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Steam Whistle Brewery

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Address: 255 Bremner Blvd | 255 Bremner Blvd., Toronto, Ontario M5V 3M9, Canada
Phone Number: +1 416-362-2337
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11:00 - 18:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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Located within walking distance of the CN Tower and Rogers Center, Steam...

Located within walking distance of the CN Tower and Rogers Center, Steam Whistle Brewing occupies Bays 1-24 within the old John Street Roundhouse building, a designated National Historic Site that was previously home to the Canadian Pacific Railway steam locomotive repair facility. Thousands of visitors visit this brewery every year to attend one of the on-site events or take a tour of how the company brews its own Pilsner.

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Great beer great tour

Need to kill a few hours and like beer? Steam Whistle brewery is the place for you! The moment you walk in the door you're made to feel welcome. Had a beer at the bar while... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Woodstock, Canada
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Woodstock, Canada
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15 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Need to kill a few hours and like beer? Steam Whistle brewery is the place for you! The moment you walk in the door you're made to feel welcome. Had a beer at the bar while waiting for our tour to start. Then off to a very informative tour and another beer fresh off the line. Our tour guide was... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm not into beer but I really enjoyed the tour and trying out Steam Whistle. The tour didn't take too long and was interesting. You get a beer whilst touring! Some areas are very loud, but the tour guide hooks her mic up to earphones so it's easier to hear him/her.. Smell of hop can be a bit over bearing... More 

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Thank AnythingButMarzipan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great time today on our tour! Beer was tasty, the history of the building is fascinating and the guide was super friendly. Thanks for having us!

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Thank Kerry B
Athol, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have always wanted to stop here and never had the time. They offer free samples of their beer as well as tours of the brewery. Unfortunately for us, all tours were full before we arrived on Saturday afternoon, so plan accordingly! Great staff and friendly atmosphere! Limited menu.

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Thank Molly4267
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Touring headsets so the tour guide doesn't have to scream over a crowd = Awesome. Free beer during the tour = Unexpectedly more awesome. Free samples before the tour = epicly awesome. We went on a crowded, cold holiday (11/11) ((also my husbands birthday)) so there was more people than expected because the states usually don't get that holiday off... More 

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Thank Kelli Q
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The brewery's central location, fantastic staff & tour, and historical setting, make it a must see when in Toronto. I'm from Toronto and have been several times, either for a tour, event, or casual beer. If you are visiting, you should definitely pop by. Oh yea, the beer is also good and they now have snacks.

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Thank GuterMann
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It beer wasn't for me but we were curious and stopped in. The staff was very nice and friendly even when we arrived minutes prior to closing. They were extremely accommodating.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had a great time. I am a huge Steamwhistle fan, and it was so much fun. We were welcomed with two free samples right when we walked through the door. We went on the tour and our guide was Lizzy. She was amazing, and there was not a question she could not answer. She was informative... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been on the brewery tour many times and it's always fun and cheap. If you ever need to pass an hour before a jays game it's a great way to do it. And the beer is as fresh as it gets

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Sydney, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Tour, Great Beer, Great Food, Great Staff... that says it all ! Be sure not to miss Steam Whistle Brewery if you are visiting downtown Toronto!

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