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    Price

    Gratuity-based 

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    Tour Capacity

    5 - 25

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    Duration

    3 Hours

Tour Details

Price

Gratuity-based 

Duration

3 Hours

Distance

5-7 km / 3-4.5 mile walk

Meeting Location

Berczy Park Your guide will be holding a red umbrella

Group Size

5 - 25

Ages

All ages

Important Notes

  • Your online booking is only valid requiring that you check in 15 minutes pre-tour.
  • The closest restrooms to the tour start location are at Tim Horton’s
  • Restrooms are also available at the mid-tour break.
  • Due to the nature of the city and the locations we visit, the tour is not wheelchair accessible, however please consider a private tour.
  • The tour is best enjoyed by those comfortable with extended walking and standing; not recommended for individuals with limited mobility.
  • While walk-ups are welcome based on availability, securing your spot is advised by booking the tour online.
  • This tour is not available for school groups or large parties, please book a private tour.

Tour Advantage

  • Walk through Historic Old Toronto, Ontario’s capital city, and discover how the small settlement of York became the bustling metropolis of Toronto
  • Take photos of iconic spots such as the CN Tower, the Gooderham Building, Union Station, Old and New City Hall and more.
  • Walk along Yonge Street, the world’s longest street, through the Financial District, and the PATH underground city
  • Discover hidden art and architectural gems
  • Hear stories on how Torontonians have influenced Canadian and Global historic events

Tickets

  • Instant Confirmation
  • Email & Mobile Tickets Accepted

What’s Included

  • Local English-speaking guide, Spanish when selected
  • Passionately researched local history
  • Recommendations for the best food, entertainment, and nightlife
  • Introductions on must-do experiences

What’s Not Included

  • Gratuities for your guide ($30/person tells your guide you had an excellent experience)

What to Bring

  • Cash or credit card to tip your guide ($30/person says you had an great experience)
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Water
  • Secured camera
  • Appropriate clothing/umbrella for the always-changing weather
  • Your sense of humour and adventure!

Important...

While we do accept walk-up participants, our tours regularly sell out. To get your preferred tour and to avoid missing out, we highly recommend booking as soon as possible.

Toronto Free Walking Tour - Overview

The Toronto Free Walking Tour is more than a touristy sightseeing excursion; it’s a chance to be immersed in the buzzing downtown of Canada’s largest city. From its humble beginnings as a fur trading outpost and small naval-base to the glittering metropolis of high-rise buildings that stand today, Toronto has a rich and vibrant history, present and future, which can be best experienced by walking the streets with a local. The city’s unique perspective, being made up of almost 50% immigrants from every corner of the world, allows guests to travel the globe all in one city.

Your local guide will make Toronto’s rich history come alive, and will take you past iconic and picture-ready sites that will sure to provide lasting memories. Your guide will recount stories that will immerse you in Toronto culture and lore, and provide recommendations for the rest of your trip for must-see, must-do and must-taste adventures. As you make your way through Toronto, you won’t just be observing the city—you’ll become a part of Toronto’s ongoing story.

So, whether you’re a solo traveller, a family on vacation, or a local revisiting your city’s charm, Toonie Tours promises a Toronto experience like no other. With stories that resonate, moments that captivate, and a personal touch that endears, this is one journey you won’t forget.

Join us, and let the streets of Toronto unfold their tales, one step at a time, always in good company. 

 

 

Get the Lay of the Land

This is the perfect tour for your first day in the city. Get your bearings while you explore the must-see sights of the Downtown core, as well as gather recommendations for the rest of your visit in Toronto.

 

 

Meet The Locals & Fellow Travelers

We know one of the most exciting things about travelling is meeting new people. This tour attracts the most diverse group of people, from locals to travellers, affluent to budget-conscious, east to west, north to south. Come be part of the diversity and fun!

 

 

Friendly, Personable, Award-Winning Guides

Take a tour with a guide who is primed and on-point every time. Our gratuity-based model rewards and retains the best performing guides in the industry. Come see for yourself.

 

 

Local Recommendations & Travel Tips

Our knowledgeable, local guides are filled with suggestions for you to make the most of your trip, and they look forward to answering your every question. 

 

 

Affordable For Any Budget

Do you have a limited budget? No problem! Never heard of a budget? Also not a problem! We accept your gratuities large and small all the same. 

 

 

Time Bound? Opt for The Ultimate Overview

Experience the best of our city in just a few short hours with a tour focused on offering the most coverage and value that you can get

Why Toonie Tours

The Best Value. Hands-Down

We understand your time is valuable, especially when visiting for the first time with a finite schedule and budget. That’s why our company is the most logical choice when choosing a tour - join our Free Tour risk-free, and get the best guides the city has to offer who hone their craft day-in-and-day-out with real, tangible feedback from the gratuity-based reciprocity.

Connected Locally & Nationally

We have partners across the country in high and low places. Our guides can set you up with exclusive access to deals, day-trips, events, venues, attractions, and more. Take a tour with the most connected guide network in the country - Toonie Tours.

What Our Guests Are Saying

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Jasmine H

“An absolutely amazing tour with Joshua. He was knowledgeable, funny and a great storyteller. Toronto is a big city, and he has a great route planned so that you get to see the most of downtown. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the big 6ix for the first time!”

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Barbara P

“I had limited time in Toronto, so I decided to take this tour to get the highlights. Our tour guide Joel was great. He made the tour very interactive by getting us involved with trivia questions that were fun. We walked around and got to see the major neighbourhoods in Toronto. I learned a lot about the city and saw places I wouldn't have otherwise explored on my own.”

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Grant T

“I did the three hour city tour on the 7th September 2023 with Ally. This was a fantastic tour with Ally proving to be knowledgeable with just the right amount of enthusiasm that brings a smile to your face. It was fantastic to see some aspects of Toronto that I know without this tour I would have missed”

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Carolijn B

“The tour was great! It was a good tour to start my stay in Toronto! Tai showed all the highlights, together with a lot of hidden gems in the city. As a local, he really knew his way around and where the 'places to be' are. Would recommend this tour to everyone visiting the city!”

A Brand You Can Trust

  • Toured 35,000 World-Wide Friends Since 2018

  • 2000+ 5-star Reviews

  • Award Winning Tours & Service

Frequently Asked Questions

Spot the red umbrella at the tour starting point. If it's not visible, we regret that we won't be able to connect you with your guide once the tour begins.

Yes! We accept cash, credit cards, and all foreign currencies. You can also make payment through PayPal or e-transfer to payments@toonietours.ca, specifying your tour guide in the note. Thank you!

Yes! However, please note that there will be sections where stairs are required.

You can find paid parking at the Vancouver Convention Centre W- Lot - https://maps.app.goo.gl/wvysATxKHiVU9SVR7. We recommend booking it for 3.5 hours or more

Yes! There are ATMs at our midway stop and final stop.

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Toronto Free Walking Tour

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