Friday, June 5

Foodie tour: St. Lawrence Market

Friday, June 5, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Taste where Toronto began! Over 200 years ago, Indigenous people traded goods from canoes and fished for salmon on the shores of Lake Ontario behind where the market stands today.

Join us on a short walk around old town for a brief history lesson before we enter the market to taste Portuguese treats, Jewish bagels, candied salmon, local Ontario cheeses, genuine Ukrainian pierogis, butter tarts and the peameal bacon sandwich enjoyed by several famous chefs including Emeril Lagasse, Anthony Bourdain, and Guy Fieri.

Learn how one of the richest women in the world learned her business acumen selling carrots in the market's basement. Be sure to attend on an empty stomach because you are sure to be filled to the brim by the end of the tour. If you love food and you love history, you will love this tour!

  • One private air-conditioned vehicle
  • One tour staff
  • Walking food tour and tasting

Length: four hours
Cost: $216 per person + HST
Minimum: 30 participants | Maximum 54 participants

Historical Toronto city tour with stop at Casa Loma

Friday, June 5, 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Take a step back in time and learn about the rich history of one of North America’s largest cities. Our knowledgeable and experienced tour guides will immerse you in centuries of historical sites and buildings across the city.

The tour will begin at the hotel and from there guests will be transported through numerous decades and centuries, with each stop giving you a snapchat of the past. Some key sites that will be visited include:

  • The Royal York officially opened its doors in 1929 and was the largest hotel on the Commonwealth at the time. If you are lucky, you might be able to spot the Queen of England as she frequents this grand hotel when she is in town.
  • The Gooderham Building is the focal point of one of Toronto's most iconic vistas: looking west down Front Street towards the building's prominent rounded corner, framed on the sides by the heritage commercial blocks along Front Street, and with the skyscrapers of the Financial District towering in the background.
  • Lawrence Market originated during Toronto’s rapid growth in 1803. Recognized as one of the world best food markets by National Geographic, your guide will go in depth about the Great Fire that once engulfed Old Toronto and St. Lawrence.
  • The tour will finish at Casa Loma. Transport back in time to a period of European elegance and splendour in this former home of Canadian financier Sir Henry Pallatt. This grand castle was the meeting place for Toronto’s socialites in times past. Guests will have access to the full home, as well as the beautiful grounds.

  • One private air-conditioned vehicle
  • One tour staff
  • Guided city tour
  • Admission to Casa Loma

Length: four hours
Cost: $94 per person + HST
Minimum: 30 participants | Maximum 54 participants

Glass blowing experience

Friday, June 5, 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

A perfect tour option for the art lover, this experience takes place in a beautiful all-electric glass studio at the Artscape Wychwood Barns.

Guests will have the opportunity to design their very own glass-blown flower, with the assistance of the incredibly talented staff. The Flower Workshop is geared to absolute beginners, so everyone is welcome!

This workshop focuses on an arts and entertainment experience rather than technical training. As the group is guided through a hot glass experience, guests will learn and observe many aspects of the art of glass blowing.

***Glass blown flowers will need to cool overnight, therefore they will be delivered to the guest hotel the next day.

  • One private air-conditioned Vehicle
  • One tour staff
  • Glass blowing tutorial and experience
  • Glass blown blower (made by you)

Length: four hours
Cost: $199 per person + HST
Minimum: 20 participants | Maximum 26 participants

East-end and west-end brewery tours

Friday, June 5, 12:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Come along on a Canadian beer journey as we visit three craft breweries—one tour in the west-end and another in the east-end.

Your choice! Learn how to taste craft beer like a pro and find out what goes on behind the scenes.

At each brewery you will receive a 20 oz sample of beer and you will learn how to differentiate flavour profiles from one beer style to the next. It's a fun and social beer tour—we get the group talking about all things craft beer. We even pair gourmet food with your beer samples.

West-end and east-end tours departing from the MTCC on Friday afternoon and Saturday late afternoon.

