Sunday, July 22nd Early Afternoon Events
 

Distillery Deluxe Tasting Tour
12:30pm - 3:15pm
$85 per person

Visit some of the finest artisanal food and drink available in the Distillery and city with professional guides. Stop by Ontario Sake, Soma Chocolate, Spirit of York, Wildly Delicious, and Mill St. Brewery for a great tasting experience. While tasting your way through the area, you'll learn some history of a drunk Toronto while gaining an understanding of the delicious food you'll taste along the way. By the end of the tour you'll know why the Distillery District has recently become a food lovers paradise.

Transportation will be provided. Please meet at MTCC South Entrance (Level 500 at Bremner Blvd.) at 12:15 PM. Buses will depart at 12:30 PM.

 

Kensington Market & China Town Walking Tour
12:30pm - 3:15pm
$30 per person

With colorful restaurants, shops that sell everything from Chinese DVDs to BBQ duck to t-shirts, and signs written in Chinese, Chinatown is a feast for the senses. Just a street over, Kensington Market is the origin of multicultural Toronto and the city at its best with fruit and vegetable markets mixed with cool cafes and restaurants and vintage clothing stores. Cover the history of the Chinese community in Toronto, street art, graffiti, moose on rooftops, a famous King who lived here, and some of the best places to eat and shop on the cheap!

Transportation will be provided. Please meet at MTCC South Entrance (Level 500 at Bremner Blvd.) at 12:15 PM. Buses will depart at 12:30 PM.

 

Venue Tour: Exhibition Place
1:00pm - 3:00pm
$10 per person

Transportation will be provided. Please meet at MTCC South Entrance (Level 500 at Bremner Blvd.) at 12:15 PM. Buses will depart at 12:30 PM.


Sunday, July 22nd Late Afternoon Events
 

Beer Makes History Better Walking Tour
3:30pm - 5:45pm
$40 per person

Throughout its history, from the early 1800s, when Toronto was known as “York” to the modern metropolis it is today, the citizens of this city have used beer for refreshment and merrymaking. This tour is a historic walk through the streets of the old Toronto and an introduction to Canadian beer, with a focus on beer made in Toronto and regional craft brews. On this historic beer tour, stops will be made at three pubs each with their own character and selection of beer to try, as well as the historically delicious St. Lawrence Market to sample some Canadian delicacies.

Meet at MTCC Level 600 near registration at 3:00 PM.

 

Venue Tour: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
3:30pm - 5:30pm
$10 per person

Meet at MTCC Room 602A at 3:15 PM.


Thursday, July 26th
 

Venue Tour: Scotiabank Arena (formerly Air Canada Centre)
9:00am - 11:00am
$10 per person

Meet at MTCC Level 600 near registration area at 8:30 AM.

Venue Tour: Elgin & Winter Garden Theatres
9:00am - 11:00am
$10 per person

Transportation will be provided. Please meet at MTCC South Entrance (Level 500 at Bremner Blvd.) at 8:30 AM. Buses will depart at 8:45 AM.

Venue Tour: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
9:00am - 11:00am
$10 per person

Meet at MTCC Room 602A at 8:30 AM.


Spouse/Companion Optional Events
 

Prohibition & Whisky History Walking Tour
Monday, July 23rd - 2:30pm - 4:00pm
$55 per person

Hear the story of the world's largest distillery, Gooderham and Worts, as they rose to power directly opposite the temperance leagues in the 1800's and early 1900's. Walk through the distillery that supplied two countries during their respective prohibitions while learning about shifty gangsters and the rise of infamous booze boss, Harry Hatch. This tour includes a whisky tasting featuring Gooderham and Worts, Pike Creek and Lot 40 whiskies at the Mill St. Beer Hall.

Transportation will be provided to the walking tour starting point. Please meet at MTCC South Entrance (Level 500 at Bremner Blvd.) at 2:00 PM. 

 

Old Town & St. Lawrence Market Walking Tour
Tuesday, July 24th - 3:30pm -6:30pm
$15 per person

This tour begins with a romp through the early history of Toronto, as it grew from the Town of York into the city it is today. Your guide will share the very best stories of the past two centuries, dramatize a duel to the death, describe a public hanging, divulge a failed rebellion, and maybe even dish out a shocking fact here and there. Then you'll make your way to the front entrance of the famous St Lawrence Market, (established in 1803), where your guide will take you on a short walk of the area to give you a sense of what the old Town of York was like and how the market developed over time to be one of the top attractions in this great city.

Meet at MTCC Level 600 near registration area at 3:00 PM.


Toronto Waterfont Walking Tour
Wednesday, July 25th - 2:00pm -5:00pm
$20 per person

During this leisurely stroll along the boardwalk, you will develop a better understanding of how Toronto has managed its shoreline, how the lake has affected the city's growth, as well as take an inside look at Harbourfront Centre. At the end of the tour, you can set sail through the Toronoto Harbour and Islands with Mariposa Cruises on their replica steamer ship, The Oriole. (A 20% off voucher will be provided for additional cost of the boat ride after the walking tour.)

Transportation will be provided to the walking tour starting point. Please meet at MTCC South Entrance (Level 500 at Bremner Blvd.) at 1:30 PM. 

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