such as Nathan Phillips Square, and Yonge Dundas Square. As you tour, pass the Hockey Hall of Fame, the iconic Gooderham Building and Berczy Park with its dog fountain sculpture, and the astonishing Old and New Toronto City Hall. Complete your tour at St Michael's Cathedral Basilica, the oldest church in Toronto. Treat yourself to lunch at St. Lawerence Market and shop from the local food and goods vendors inside.

Toronto: Canadian Food Discovery at the St Lawrence Market

4. Toronto: Canadian Food Discovery at the St Lawrence Market

Discover the local cuisine of Toronto with a visit to a famous food market and enjoy the most delectable local eats with an expert knowledge guide. After a brief introduction to Old Town Toronto (the neighborhood where your tour takes place), your guide will walk you past Berczy Park which features a stunning new fountain. From there, make your way to one of your guide's favorite coffee shops for a brew of your choice, before you visit a small sandwich shop nearby which is reputed to have the best apple cake in the world. From there, head to St. Lawrence Market, which National Geographic once declared the “best food market in the world”. At the market, you’ll learn about the origin of Toronto’s official signature food: the peameal bacon sandwich. Celebrity chefs from Emeril to Anthony Bourdain have bitten into one of these, and now it’s your turn. Time will be spent inside St. Lawrence Market visiting vendors and sampling foods that have played an important role in the cultures of immigrants who settled there over the past two centuries. Learn about foods that have become common in this region, including how some of the favorites are virtually unknown outside of Ontario. Each food stop offers the opportunity to interact with vendors, ask questions, and learn even more from the experts. Foods throughout your tour can include butter tarts, artisanal mustard and pretzel sticks, ginger ale, Montreal-style bagels, cheese curds, pierogis, maple candy, and more. The final stop on the tour will be a local pub that has been around for decades. This spot serves creative versions of the popular French-Canadian dish known as poutine. By the end of the tour, you will not only have a better understanding of what Canadian food is, but also a little bit about what it means to be Canadian.

Old Toronto self-guided walking tour & scavenger hunt

5. Old Toronto self-guided walking tour & scavenger hunt

Are you planning a visit to Toronto? Our tourist scavenger hunts will take you throughout Old Toronto from Union Station to the lakefront, by way of the CN Tower of course! You will have to solve challenges at every step to discover your next destination. At each step, you will learn a little history as well as interesting facts about what surrounds you. The Old Toronto City Tourist Scavenger Hunt is a 3.7 km / 2.3 mi self-guided walking tour with challenges along the way. It should take you 2-3 hours to complete. - A fun learning experience - Learn some local history - Challenge your knowledge: 27 varied challenges - Walk at your own pace: 3.7 km / 2.3 mi - Start whenever you are ready, from your smartphone – no fixed schedule - Take as little, or as much time as you wish to complete your hunt Buy 1 scavenger hunt for your party of 1 to 6 people.

Toronto: City's Greatest Hits Walking Tour

6. Toronto: City's Greatest Hits Walking Tour

Explore Toronto’s history and culture on a walking tour focussed on the city’s past and present. See the city’s key landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square, Old City Hall, St. James Cathedral, and St. Lawrence Market, and enter Toronto's First Post Office. Start in the very heart of downtown Toronto, making your way through the Yonge-Bay Corridor and Financial district. Take a peek into the city’s past in the Old Town. Listen to accounts of some of the famous architects, founders, and influential people who shaped what you see today. Follow your guide through the streets and stop outside the most iconic spots such as the Eaton Center, Old City Hall, Nathan Phillips Square, Osgoode Hall, TD Square, Brookfield Place, The Gooderham Flatiron Building, and St. James Cathedral. Then, step inside Canada's oldest surviving purpose-built post office, in the heart of Toronto's historic St. Lawrence district. Learn about its use throughout the years. Continue to St. Lawrence Market, a major public market building once named the world’s best food market by National Geographic.

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What people are saying about Berczy Park

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Tai was a great tour guide and really friendly. Showed us the main parts of the city, learnt lots of new facts and saw many cool and unique places. Was definitely a lovely introduction to the city of Toronto.

It is a very nice tour to know better the city, the history and little stories related to Toronto. Our guide, Joel, was super nice. I liked it, and would advise others to do it.

Joel was an excellent giude around the city, showing us hidden treasures! Great humour, loved the trivia quiz! Good pace over the 5 miles.

The tour was really good, and i learn a lot about Toronto.

The guy was very nice e prepared!! Beautiful experience