  • One private air-conditioned vehicle
  • One tour staff
  • Brewing tutorial and experience
  • Beer and food pairing

Length: Four hours
Cost: $198 per person + HST
Minimum: 20 participants | Maximum 25 participants

Walking and tasting tour in the Distillery District

Friday, June 5, 12:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Once home to the largest distillery in the British Empire, Toronto’s Distillery District is a showcase of the best-preserved collection of Victorian industrial architecture in all of North America.

The Gooderham and Worts Distillery (the original name) played an important role in the real estate and banking growth of both the city and nation.

The guided tour of this pedestrian-only village includes a selection of 40 restored buildings, tapping into decades of history. This tour will take the group through the history of the area and guides will tell tales of booze, death and prohibition.

There will be stops along the way to taste some of the best chocolates, beers and a variety of spirits.

  • One private air-conditioned vehicle
  • One tour staff
  • Walking and tasting tour

Length: four hours
Cost: $147 per person + HST
Minimum: 30 participants | Maximum 54 participants

 

Saturday, June 6

Niagara Falls day tour (with lunch)

Saturday, June 6, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Niagara Falls is an awe-inspiring Canadian tourist destination. With water entering the Niagara River representing about 20 percent of the world’s fresh water, the falls give off a round-the-clock roar, a refreshing—and surprisingly far-reaching—mist, and a reminder of just how wondrous this natural world is. Guests will be picked up at a downtown location and will enjoy a scenic ride to Niagara, with a licensed Niagara guide detailing the history of the region during the trip.

Upon arrival at the falls, guests will climb aboard the Hornblower Cruise. A ride into the heart of the falls aboard Hornblower’s state-of-the-art 700-passenger catamaran is an absolute must. Guests will sail in the Great Gorge, past the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls, finishing with an up-close and personal experience of the thundering roar, awesome power and amazing mist of the mighty Canadian Horseshoe Falls. Guests will have front of the line access, with priority boarding on the Hornblower Cruise.

For lunch, the newly renovated Fallsview Buffet is more than a buffet, it’s an experience. With breathtaking views, this dining destination offers great food and good conversation. Located on the Fallsview Dining Level of the Sheraton, the restaurant features specially prepared culinary delights that combine the freshest of ingredients in a display of taste and talent.

Before returning to the city, guests will have the opportunity to visit two of the best wineries in the Niagara region. This tour includes tasting at a local winery.

  • One private air-conditioned vehicle
  • One licensed Niagara tour guide 
  • Admission for the Hornblower Cruise
  • Buffet lunch
  • Wine tasting and tour

Length: nine hours
Cost: $203 per person + HST
Minimum: 40 participants | Maximum 55 participants

Foodie tour: St. Lawrence Market

Saturday, June 6, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Taste where Toronto began! Over 200 years ago, Indigenous people traded goods from canoes and fished for salmon on the shores of Lake Ontario behind where the market stands today.

Join us on a short walk around old town for a brief history lesson before we enter the market to taste Portuguese treats, Jewish bagels, candied salmon, local Ontario cheeses, genuine Ukrainian pierogis, butter tarts and the peameal bacon sandwich enjoyed by several famous chefs including Emeril Lagasse, Anthony Bourdain, and Guy Fieri.

Learn how one of the richest women in the world learned her business acumen selling carrots in the market's basement. Be sure to attend on an empty stomach because you are sure to be filled to the brim by the end of the tour. If you love food and you love history, you will love this tour!

  • One private air-conditioned vehicle
  • One tour staff
  • Walking food tour and tasting 

Length: four hours
Cost: $216 per person + HST
Minimum: 30 participants | Maximum 54 participants

Toronto biking excursion

Saturday, June 6, 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Explore Toronto’s downtown core in a way that is only possible by bicycle!

See downtown Toronto’s key sights, including cultural and historical landmarks, as well as major attractions. You’ll cruise to spots where only bikes can go to experience unique scenic views and locations. Along the way, you’ll hear stories about Toronto’s colorful past, present, and future.

The tour is suitable for almost anyone, from beginner to advanced riders, as we move at an easy pace and make plenty of stops to talk and take in the sights. Our guides are expert city riders and very familiar with Toronto.

