Distrillery district walking tour

$57.50 $57.50

Are you planning a trip and wondering what to do in Toronto? Our self-guided walking tour around the Distillery District takes you from the Big Heart through the Distillery District, to the very oldest parts of Toronto and St.James Cathedral, St.Lawrence Market, some parks, and many monuments!

Solve challenges at every step to discover your next destination. Learn a little history as well as interesting facts about what surrounds you.

The Toronto Distillery District Tourist Scavenger Hunt is a 3.6 km/2.2 mi self-guided walking tour with challenges along the way. It takes 3 hours to complete.

  • A fun learning experience
  • See the sights! 45 locations
  • Learn some local history
  • Challenge your knowledge: 48 varied challenges
  • Fun for all ages, kids included
  • Walk at your own pace: 3.6 km/2.2 mi
  • Wheelchair and stroller accessible throughout
  • Pet friendly throughout
  • Start whenever you are ready, from your smartphone – no fixed schedule
  • Take as little, or as much time as you wish to complete your hunt

Buy 1 scavenger hunt for your party of 1 to 6 people.

Scroll below for additional details, including locations seen, and how to start the activity.

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Description

The Toronto Distillery District Tourist Scavenger Hunt is a 3.6 km/2.2 mi self-guided walking tour with challenges along the way. It takes 3 hours to complete.

We designed and tested this tour in the Fall of 2022.

You will see:

  • Canadian Opera Company Theatre
  • Parliament Square Park
  • Little Trinity Anglican Church
  • Young Centre for the Performing Arts
  • Museum of Illusions
  • St Lawrence Market
  • St.James Cathedral
  • Toronto’s 1st Post Office
  • And many monuments and statues!

This scavenger hunt has a difficulty level of NORMAL.

Your group’s size should be between 2 and 6 people. In fact, children are welcome and will enjoy the varied challenges.

After purchase, to begin your Toronto Distillery walking tour, go to Parliament Square Park, 44 Parliament St, Toronto, ON M5A 0B2.

Once there, log in to this website and begin your hunt.

Alternatively, you can access “My Account” and follow the instructions there.

Never hesitate to contact us if you experience any difficulties.

Ancient History

Toronto is located on the north shore of Lake Ontario, one of the 5 Great Lakes of North America.

This region has been inhabited for more than 10,000 years. It comprises deep ravines, urban forests, rivers, and a large plateau that slopes toward the lake.

In 1793, the British Crown bought this area from the Mississaugas, the tribe that inhabited it, and established the town of York. York became the capital of Upper Canada afterward. The United States attacked York during the War of 1812.

In 1834, the village was renamed to City of Toronto. It became the capital of the province of Ontario when the Canadian Confederation was signed in 1867.

Recent History

Toronto is by far the most populous city in the country with more than 2.7 million inhabitants in its 5 municipalities and almost 6 million in its metropolitan area. The metro area is usually called the GTA, or Greater Toronto Area. More than 50% of its population is a “visible” minority, that is, they are not white. Immigration has played an important role in the evolution and growth of this metropolis from very early on.

There are more than 160 languages spoken in the city, although English is the main language. These people come from over 200 distinct ethnic groups. Although there is an important “Chinatown” in Toronto, there are also several other ethnic areas such as Greektown, Little Portugal, Little Italy, and Corso Italia.

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Additional information

Start location

in Parliament Square Park, 44 Parliament St, Toronto, ON M5A 0B2

End point

On the western side of Parliament Square Park.

Sights seen

45 sites seen: important buildings, monuments, plazas & attractions

Challenges

48 varied challenges – all answers are available in front of your on-site, outdoors.

Duration

2 to 3 hours at normal walking pace

Required

Fully charged smartphone with internect access (data plan with LTE, 4G or 3G)

Distance

3.6 km / 2.2 mi

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