Steam Whistle Brewery
Steam Whistle Brewery
4.5
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Located within walking distance of the CN Tower and Rogers Center, Steam Whistle Brewing occupies Bays 1-14 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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The area
Address
Neighborhood: CityPlace
How to get there
  • Union • 8 min walk
  • St. Andrew • 9 min walk
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  • Andrés Blanco
    Carteret, New Jersey675 contributions
    Good spot to grab a bite and a decent beer.
    After taking the tour through the CN Tower which is right in front we decided to stop by and take a look at this place. The brewery is located in one of the buildings previously used for an old railway roundhouse which is pretty cool. They have indoor and outdoor seating. We ordered some snacks, drinks, and beer. Everything was good but the beer was great. The atmosphere was pleasant and the service was good.
    Hi Andres, thanks for the great review! We're happy to hear that you loved the beer and had a great time at the brewery. Cheers!
    Written March 21, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2022
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 21, 2023
  • Lyndria
    Flower Mound, Texas183 contributions
    Cool brewery in an old train roundhouse
    We had a quick lunch here, and were glad we stopped. The beer was really good, and the atmosphere was bright and modern. We had the poutine (delicious) and meat/cheese board. Our front, there are several old trains that you can look at and enjoy.
    Hi Lyndria, thanks for the great review and for stopping by the Biergarten. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your time here and we hope to see you back again soon!
    Written March 21, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2023
    Written March 6, 2023
  • Jader
    Saskatoon, Canada132 contributions
    Great time in family
    The Steam Whistle brewery us an excellent place to have a beer among friends. We went on a Sunday Morning and it was really pleasant. I had both – filtered and unfiltered beer and I really appreciated it. Unfortunately we were not able to go to the tour because it happens only on Fridays and Saturdays.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written May 2, 2023
  • minsterman66
    Chippenham, United Kingdom132 contributions
    Popular and busy
    We were meeting an old friend who emigrated to Canada for a meal and this was suggested. Be aware of when there are local sports games on, as this is popular with fans before games. As a result they will time limit you as there will be people queuing to get in as we did for 15 minutes. Food is good and the beer excellent, so worth the wait.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 8, 2023
  • RLMG
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom7 contributions
    Fun tour and cold beer!
    Tour guide Kenny was fab! Just the right balance of information and funny anecdotes and you get a cold beer! Can't praise Kenny enough, so helpful and included our 2 kids in the tour...just with Steam Whistle beer was available in Scotland! If you're ever in Toronto book a tour you won't be disappointed:)
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 5, 2023
  • ElizabethB85
    Raleigh, North Carolina8 contributions
    Excellent tour!
    Seven of us took the brewery tour yesterday and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Our tour guide, Kenny, was one of the best guides we have ever encountered. He was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, entertaining, and obviously loves his job and the brewery. The history of the building is very interesting and Kenny really brought it to life for us. I cannot recommend this tour highly enough. Oh yes - the beer was quite delicious as well!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 20, 2023
  • Craig B
    1 contribution
    5* tour thanks to Kenny
    Kenny our tour guide was an absolute joy. He was friendly and accommodating. He told the Steam Whistle story well and answered questions throughout the tour with a high level of knowledge about the brewery. He was also one of the best tour guides I’ve ever had, his charisma and passion made the tour experience unique.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 7, 2023
  • Derek K
    11 contributions
    Brewery tour of Steam Whistle professionally delivered 👍
    Very informative and interesting tour of the Steam Whistle Brewery. Our tour guide Kenny was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and very entertaining. Would definitely recommend the tour where you get to sample a bottle of lovely cold Steam Whistle pilsner, some malt and even some hops if you're crazy enough. First class.
    Thanks for the review Derek, we hope to see you back again soon for a lovely cold Steam Whistle Pilsner. Cheers!
    Written October 10, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 19, 2023
  • Shirley S
    Lindsay, Canada5 contributions
    Kenny the Steam Whistle Tour Guide
    If you’ve ever considered visiting Steam Whistle we highly recommend that you do! The beer is soooo cold and taking the tour Is a great experience. Our friends from the UK we’re visiting Canada for the first time and we chose to include the Steam Whistle Brewery on our itinerary of great places to visit! We signed up for the tour so our friends could hear firsthand the history of the brewery. They had so much fun!! Kenny was our tour guide! What a gem💎 Kenny is very knowledgeable of the history of the brewery and has a fun and informative way of sharing his knowledge. He’s outgoing, funny and is very skilled in engaging people! Kenny is a great Face for Steam Whistle and we hope that he continues to lead tours for a long time to come😀
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 15, 2023
  • Nancy L
    Orlando, Florida6,294 contributions
    No choices
    There is no choice of beer here. Filtered or unfiltered Pilsner. The beer was ok but a brewery usually has a lot many choices. No dark beer here. Very limited food menu. This one was not as expected. I have been on many brewery tours so skipped this one. The guide those was enthusiastic and made me want to join.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 22, 2023
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IMissGizmoCat
100 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Jamar was our tour guide and he was wonderful. Informative, funny, perfect host for Steam Whistle Brewery! We live on the west coast of US and always stop at Steam Whistle for great Pilsner and a tour when we visit Toronto. Brought friends with us this time and they had a great time too! Steam Whistle Pilsner is the best and the brewery building is a very interesting and historical part of Toronto. I would recommend even if you do not drink beer to see the old roundhouse and learn about the beer making process.
Written February 6, 2020
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Muggette60
74 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
In the middle of a snow storm my nephew suggested a tour and I was skeptical. I’m glad I went. Our tour guide Jamar was very knowledgeable about the history of Steam Whistle as well as the brewing process. The tour was fun and interesting - it’s great to see how successful this Canadian craft brewer has been. 2 large servings of Pilsner certainly also helped us forgot the storm brewing outside. Thanks Jamar!
Written January 19, 2020
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Shirley S
Lindsay, Canada5 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
If you’ve ever considered visiting Steam Whistle we highly recommend that you do! The beer is soooo cold and taking the tour
Is a great experience.