  • One professional tour guide
  • 3.5 hour guided bike tour throughout Toronto

Length: four hours
Cost: $183 per person + HST
Minimum: 10 participants | Maximum 70 participants

City tour with stop at MOCA

Saturday, June 6, 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Financial capital, cultural centre, ethnically diverse community, Toronto is a source of inspiration and imagination.

Our knowledgeable and experienced tours guides will start at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) and take you by many of the familiar landmark areas of Toronto.

After exploring the downtown core, we will work our way west through some of Toronto’s cultural neighbourhoods and end up in the The Junction, one of the liveliest neighbourhoods west of downtown Toronto, including the Dundas West Open Air Museum.

The tour will finish at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). The museum moved in September 2018 into a landmark 55,000 square foot heritage building. This advanced 20 years of exhibiting, collecting and nurturing innovative contemporary art and cultural practices.

  • One private air-conditioned vehicle
  • One tour staff
  • Guided city tour
  • Admission to MOCA

Length: four hours
Cost: $87 per person + HST
Minimum: 30 participants | Maximum 54 participants

City tour with stop in Distillery District and lunch

Saturday, June 6, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Financial capital, cultural centre, ethnically diverse community—Toronto is a source of inspiration and imagination. Soak in this exciting, vibrant and cosmopolitan city and see how over 100 different cultures blend together. Your guests will explore the city and various neighbourhoods with the help of their professional guide.

Your tour will start out in the downtown core, passing through the financial district and skyscrapers, before heading to Toronto’s west end. It is here guests will get to see what makes this city so cosmopolitan. The tour will include a commentary on West Queen West, a neighbourhood described as “one of the coolest in the world” by Vogue magazine, before driving through various areas of the city such as Chinatown and Little Italy.

The group will then head to the east end of the city and will stop at Toronto’s historic Distillery District. Once home to the largest distillery in the British Empire, this guided walking tour is a showcase of the best-preserved collection of Victorian Industrial architecture in all of North America.

The Gooderham and Worts Distillery played an important role in the real estate and banking growth of both the city and nation. The guided tour of this pedestrian-only village features 40 restored buildings plus decades of incredible history. Stand on the original site of Torontoʼs tallest building, see the place where Al Capone was spotted see the areas featured in recent Hollywood films. Lunch will be held at the Mill Street Brewery.

  • One private air-conditioned vehicle
  • One tour staff
  • Guided city tour
  • Three-course lunch and one alcoholic drink 

Length: four hours
Cost: $137 per person + HST
Minimum: 30 participants | Maximum 54 participants

Indigenous historical tour

Saturday, June 6, 1–4:30 p.m.

Join us as artist, activist, ancestral knowledge-keeper, historian, and young spiritual elder, Philip Cote, MFA, takes you on an adventurous tour, unveiling a deep history of the land dating as far back as 13,500 years.

Carrying on the oral traditions of storytelling learned through his ancestors, Philip will share his wisdom and engage you in an experiential historic Indigenous tour of the City of Toronto including significant Indigenous sites and markers along the Humber River, a ceremonial site and astronomical observatory "bear mound," and the tree markers of High Park and a traditional medicine walk. This tour will leave you enlightened and will give you a better understanding of the land we inhabit, and a better understanding of our shared history.

  • One private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional tour guide

Length: three and a half hours
Cost: $113 per person + HST
Minimum: 30 participants | Maximum 54 participants

Harbour cruise

Saturday, June 6, 2–5 p.m.

One of the most exciting ways to see Toronto is on a relaxing and scenic cruise on Lake Ontario. You will be transported away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city into the relaxing world of life on the water, providing you with wonderful views of the city and lake. Your ship will feature modern and elegant design on its dining decks which boast panoramic windows.

The outer deck can be fully enclosed, or open air with the windows open enjoy the fresh lake breeze. The Klancy can cruise through Toronto Island lagoons, the inner harbour and on Lake Ontario.

The Klancy II provides views of Toronto Island, the harbour and the city’s skyline. All of the vessels are very well maintained, clean, serviced and Coast Guard certified.

