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“Unique experience, friendly staff”

Steam Whistle Brewery
Ranked #5 of 532 things to do in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed January 15, 2014

This weekend we heard about the Sunday Farmer's Market at the Steam Whistle Brewery. The Brewery is part of the old train station round house, the building itself is something to see - especially if you are a train fan...or have little kids who like trains. In front of the brewery there are old station houses which you can explore around as well. Its hard to believe in a city as big as Toronto, there is so much space allotted smack in the centre of town. I mean, this is right by the CN tower. Its a nice little break from the hustle.
Inside the brewery they have old-timey photos of when the round house was being built and it is really interesting to see the city 100 years ago - all that was recognizable was the Fairmont Hotel.
Now, the Farmer's Market is tiny. Maybe 12 stalls - so, if you are going down there expecting to get your groceries for the week - this is not the place, but, if you are looking for an organic cup of the most delicious hot chocolate you will ever have and wash that down with some local cheese - this is the place for you.
You can also do brewery tours and have little beer samples. The beer is good, the staff are friendly and the place is a nice reflection of Toronto of yester year.

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Reviewed January 13, 2014

Steam Whistle is a local Toronto craft beer brewed in he Distillery District close to Lake Ontario. It is a beer factory that was build inside an old, old train station! The steam whistle from the old train station has been preserved and if you go on the brewery tour, you can even toot the whistle yourself.

I enjoyed the tour very much. It was very informative and much was explained about the beer making process, history of the Steam Whistle type of beer, and we got to have a glass of beer at the end of the tour!

Thank ATripperZ
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

We were there on a day where there were plenty of samples of beer and snacks being passed around. I enjoyed the location adjacent to the train tracks. I was glad that we stumbled upon this spot and would recommend you swing by for a pint.

Thank ALWP
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Reviewed January 10, 2014

By far one the best place to visit when you are in Toronto. Beer lover you will enjoy one's the best pilsner that you ever tasted. All staff are great and welcoming.

Thank Mathieu G
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

A small group of us visited the Steam Whistle Brewery, the tour was extremely interesting, covering the history of the company and the building, then, of course, the brewing process of the Steam Whistle's excellent pilsner. We were given a few samples to prove the point!

Thank Wallis W
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