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Steam Whistle Brewery

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Address: The Roundhouse | 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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Great Pilsner

The $10 tour gets you a knowledgeable tour guide, a full beer and a visit to the tasting room for an unfiltered sample. The Sunday tour does not let you see the beware in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The $10 tour gets you a knowledgeable tour guide, a full beer and a visit to the tasting room for an unfiltered sample. The Sunday tour does not let you see the beware in operation, just a look down on the equipment from an overhead catwalk. Beer is great if you like a European style Pilsner

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on the steam whistle brewery tour last month after my husband visited the brewery several times and was unable to tour it because of how quickly the spots fill. Because of this our expectations were a little higher. The tour itself is 30 minutes and they do give a beer to enjoy throughout the tour. Our tour guide... More 

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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was a good thing to do when one has a little time. If you've been to one brewery before, then go here for the brew!

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Thank LJ M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Best bargain in T.O. The tour is great, the tour guide was great, and the product was great. For $10 you get an hour guided tour, a beer, and two samples. If you around the downtown area take this in, but you may need to book in advance. Fills up everyday.

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Thank Craig H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a cool looking Brewery in the heart of Toronto. It looks like an old factory with the style of brick they use and it has a cool looking "water" tower outside. I just stopped in for a drink and it happened to be after all their tours but that was our fault. It does close by around 6... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Not one for reviews but highly enjoyable and entertaining tour thanks to our brilliant tour guide Francis. Visiting my brother from Ireland and it was a great tour. Great value for money and 12 lovely bottles of steam whistle cooling in the fridge to enjoy later.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good tour starting at regular intervals thru the day. Book ahead for weekends. Combine it with the Ripley aquarium and CN tower.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Canadians, what can I tell you, they're good people. We were running a little late and they said no worries you can pay later. I'm not sure that happens in the US. The guide was so engaging and friendly and answered all kinds of questions politely. Owner walked through during tour and said hello and thanked us for coming. Great... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Walked over after spending the afternoon at the aquarium. Tours were all booked, but enjoyed a beer and a couple of pretzels.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited the Brewery today on a VIP Tour with work. We all absolutely loved the tour and would recommend it to anyone. Our tour guide was extremely informative. Definitely gave us insight on the brewing process and made for a fun afternoon out of the office.

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