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Steam Whistle Brewery

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Address: 255 Bremner Blvd | 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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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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Neat place to visit

I have always wanted to stop here and never had the time. They offer free samples of their beer as well as tours of the brewery. Unfortunately for us, all tours were full before... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Athol, Massachusetts
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Athol, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have always wanted to stop here and never had the time. They offer free samples of their beer as well as tours of the brewery. Unfortunately for us, all tours were full before we arrived on Saturday afternoon, so plan accordingly! Great staff and friendly atmosphere! Limited menu.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Touring headsets so the tour guide doesn't have to scream over a crowd = Awesome. Free beer during the tour = Unexpectedly more awesome. Free samples before the tour = epicly awesome. We went on a crowded, cold holiday (11/11) ((also my husbands birthday)) so there was more people than expected because the states usually don't get that holiday off... More 

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Thank Kelli Q
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The brewery's central location, fantastic staff & tour, and historical setting, make it a must see when in Toronto. I'm from Toronto and have been several times, either for a tour, event, or casual beer. If you are visiting, you should definitely pop by. Oh yea, the beer is also good and they now have snacks.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It beer wasn't for me but we were curious and stopped in. The staff was very nice and friendly even when we arrived minutes prior to closing. They were extremely accommodating.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I had a great time. I am a huge Steamwhistle fan, and it was so much fun. We were welcomed with two free samples right when we walked through the door. We went on the tour and our guide was Lizzy. She was amazing, and there was not a question she could not answer. She was informative... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been on the brewery tour many times and it's always fun and cheap. If you ever need to pass an hour before a jays game it's a great way to do it. And the beer is as fresh as it gets

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Thank David C
Sydney, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great Tour, Great Beer, Great Food, Great Staff... that says it all ! Be sure not to miss Steam Whistle Brewery if you are visiting downtown Toronto!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we didn't get the chance to take their brewery tour -- we were able to stop in and sample a beer right before they closed. It has a lively & friendly atmosphere and when I'm back in the area -- I'd like to stop by again and take the tour!

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Thank Tinabeth P
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stumbled across this place on my way to the aquarium. There's loads of really big trains outside the place and that's what caught my attention. Myself and my boyfriend decided to have a look inside and we joined the tour through the brewery. The tour was fun, informative and we got to enjoy some beers throughout and after. Staff were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful spot to drop in and sample a beer. Check out the historic roundhouse while you're there.

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