  • One private air-conditioned vehicle
  • One tour staff
  • Cruise around Toronto’s harbour and islands
  • Snack food platters and unlimited non-alcoholic beverages

Length: four hours
Cost: $207 per person + HST
Minimum: 40 participants | Maximum 55 participants

East-end and west-end brewery tours

Saturday, June 6, 5:30 p.m.– 9:30 p.m.

Come along on a Canadian beer journey as we visit three craft breweries—one tour in the west-end and another in the east-end. Your choice!

Learn how to taste craft beer like a pro and find out what goes on behind the scenes.

At each brewery you will receive a 20 oz sample of beer and you will learn how to differentiate flavour profiles from one beer style to the next. It's a fun and social beer tour—we get the group talking about all things craft beer. We even pair gourmet food with your beer samples.

West-end and east-end tours departing from the MTCC on Friday afternoon and Saturday late afternoon.

  • One private air-conditioned vehicle
  • One tour staff
  • Brewing tutorial and experience
  • Beer and food pairing

Length: Four hours
Cost: $198 per person + HST
Minimum: 20 participants | Maximum 25 participants

 

Sunday, June 7

Yorkville walking tour and lunch

Sunday, June 7, 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Yorkville—Toronto's original bohemian enclave in the 1960s, has long given way to designer boutiques, high-end hotels and restaurants where locals go to see and be seen, watching a never-ending parade of Maserati and Ferraris.

Your tour guide will take you around Cumberland and Yorkville Avenue, through small courtyards and alleyways, with a stop at the contemporary Yorkville Park.

Lunch will be held in Yorkville at the Fortunate Fox restaurant.

  • One private air-conditioned vehicle
  • One tour staff
  • Guided walking tour
  • Three-course lunch and one glass of wine

Length: four hours
Cost: $158 per person + HST
Minimum: 30 participants | Maximum 54 participants

City tour with stop at MOCA

Sunday, June 7, 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Financial capital, cultural centre, ethnically diverse community, Toronto is a source of inspiration and imagination.

Our knowledgeable and experienced tours guides will start at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) and take you by many of the familiar landmark areas of Toronto.

After exploring the downtown core, we will work our way west through some of Toronto’s cultural neighbourhoods and end up in the The Junction, one of the liveliest neighbourhoods west of downtown Toronto, including the Dundas West Open Air Museum.

The tour will finish at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). The museum moved in September 2018 into a landmark 55,000 square foot heritage building. This advanced 20 years of exhibiting, collecting and nurturing innovative contemporary art and cultural practices.

  • One private air-conditioned vehicle
  • One tour staff
  • Guided city tour
  • Admission to MOCA

Length: four hours
Cost: $87 per person + HST
Minimum: 30 participants | Maximum 54 participants

City tour with stop in Distillery District and lunch

Sunday, June 7, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Financial capital, cultural centre, ethnically diverse community—Toronto is a source of inspiration and imagination. Soak in this exciting, vibrant and cosmopolitan city and see how over 100 different cultures blend together. Your guests will explore the city and various neighbourhoods with the help of their professional guide.

Your tour will start out in the downtown core, passing through the financial district and skyscrapers, before heading to Toronto’s west end. It is here guests will get to see what makes this city so cosmopolitan. The tour will include a commentary on West Queen West, a neighbourhood described as “one of the coolest in the world” by Vogue magazine, before driving through various areas of the city such as Chinatown and Little Italy.

The group will then head to the east end of the city and will stop at Toronto’s historic Distillery District. Once home to the largest distillery in the British Empire, this guided walking tour is a showcase of the best-preserved collection of Victorian Industrial architecture in all of North America.

The Gooderham and Worts Distillery played an important role in the real estate and banking growth of both the city and nation. The guided tour of this pedestrian-only village features 40 restored buildings plus decades of incredible history. Stand on the original site of Torontoʼs tallest building, see the place where Al Capone was spotted see the areas featured in recent Hollywood films. Lunch will be held at the Mill Street Brewery.

