Toronto Distillery District Walking Tour

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Toronto Distillery District Walking Tour
from £15.98
Called "One of Toronto's Top 10 Walking Tours" by BlogTO, join us year-round for the story of the Gooderham and Worts Distillery's rise to fame and transformation into the modern Distillery District. Book your tour during any 2019 Toronto Christmas Market weekend and you get to skip the line + admission charge.

You'll love our expert guides interpretation of a drunk city, business intrigue and how Gooderham and Worts became the world's largest distillery. Along the way we'll show you some of the best secret Distillery District spots and photo locations.

The last part of your tour brings you back to the present day Distillery District. Enjoy a small sampling at Soma Chocolate and Mill St. Brewery, two iconic brands that started right in the neighbourhood. Consider it our thank-you for supporting our Canadian-owned Small Business.

Note: Your tour guide can follow a fully accessible route upon request.
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In Brief

Toronto, Canada
1 hour
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Go Tours Canada, 30 Gristmill Lane, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4 Canada

This is the starting point where we meet all guests.

Duration: 1 minute

Stop At: Distillery Historic District, 55 Mill St, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4 Canada

We visit the Distillery District with a number of outdoor and a few indoor stops. We explore the history of the area from its foundation to present day.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Soma Chocolate Maker, 32 Tank House Lane, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4 Canada

Enjoy a small sample of this world-class Chocolatier's seasonal blend. It's not a huge amount in size, but the big flavors will excite your taste buds.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Mill Street Brewery, 21 Mill St, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3R6 Canada

End your tour at one of our favorite local spots! Enjoy a few small beer samples with your guide and finish on a delicious high note.

Duration: 5 minutes


  • Professional guide
  • Local taxes


  • Gratuities

Departure Point

30 Gristmill Lane, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4, Canada

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.83 out of 5 based on the last 23 recent reviews

Tour dealt not only with history of the Distillery District but touched on the history of Toronto and early Canada USA relationships. It had to do this in order to put the Distillery District into perspective importance. Our tour guide (Erik) was very knowledgeable and easy to understand. He did have a few biases which were perhaps not part of the Distillery District history, but allowed for some additional communication connection with the guide.
• Submitted 31 Oct 2019
eric, our guide was full of detail and enthusiasm on this tour-amazing the history and business stories of this area. and beer samples and chocolate to boot !
• Submitted 17 Sep 2019
Graham, our tour guide gave us a great presentation. A short but very interesting way to hear the early history of the district and Toronto.
• Submitted 16 Aug 2019
So pleased we booked this tour, led by well informed knowledgable guide who brought to life the history of this area, and who was keen to answer any questions we had. Despite the temperature being exceptionally low that day! One of the most historic areas of Toronto we visited.
• Submitted 11 Mar 2019
Gavin was a great tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and knew the history of the Distillery. He kept everything lively. I would recommend this tour to anyone. My niece was visiting from overseas for a short time and she enjoyed that full hour of the tour. Thank you Go Tours and Viator for this great tour and time that I got to spend with my niece. All the best.
• Submitted 08 Jan 2019
This was a great tour very informative and extra special because we were the only ones taking the tour which made it very personal.
• Submitted 02 Oct 2018
Great tour guide and appreciated all of his candor! Would recommend - the distillery district is a beautiful location!
• Submitted 26 Apr 2018
Really good tour. We turned up early to find we were the only one's booked on the tour so were able to set off straight away. Our guide was really interesting but also interested in information that we had. The chocolate and beer tastings were great!!
• Submitted 31 Dec 2017
The tour was a great way to know some history on the Distillery District in a short amount of time. Meaghan did a great job! She was quite hilarious so she made the tour so fun.
• Submitted 21 Aug 2017
Josh was a good guide. Originally thought the distillery district would be made up of local distillery's and microbrewers but it is actually an outdoor shopping mall with mostly restaurants and shops. The guide was more of the history of the old Brewery and buildings that were converted to the outdoor mall which I found very interesting despite originally thinking we were going to visit and learn about working distillery's.
• Submitted 10 Aug 2017
Very informative and fun! Eric keep us entertained!
• Submitted 07 Aug 2017
Lots of fun. Josh was personable and had a lot of information I didn't know I wanted to know. So it was perfect! Highly recommend.
• Submitted 05 Aug 2017
Friendly staff, interesting stories and wonderful place!
• Submitted 31 Jul 2017
Our guide was very knowledgeable about the district and its impact on the development of Toronto as a whole. I would recommend this tour to anyone, even if they weren't that interested in distilling/alcohol.
• Submitted 24 Jul 2017
Very cool area to explore
• Submitted 13 Jul 2017
This was an absolutely wonderful trip particularly for a five-hour airport layover. As I cannot sit in the airport that long, I found this walking tour of the Toronto Distillery District very pleasant. Taxi fare to and from the district was a bit hefty but as I said, I cannot sit in the airport plus I wanted to see something of the city. The tour was led by Will Ennis of GoTours who was a knowledgeable and interesting young man. Will educated me with regards to the history of the distillery business in Toronto and also talked about some of the art based in the district. My favorite was the War of the Worldesk alien. After viewing several of the old buildings, we were treated to decadent truffles at Soma Chocolatemaker and had a few samples of craft beer at Mill Street Brewery. Will even suggested a few nearby eateries for a fast bite and showed me where to pick up a taxi back to the airport after my short adventure was over. Overall, this was time well spent. Thanks, Will!
• Submitted 27 Jun 2017
Really enjoyable. Guide enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Taste of chocolate and beer part of trip. Can recommend.
• Submitted 12 Jun 2017
Took this tour with my girlfriend for her birthday. It was informative, and interesting. Our tour guide was energetic and knew his stuff. Had a great time.
• Submitted 07 Feb 2017
Very informative, tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The district was beautiful and I would definitely recommend it to others. I learned things about Toronto that I did not even consider or any background knowledge on. A worthwhile experience.
• Submitted 25 Oct 2016
Informative and interesting walk around the distillery site. The guide was knowledgeable and willing to answer any questions we had, which added to the tour. The free chocolate and beer samples were much appreciated.
• Submitted 14 Sep 2016
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Enjoyed the beer tasting!!!
• Submitted 21 Aug 2017
Informative, enjoyed sampling of local beer and chocolate
• Submitted 08 Oct 2016
It was ok
• Submitted 02 Aug 2017

In Brief

Toronto, Canada
1 hour