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“Graffiti tour Toronto (Jane's Walk)” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Tour Guys
Ranked #6 of 119 Tours in Toronto
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Owner description: FREE walking tours are what we're known best for, but we offer private tour guides, group tours, school field trips and more. Our tours cover what's cool, interesting, and exciting about Toronto, from graffiti to ghosts, and the best places to eat, shop, and play.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Toronto, Canada
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“Graffiti tour Toronto (Jane's Walk)”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2012

This was not much of a tour and not much of a walk. It took too long to start. Jason talked endlessly. He never gently suggested holding more questions, so people were stuck for ages every two seconds, and he used every question as a cue to go on and on and on - again. We only went down one basic alley - the best known in Toronto anyway - and then as a sop , had a look at a couple across the street. It was billed as a two-hour tour as part of Jane's Walk - and there was barely any walking. Just about any street art was called "graffiti". He gave a very positive introduction of - himself, and wore a determinedly friendly smile all the time, which ended up being rather grating. Someone asked whether we'd visit Kensington Market and he said no, we woudn't get "that far north." "That far north" was a few blocks away and could very easily have been done in the two hours set aside for what I had thought would be an interesting walk full of information. Finally, not Jason's fault but Toronto graffiti and street art must be the most drab, uninspired, and often downright ugly (terrible colours) I've seen on four continents.

Visited May 2012
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JasonKooch, Owner at Tour Guys, responded to this review, 10 May 2012
I'm sorry to hear the free public walking tour for the Jane's Walk weekend I offered voluntarily (and which was attended by 150+ people) did not meet with your high expectations. Our regularly scheduled public tours have much smaller groups which enable more ground to be covered than the 3 alleys and 1.5km we did that day in the same amount of time (2 hours).
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Doral, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great introduction to this majestic city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2012

Jason provided my folks and I with a great introduction to Toronto. His free tour is really worth it as you'll learn plenty during the 90 mins he spends with you.
I really recommend it to anyone interested in the history of this city. Jason was awesome and I hope to use his services again!

Visited March 2012
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Adrian, Michigan
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“Great tour!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2012 via mobile

We came into town early for the free tour so that we could get a better idea of what we wanted to do during our weeklong visit. Jason was excellent, knowledgeable and very enthusiastic about the city. The tour made us want to explore the city even more and we look forward to additional tours with them.

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Toronto, Canada
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10 attraction reviews
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“A funny, friendly, know-it-all guide - highly recommended!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2012

We are Toronto natives, but have never taken a tour of the city until a friend was visiting us from abroad. We took the FREE tour by Tour Guys, led by Jason, and we very positively surprised. He didn't cancel though only four people showed up and he was funny, knowledgeable and very easy going. We learned a lot about the city and especially the downtown core, all while laughing almost non-stop for two hours.

We can't wait to try some of the other tours Tour Guys have to offer. As soon as it gets warmer I already have my eyes set on the Graffiti tour!

Visited February 2012
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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“Exploring the Heart of Toronto”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2011

My friend and I took the short walking tour in downtown Toronto (City Hall, Old City Hall, Eaton Center, Nathan Philips Square). It was about 1.30 hours. About half of it outside and half inside the buildings. Our guide, Jason, was amazing and his knowledge of the city was exceptional. Apart from visiting the landmarks, we had a great time listening to all the funny stories about how the architects, artists and politicians (..grrr) influenced the buildings. There were many interesting (and humorous!) details that we would have just missed otherwise. Jason was able to reconstruct the growth of Toronto from a small town with a little church to the bustling city that it is today (the little church still stands and is part of the tour!). Thanks for a great time!

Visited December 2011
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