If you have never been on a Segway, here’s your chance to go on a guided tour on a Segway with the folks at GO Tours Canada conveniently located in the heart of the Distillery at 30 Gristmill Lane. We recently did the 30 minute spin and it was not only fun but also informative.
A bit about the Distillery District – “The Distillery” is one of Toronto’s most vibrant neighborhoods, heritage site and home to the former Gooderham and Worts Distillery which was once the largest distiller of alcoholic beverages in the British Empire. The Distillery District is made up ten streets spread out over area of thirteen acres with more than forty revitalized heritage buildings. It is believed to be the largest collection of Victoria Era industrial architecture in North America. The retail establishments within the Distillery include many art galleries, artisan studios, furniture designers, specialty boutiques, a microbrewery (Mill Street Brewery), a chocolatier, cafés, bakeries and restaurants that are all located in the restored red brick, Victorian-era buildings. On weekends the Distillery District is teeming with events such as famers, crafts, antique markets wand live music.
Distillery Segway Tours
If you have never been on a Segway then it’s okay because the tour begins with a short training session. Once you are comfortable then Segway Distillery District tour begins with a spin along the brick roads and alleyways that weave around this historic, pedestrian-only village and discover the fascinating history and the beauty of the old Gooderham and Worts whiskey distillery which was in operation until the early 1990’s. They provide helmets for you to wear for safety but don’t worry it’s very safe.
The 60 minute has more time to enjoy more riding time to discover more historical exploits, with a short break to for complimentary tasting at Soma Chocolate and Mill St. Brewery.
COST: 30 minute spin ($39 + 13% HST)** or 60 minutes tour ($69 + 13% HST) **
TIMES: 60 minute tour: daily at 12, 2 and 4 PM 30 minute spins are daily between 11- 5
OTHER DETAILS: Helmets, training and photo opportunity included
Distillery Deluxe Tasting Tour (walk tour)
If you are a history, chocolate or beer fan, then we recommend the Distillery Deluxe Tasting Tour. During this walking tour of the Distillery District you’ll learn about the history of a drunk Toronto, cultural divides that led to food and water security problems, the rise of the world’s once largest distillery and why the new era of the Distillery District has become a food lovers paradise. You’ll experience the Distillery while learning about Toronto’s Booze, Death and Cholera history with engaging stops at Ontario Spring Water Sake, Soma Chocolate, Sweet Escapes and Mill St. Brewery.
COST: $49 + 13% HST** TIME: Saturday at 4 PM (other start times available upon request) minimum 2 people 19 or older
**Ask us for your discount code to get 10% off your Segway Tour.
Insider TIP: don’t forget to get a picture of the “Love Locks”