  • One private air-conditioned vehicle
  • One tour staff
  • Guided city tour
  • Three-course lunch and one alcoholic drink

Length: four hours
Cost: $137 per person + HST
Minimum: 30 participants | Maximum 54 participants

Trip to the Toronto Zoo

Sunday, June 7, 10:45 a.m.–3 p.m.

With more than 5,000 animals from around the world and over 10 kms of walking trails, the Toronto Zoo is fun for all ages and the perfect spot to unleash your inner animal! Nestled in the heart of the Rouge National Urban Park, you are invited to come face-to-face with animals big and small. Come see all they do at the Toronto Zoo!

  • There are 26 passes available courtesy of the Toronto Zoo.
  • Sign up is at the host city desk – first come, first served. 
  • The mini coach will depart from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre’s South Building at 10:45 a.m., and will leave the Toronto Zoo at 2:15 p.m.

Guided tour of the Aga Khan Museum

Sunday, June 7, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour and discover connections between cultures and across time at the Aga Khan Museum, North America's first museum exclusively dedicated to the arts of Muslim civilizations. Surrounded by the 17-acre Aga Khan Park, the museum is a stunning home to historical and contemporary exhibitions, live arts and film programming, an exquisite permanent collection, and a vibrant educational program.

For a sneak peek, or for more programming information, visit: www.agakhanmuseum.org.

  • There are 27 passes available, curtesy of the Aga Khan Museum.
  • Sign up is at the host city desk—first come, first serve. 
  • The mini-coach will depart from the Metro Convention Centre South Building at 11 a.m.

Walking and tasting tour in the Distillery District

Sunday, June 7, 12:30 p.m.– 4:30 p.m.

Once home to the largest distillery in the British Empire, Toronto’s Distillery District is a showcase of the best-preserved collection of Victorian industrial architecture in all of North America.

The Gooderham and Worts Distillery (the original name) played an important role in the real estate and banking growth of both the city and nation. The guided tour of this pedestrian-only village includes a selection of 40 restored buildings, tapping into decades of history.

This tour will take the group through the history of the area and guides will tell tales of booze, death and prohibition. There will be stops along the way to taste some of the best chocolates, beers and a variety of spirits.

  • One private air-conditioned vehicle
  • One tour staff
  • Walking and tasting tour

Length: four hours
Cost: $147 per person + HST
Minimum: 30 participants | Maximum 54 participants

Toronto biking excursion

Sunday, June 7, 12:30–4:30 p.m.

Explore Toronto’s downtown core in a way that is only possible by bicycle!

See downtown Toronto’s key sights, including cultural and historical landmarks, as well as major attractions. You’ll cruise to spots where only bikes can go to experience unique scenic views and locations.

Along the way, you’ll hear stories about Toronto’s colorful past, present, and future. The tour is suitable for almost anyone, from beginner to advanced riders, as we move at an easy pace and make plenty of stops to talk and take in the sights.

Our guides are expert city riders and very familiar with Toronto.

  • One professional tour guide
  • 3.5 hour guided bike tour throughout Toronto

Length: four hours
Cost: $183 per person + HST
Minimum: 10 participants | Maximum 70 participants

Harbour cruise

Sunday, June 7, 2–5 p.m.

One of the most exciting ways to see Toronto is on a relaxing and scenic cruise on Lake Ontario.

You will be transported away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city into the relaxing world of life on the water, providing you with wonderful views of the city and lake.

Your ship will feature modern and elegant design on its dining decks which boast panoramic windows.

The outer deck can be fully enclosed, or open air with the windows open enjoy the fresh lake breeze. The Klancy can cruise through Toronto Island lagoons, the inner harbour and on Lake Ontario.

The Klancy II provides views of Toronto Island, the harbour and the city’s skyline. All of the vessels are very well maintained, clean, serviced and Coast Guard certified.

  • One private air-conditioned vehicle
  • One tour staff
  • Cruise around Toronto’s harbour and islands
  • Snack food platters and unlimited non-alcoholic beverages

Length: four hours
Cost: $207 per person + HST
Minimum: 40 participants | Maximum 55 participants

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