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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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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Trip 2016

Very nice and clean. Staff pleasant. Was surprised that they only brew one beer. Beer was very good in my book!

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hours are a little lame here. They close by 6:00PM. Beer prices are good and its good beer. Hope your in the mood for a Pilsner.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very nice and clean. Staff pleasant. Was surprised that they only brew one beer. Beer was very good in my book!

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stumbled across this traction by accident...happy accident! Tour of the brewery plus tasting a reasonable price and very welcome on. Hot sunny day!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

very nice find for tourists and beer lovers alike - they explain the whole beer making process and the tour is entertaining

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London, ON
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Toured this brewery with a group of friends! Fun and worth the small fee. Definitely something cool to do in Toronto! Beautiful building and great beer!

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Port Stanley, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was seriously the best money that we spent in Toronto over the last couple of days. We were in town to see a couple of Jays games and had some time to kill so we booked a tour. Very interesting learning about how company started and great to see an independent brewery flourish in a time of big corporations... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Noah was fantastic! The tour was easy to book (fills up quickly so plan ahead!) and the location is very central, surrounded by the CN tower, aquarium and nearby Union Station. The tour started promptly. We were given headphones so that we could hear the guide (Noah) amongst the noise of the bar/brewery. This was great because we could walk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not being a "real" beer lover I didn't know what to expect. But my wife and I loved it. Tour is fairly short but u do get some free samples. I don't know if I learned a ton about the beer making process, but the history of steam whistle is very cool. I also cant wait to point out some... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My partner and I love a good beer. We happened upon the Steam Whistle Brewery after a trip up the CN Tower. So glad we did - signed up for the tour and we were not disappointed. Really enthusiastic staff and the tour was really informative, plus we got to drink a bottle of beer as we walked around. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a nice little brewery tour. They make one lager beer and they are quite proud of it - with reason. During the tour you'll get to taste the freshest beer you'll probably ever will. And it's good! The tour itself is typically for a brewery. You'll hear the story behind the brewery, the brewing process and how things... More 

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