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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: (416) 362-2337
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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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Cool brew :)

Visited Mar 13 (a while ago now). Thought the tour was good, lots of free tasting, the surrounding site with the steam engine turntable is great. Really enjoyed it. Still use my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed today
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Visited Mar 13 (a while ago now). Thought the tour was good, lots of free tasting, the surrounding site with the steam engine turntable is great. Really enjoyed it. Still use my 2 steam whistle bottle openers 3.5 years later, and still have my steam whistle hockey puck in my living room memorabilia cabinet, pride of place! :)

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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After exploring Toronto, accidentally I found this place, near by CN Tower and coast Ontario in ex*locomotive garage. This small brewery is offering you every hour short tour through production lines, few snacks and few types of fresh lager, from the tap or bottle. Not much to offer :) Beer hall inside is full of funny smiling people. It is... More 

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Frome, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Found this purely by chance, were giving away free samples, really good beer, there were also tours but we did not have time to go on one

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Thank Jackie H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited Steam Whistle when we went to Bluejays Baseball Game. Loved it, micro brewery where beer is made on premises. You can actually book a tour which unfortunately we did not have time although we made a return visit after our walk outside CN Tower. Great atmosphere, unique gifts to buy and carry out as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Was fantastic to hear the background to this beer. The tour doesn't take too long and you can pay extra so you get a glass as part of your tour. Well worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We left the Amsterdam Brewery & headed here for our 14:00 tour.. The tour was amazing & great to hear about how great the business is to work for. Staff are genuinely happy & informative throughout. Free beer & a tester of the unfiltered beer at the end. Great fun & stayed for a few after! Just wish they had... More 

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

They only make one beer, but it's a nice pilsner that makes Steam Whistle worth a stop. There is not a ton to see inside and I didn't do the tour, but the atmosphere was friendly.

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Thank ATXMike
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I took a friend who was visiting and enjoys beer on this tour and we both had an amazing experience. Our tour guide was HILARIOUS and very knowledgeable. The tour is 30 minutes long and you get a bottle of beer! And many samples. For a company that brews only one type of beer, they sure do know what they're... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took the tour while in Toronto for the day. We booked our appointment in advance on line. When we thought we would not make it because of traffic we called and they allowed us to move our time to the next tour. On arrival we enjoyed a pint of Steam Whistle while waiting for our tour. Our tour was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place has excellent beers. Not recommend for eating, as the meal selections and seating were limited.

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