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Steam Whistle Brewery

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Address: The Roundhouse | 255 Bremner Blvd., Toronto, Ontario M5V 3M9, Canada
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+1 416-362-2337
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11:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 18:00
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 brewery tour for 12 cad per person! If you are in toronto just stop by it is extremely interesting! Staff and tour guides are very nice and the beer tasting is sooo good. I... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great brewery tour for 12 cad per person! If you are in toronto just stop by it is extremely interesting! Staff and tour guides are very nice and the beer tasting is sooo good. I think we drank 3 bottles of beer that is really good as it is included and for free. The beer is of very good quality!... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved this beer! Didn't realize we were within walking distance! They give away free samples every day which is worth it in itself. Friendly staff and free wifi

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Last week, I walked in just to pick up cobra tap for a keg my buddy had purchased. I was greeted almost before I got in the door; I told them what I was there for but was still handed a beer to sample while they got the cobra tap. I think I met 5 workers in less time than... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Arrived a bit early, due to rain, for my 4pm tour. Was offered a sample at the bar and ordered a pint as well while waiting till 4. Had a good tour, the earpieces remind me of something out of Dr Who, but allowed you to hear the guide talk about beer process and the company. Got a beer that... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Steam Whistle did an amazing job at hosting a private tour for our group of ladies. Our guide was funny, easy going and entertaining. I would highly recommend this tour. thank you

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Josh H, Manager at Steam Whistle Brewery, responded to this review

Glad you had a good time! We look forward to having everyone back. Thanks for supporting Canadas Premium Pilsner. More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great beer, great tour guide, great story - time well spent! Interesting to see a simple approach to making one great product and sticking to it. All staff seemed enthusiastic and proud to be working there. That makes a huge difference to the overall experience.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok so I'm not a beer drinker and just tagged along with my husband. But after the first sip (polite gesture), I was hooked. It is really a good, light, crisp refreshing pilsner beer. Our tour guide Ariel (?) Was great. We tried some unfiltered beer as well, which had more of a smooth velvety flavor to it.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The steam whistle brewery has a nice history and is told well on the short tour. The beer is great and like they say they do one thing really well! Also had a cheese pretzel which was lovely

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in Toronto for spring break and came upon the brewery. It's in a great location if you are visiting the CN Tower, the aquarium or a Blue Jays game. Friendly staff and a great refreshing beer.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of my favourite spots I visited when in Toronto. The beer tastes great and it is a relaxed atmosphere, but also the staff all have a fantastic sense of humour and clearly are passionate about their work. Highly recommend.

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