Toronto History - Old Town & Distillery area tour!
Meet at the whimsical Berczy Park dog fountain learning it's details and short history. We proceed to venture into Old Town Toronto where guests learn all about the famous landmarks and sights! First guests get the rundown on long lost buildings and secret anecdotes about the early history of Toronto and it's predecessor the Town of York. We see Victorian churches and cathedrals, gothic revival famous landmarks and continue on.
Next we see the world famous St. Lawrence Market where guests can meet the vendors and find out about the hidden gems and best bargains to be found. Learn about the owners and also the background of the foods! Visitors will be taught about the unknown insider stories of the history of the market, and the former buildings long gone from the site! From the St. Lawrence Market we then visit a relatively unknown gem even to locals! One of the oldest standing historic buildings in Toronto, that doubles as a working post office!
Finally we explore a hidden courtyard and then on to the famous Distillery Historic District. Guests don't experience this place unless with a guide! We cover the hidden history and the true stories of the growth of the former largest distillery in the British Empire. We finish here with a photo and insider's guide to smuggling, gangsters and Prohibition!
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is parking around the Old Town and Berczy Park, 35 Wellington St. E, Toronto. Please plan to arrive on time and that includes plenty of time to park, use the subway, walk, or however you are arriving at the dog fountain at Berczy Park. I will not use my phone after 15 mins past the start time of the tour, and there are no refunds available for anyone who misses the departure unless you have cancelled the tour a minimum of 12 hours in advance.
What can I bring into the event?
You SHOULD wear comfortable footwear for walking, applicable to the season. You should wear proper clothing and especially wear warm hat and gloves in the winter. The tour will run in any weather, and can be outside in the heat or the freezing cold winter. We will cool off or warm up as often as possible!
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can email me at experienceTO@outlook.com
I can be reached at 647 236 6381. I repeat I WILL NOT answer my phone any later than 15 mins into a tour.
What's the refund policy?
Full refund if cancelled 12 hours or more before the start of the tour. NO REFUNDS AT ALL for any cancellations inside 12 hours before tour time, and certainly no refunds for no shows or anyone who misses the tour. Please plan properly and cancel in time, and/or arrive for a tour when it starts.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
No, in order to prevent any refund issues or confusion, anyone booked should be the person who attends, unless pre-arranged via email/phone, and/or as a gift etc. etc.