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Steam Whistle Brewery

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Address: The Roundhouse | 255 Bremner Blvd., Toronto, Ontario M5V 3M9, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 416-362-2337
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12:00 - 18:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 18:00
Fri - 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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Amazing beer

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... read more

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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Thank Mike W
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Thank Tom D
Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our guide (tallest guy in the room with a hat) was fantastic. The only thing I wished was that I was there earlier in the day to see the beer being bottled and cased.

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Thank janinejones11
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place to go grab some Steam Whistle beers along with a hot pretzel, hoy noisy but not quise, just the right "ambiance". Very easy to to get there, the surroundings recall for old industrial Toronto.

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Custer, South Dakota
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Brewery built into an old railroad roundhouse. They only make pilsner beer so if you want to drink a darker beer this will just be a neat place to check out. Across the street from CN tower.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great value for money! Very friendly staff and the opportunity to try the beer. Educational tour and friendly vibes. One of our favourite attraction when we visited Toronto. Would recommend to everyone!

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit while in Toronto Right next to the CN Tower. If you want to do the brewery tour book on line before you go. We didn't do couldn't do it, but the food was ok for a cheap lunch and free beer samples too ( as many as you want in 1/3 pint glasses. All free too

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Great place, great staff! Close to CN Tower. I recomend. Relax and have fun at Steam Whistle Brewery.

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