Our friends from the UK we’re visiting Canada for the first time and we chose to include the Steam Whistle Brewery on our itinerary of great places to visit!

We signed up for the tour so our friends could hear firsthand the history of the brewery. They had so much fun!!

Kenny was our tour guide! What a gem💎
Kenny is very knowledgeable of the history of the brewery and has a fun and informative way of sharing his knowledge. He’s outgoing, funny and is very skilled in engaging people!

Kenny is a great Face for Steam Whistle and we hope that he continues to lead tours for a long time to come😀
Written October 15, 2023
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Kathleen O
Wirtz, VA180 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
Will was the all star tour guide. He passionately explained the quality ingredients that go into Steam-whistle Pilsners, interacted with our group on a personal level and explained the history of the beautiful building that houses the brewery, restaurant and event hall.
Biggest bang for our buck so far in Toronto.
Written March 10, 2020
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Brap Pack
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Friends
Went to Steam Whistle with my friend on the 13th of January and was pleasantly surprised to be on a tour with just one couple and us. Our tour guide was fantastic. Jamar was knowledgeable, personable, and showed a real care for Steam Whistle as it sounded like it was a family affair (Sly & the Family Stone style). Got to know more about the brewery and its going on's than I have in four other outings on the tour - and given there is more opportunity for the tour guide to let a video do the talking (in part), it was great to have someone who felt like they had a bit of an inside tip and passion for the place. Jamar is a legend - and were it possible to vote for a PM of tour guides for Steam Whistle - he would get my vote. If you get a chance to have him give you a tour you are just about the luckiest group in all of Toronto. Thanks Jamar for making this the best tour I've been on by a country kilometer.
Written January 14, 2020
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Chas M
Pittsburgh, PA442 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
My wife and I stopped in here for the tour today. It was an informative and fun little walkthrough of this brewery. The tour is $12 and you get 2 beers during this 30 minute learning experience. Our tour guide Avery was fun and made this an enjoyable experience.
Written January 25, 2020
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Bruacharden
Edmonton, Canada5 contributions
Feb 2020
The brewery is in a reconstructed historic building in the heart of downtown Toronto. The pace of the tour is very relaxed; the tour itself lasts about 30-40 minutes - longer if you wish to linger in the restaurant/gift shop. Highly recommended.
Written February 24, 2020
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kihyland
Pasadena, TX536 contributions
Jul 2019
We stopped in here on our way to a Blue Jays game for a quick snack/drink. My husband had a beer sampler and really enjoyed it (I'm not a beer drinker). The food is from a food truck parked at the brewery and it was DELICIOUS. I highly recommend this place for a quick bite. We'll definitely be back!!!
Written January 2, 2020
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Sallypotter
Blackpool, UK101 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Firstly would like to say that our guide Jamar was brilliant! He was informative, funny and could answer all the questions.

We called in here when we had a free hour or so and just managed to get on a tour, it was really reasonable and included 2 beers. It was the best thing we did in Toronto and would highly recommend to anyone visiting.

I’m returning in the summer and will be sure to visit again with my brother and daughter! (I checked and under 18s can go and still think they’d enjoy the story)
Written February 14, 2020
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Hayley M
1 contribution
Feb 2020
Me and my boyfriend had the pleasure of having Kenny as our tour guide. He was fantastic, so funny and friendly and he was filled with knowledge. It was a great tour and I would highly recommend to anyone wanting a unique brewery tour experience.
Written February 19, 2020
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