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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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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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Great Toronto spot

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... read more

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today 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 2 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 3 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 4 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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Sydney, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 6 days ago NEW

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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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are visiting the BIg T (Toronto) You must save sometime to visit the steam brewery located on the same site as the old railway station museum and Ripley's aquarium This locally grown home brew has won a few awards and there are a few interesting samples to satisfy the taste buds of beer drinkers. The added bonus is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Group from all over Canada intown for Grey Cup. Shane thank you so much for arranging this. From samples to learning how they brew their beer was great. Our tour guide was vary funny, knowledge and engaging. Getting to see not only the brewery but where the business side works was interesting. Definitely coming back, if nit the tour for... More 

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