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Steam Whistle Brewery

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Address: The Roundhouse | 255 Bremner Blvd., Toronto, Ontario M5V 3M9, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 416-362-2337
Today
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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Best brewery tour!

My boyfriend and I went on a brewery tour and loved it. We've been on a few in Canada, but this was by far the best! Greeted straight away by a beer sample, then shortly after a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I went on a brewery tour and loved it. We've been on a few in Canada, but this was by far the best! Greeted straight away by a beer sample, then shortly after a bottle of beer to take around with us. The tour was comprehensive and history section was excellent. Thanks Steam Whistle!

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The first time I came here, the tours were all booked up for the day so when the opportunity arose to come back, I jumped right on it. We were a group of 7 family members and they were more than able to accommodate to us. We only had to wait half an hour for our tour to start which... More 

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East Grinstead, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not a big beer drinker but swung by on a recommendation - and drank all the beers! Tour guide was fab, really engaging with plenty of bad jokes, not much going on in the production side as we went over Christmas but cool to see the place, hear the stories and just keep drinking!

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Thank Becky W
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great staff with good hospitality. I love visiting Steam Whistle Brewery because of its welcoming staff and unique ambiance. They give you variety of beers to sample for free if you haven't had a chance to taste their beer yet. I like the idea because it gives us chance to choose and decide our choice of drink.

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Thank Asha R
Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When I first came in, there was an hour wait for my tour, so I ordered one of their amazing sandwiches and had lunch. They also gave me a free sample from the bar after I paid for the tour. When the tour started, the tour guide showed us their signature beer fridge and she gave everyone a bottle of... More 

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Austintown, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great experience. They start you out with a sample when you walk in and then on the tour you get your own bottle of beer to drink while touring the facility. You get to see the whole process start to finish on beer making. You can also taste the products that go into the process. At the... More 

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Thank Tina H
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A bit of a renegade when it was conceived, Steam Whistle has grown in popularity (and relative size) every year since. Great beer. Crisp, fresh, almost sparkling, this brew is a classic.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Steam Whistle is only a relatively young business (est. 1999) but this short (about 30 minutes) tour is entertaining, and you don't need to be a beer drinker to find it interesting. It includes an inspection of the brewing, ageing, bottling and packaging facilities, a discussion of the raw materials used, the history of the building, and more. And yes,... More 

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Louth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a prebooked tour around the brewery. Informative guide on what was a short tour. Nice freebie beer on completion. The main bar was packed when we came out full of Blue Jays fans and a brilliant atmosphere!

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Thank Glyn S
Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour was so much fun. A great value for your money! Got to drink a beer right off the line and had a couple samples as well. The tour guide was very friendly, energetic and knowledgeable!

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